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Blinking and Dry Eye: The Clear Connection

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Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Your Blinking  

Ever notice that when you blink your eyes, your vision goes out of focus?

Blurry vision does not necessarily mean that you need new glasses. In fact, a very common cause of blurry vision is called dry eye syndrome. Often confused with eye allergies, when your eyes fail to produce tears with the right balance of oils, here eyes can become irritated, red, and even itchy. Over time, this can, in a severe case of dry eye, even affect your vision and make things blurry.

Nearly every week, Yonge Eyes Optometry sees patients who complain about the following:

  • Driving at night is difficult
  • Very light-sensitive
  • Glare from bright lights can be painful
  • Eyes are constantly red
  • Watery eyes are teary eyes
  • Continuous eye rubbing

While not everybody suffers from dry eye syndrome, there are certainly a number of shared symptoms that can indicate dry eye. One of the telltale signs, however, is when you blink and your vision goes to the focus.  Because your vision is dependent on the quality of your tears, any imbalance will tend to disrupt the way your eyes can focus and receive light.

Dry Eye Specialist - Eye Doctor in Lawrence Park

If you have noticed any of the following symptoms such as blurry vision or red eyes, schedule an appointment at Yonge Eyes Optometry for a complete eye exam and dry eye evaluation.

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Attention Patients:

As mandated by the College of Optometrists of Ontario to protect our patients and staff, we have been closed since March 18, 2020 for routine examinations.

Since then, we have new protocols and PPE in office to keep you safe.

We are pleased to let you know we are now taking appointments for eye emergencies and telemedicine where appropriate, and repairs to glasses. You may order eye drops and contact lenses online from our website or by sending an email to info@myeyedoctor.ca.

We will keep you posted as this timeline is subject to change.

Sincerely,

Dr. Awadia, Dr. Bedi and Staff