It’s a common misconception that dry eyes and contact lenses are like cats and dogs—AKA, they don’t play together nicely. Sure, dry eyes indicate that the tear film meant to moisturize your eyes isn’t working as well as it should, but your dry eyes don’t have to prevent you from wearing contacts altogether. They can, […]
Can Caffeine Cause Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes are a common condition that can cause discomfort in your eyes. The eye constantly produces tears to reduce friction and keep vision sharp. Some people are unable to produce normal tears or their tears evaporate too quickly. When this happens, it can cause pain and vision problems. Chronic dry eye is a condition […]
Are Prescription Eye Drops for Dry Eye Right for You?
Dry eye affects a great many people, in Alberta especially. A survey from 2019 by the Alberta Association of Optometrists revealed that as many as 90% of Albertans experience dry eye symptoms regularly, some without awareness of the condition. A visit to your optometrist for a regularly scheduled eye exam can provide a diagnosis for […]