Do you have dry or runny eyes? If you are among the 30% of the population who suffer from it, you know the pain and discomfort associated with this medical condition. Many describe it as a feeling of having a grain of sand in the eye or a strong need to constantly keep their eyes shut.
Dry eye is quickly becoming a scourge for adults, partly due to the overuse of screens. It is a problem caused by a malfunction of the Meibomian glands which secrete the oil layer necessary to maintain the water layer on the surface of the eyes.
Dry eye is not a trivial condition and requires clinical treatments in 85% of patients. Often neglected by certain institutions, it slips under the radar for most of the patients who come to us.
Dry eye is nonetheless a serious problem likely to get worse with time, resulting in further complications and increased difficulty in relieving and/or healing it.
Patients who have not, through no fault of their own, received a diagnosis and who, consequently, neglect their condition, will suffer from gradual atrophy of their glands until they eventually disappear. That is when the condition becomes permanent.
Fortunately, we have put in place an early detection screening program and we are thus tackling the problem at its roots.
Thirty years ago, only 5% of the population suffered from dry eye. Today, one out of three people is affected, but the great majority are not even aware of it.
Thanks to team members each strong of 30 years of experience in the field and sharing an ambition to make a difference, Eye Am decided to innovate and to launch, a few years ago, the only Quebec-based banner specializing in dry eye in the province of Quebec.
Because we share your belief that eye health is what matters above all, we offer our dry eye comprehensive care package throughout the province of Quebec.Make an appointment
Early detection assessments and comprehensive care help prevent the situation from deteriorating. The first step is an evaluation at one of our four locations in the province of Quebec.
During your visit (less than an hour):
Following this evaluation: The optometrist will be able to offer you a suitable treatment plan as well as comprehensive care in order to resolve the problem in the short, medium and long term.
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