Can People With Dry Eyes Wear Contacts?

Close up of man putting in contact lens into eye

If you have dry eye disease, you’re well aware of the irritating symptoms that can come with it. If you wear contact lenses, these symptoms can be even worse.  If you have dry eye disease, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear contacts! At Cowichan Eyecare we’re here to help you find the right contacts so […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Headaches?

Women experiencing headaches due to dry eye

Dry eyes can cause many annoying and uncomfortable symptoms. Light sensitivity, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and itchy, burning eyes are common. If you have dry eyes and frequent headaches, are these conditions connected?  Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between these conditions, including if dry eyes can cause headaches.   What Is Dry Eye […]

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How to Treat Dry Eyes Naturally

Women touching eyes due to experience of dry eyes

Dry eyes can lead to significant irritation and inflammation, lowering your quality of life. Your optometrist has several ways to relieve your symptoms at home or with in-office treatments, depending on your needs. If you prefer a natural remedy for dry eyes, how can you treat this condition?  Continue reading to learn more about dry […]

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What Is the Main Cause of Dry Eye?

Split screen showing dry eyes on the left and healthy eyes on the right

Unfortunately, the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye are very common. Around 6 million Canadians suffer from the scratchy, gritty sensations associated with the condition.  Fortunately, relief is available. In order for your optometrist to recommend the best dry treatment, they first need to understand what the underlying cause of your dry eye might be.  What […]

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What is Included in an Eye Exam?

Young women undergoing eye exam at eye doctors clinic while wearing mask

You’re likely familiar with eye exams in general, but your last visit to your eye doctor might have been a few years ago. Regular eye exams are vital for your eye health, but what happens during your appointment?  Your optometrist has several diagnostic tests to help identify any potential issues. Continue reading to learn more […]

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Eye Exam Essentials: Part 1

Last year I wrote two articles discussing the pretest, which takes place with a technician prior to seeing your Optometrist. Pretest includes lensometry (glasses measurement), autorefraction (prescription starting point), intraocular pressure, visual field, retinal scans, and retinal photographs. Once the pretest is completed, you will be escorted to a sanitized exam room and seated in […]

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Take a Closer Look at Your Lashes

Do your eyelids often feel red, swollen, and itchy, with crusts clumping your eyelashes together? Do you find yourself rubbing your eyes several times a day and not finding relief? Does your vision only seem clear for the second or two after you blink? Do your eyes sting and burn and sometimes feel as though […]

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Could your cosmetics be leading to dry eye disease?

Dry eye is becoming quite the buzz word. We are hearing more about it as we spend more time on digital devices and as dry eye research and treatment options expand rapidly. Is there anything in your beauty routine that could be contributing to or increasing your risk of developing dry eye disease? Dry eye […]

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