Dry Eyes


Dry eyes can be a very uncomfortable and inconvenient condition, but fortunately, there are several methods for treating them. The most important thing to remember with dry eyes is that it is important to treat the underlying cause of eye dryness. Dry eyes are commonly a symptom of another problem. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as environmental conditions, underlying health conditions, allergies, medications, or even age-related changes.

It’s important to go to your eye doctor to diagnose and treat the underlying cause. At Louie Eyecare Centre, we offer comprehensive eye exams to ensure that the underlying cause of your dry eyes is properly identified and treated.



Treating dry eyes can be done in a variety of ways. For mild cases, over-the-counter eye drops can provide relief from the symptoms. These products contain components that mimic natural tears and help to lubricate and soothe dry eyes. There are also ways to increase the amount of oil released from the eyelids to keep the natural tear on the eye longer. In more severe cases, prescription medications such as cyclosporine (Restasis), lifitegrast (Xiidra), or steroid eye drops may be necessary. If an underlying health condition causes dry eyes, it is important to treat the underlying cause in order to get long-term relief.

For those who use computers for long periods of time, taking regular breaks from the screen can also help prevent eye strain and reduce the risk of developing dry eyes. Dr. Larson and Dr. Louie like to recommend the 20/20/20 rule – Every 20 minutes, take 20 blinks, and look at least 20 feet in the distance to relax your near focus and refresh your tear film. Additionally, wearing sunglasses when outdoors can protect your eyes from the wind and sun, which can worsen dry eye symptoms. In addition, using a humidifier can help to add moisture to the air and reduce the dryness associated with indoor air conditioning. Finally, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day is important for maintaining healthy eyes. A combination of these strategies can help to reduce the severity and frequency of dry eye symptoms. Taking care of your eyes is essential for optimal vision and overall health.

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West Edmonton Vision Clinic

Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. Louie Eyecare Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric services and products to our patients. Our team of experienced optometrists is here to help you with all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today!

Clinic Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00
Closed Sunday / Holidays


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can request a specific eye doctor for your eye exam, subject to availability.

Yes, an eye exam can detect if you have a concussion by testing eye movement and visual tracking.

Yes, an eye exam can detect colour blindness.

Yes, an eye exam can detect the need for vision therapy to improve vision skills such as tracking, eye teaming, and focusing.

Yes, we accept most insurance plans for eye exams.

A comprehensive eye exam is a more in-depth assessment of your visual health that includes testing for eye diseases, while a vision screening is a quick assessment of your visual acuity.