Help reduce eye soreness

Help reduce eye soreness

Eye pain can be an annoying and troublesome problem. Most of the time the problem can be treated quickly at home with simple, general treatments; however, in some cases, eye pain may be related to another condition, such as eyestrain, infection or allergies, and require more targeted treatments. Would you have guessed that sore eyes can be caused by anything from contact lens solution to wearing the wrong types of glasses? It’s important to be mindful of your surroundings, whether it’s being out in the sun for extended periods of time or in front of an electronic device such as a computer or cell phone. These everyday activities can lead to sore eyes over time since theirs is likely an extra strain being put on them. At Invision Optical, we can help you treat your sore eyes, and provide you with tips on how to reduce sore eyes in the future.

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Who is affected by sore eyes?

1 in every 13 people are affected with sore eyes ad 40% of Canadians have stated they had symptoms of sore eyes on a regular basis. It’s important to take action, such as conducting daily eye massages in order to help prevent the feeling of sore eyes as much as possible.

What are some remedies to reduce eye soreness?

The following home remedies are both simple and convenient to do whether you’re at work or at home! It’s important to note that each method works uniquely and should be done in moderation for best results. Integrate these eye hacks into your daily routine before bed to end the day in relaxation or right when you wake up to have a refreshing start to your morning.

Frozen Foods

If you don’t have access to ice cubes, using frozen food items wrapped in a clean piece of cloth will do the trick as well.

Sliced Cucumber

Soak the cucumber slices in ice cold water for about 10 minutes and then put them on your closed eyelids to heal any soreness or irritation of your eyes.

Chilled Spoons

Take at least four metal spoons and place them all in a glass of cold water individually. Once the spoons are chilled, place them over your eyes. As the spoon starts to lose its coolness, switch it out with another chilled spoon.

Tea Bags

Tea leaves contain bioflavonoids, which are helpful in fighting various bacteria and infections. You can place black or green tea bags on your eyes for several minutes to help decrease inflammation.

Because the way our eye works is similar to a camera’s lens, we should take some countermeasures to care for them so they continue working at their best in the long run. Blinking more often can help to relieve your eyes from feeling dry while looking into the distance tends to give your eyes a break from staring at a screen or fixed point for too long.

Oakville residents dealing with sore eyes on a regular basis should try out some of the above mentioned tips, or schedule an eye exam at Invision Optical today! Click here to find our contact information, schedule an eye exam, or to speak with a representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adult Eye Exam

At Invision Eye Clinic we recommend that every adult from the age of 19 to 65 have a comprehensive eye exam every year. As we get older, there is a higher chance to develop ocular conditions such as cataracts,  glaucoma, and macular degeneration. For this reason, an annual eye exam is all the more important for adults over the age of 65. An annual eye exam is also recommended for anyone with a systemic condition like diabetes or multiple sclerosis where there can be a significant impact on vision and ocular health.

Our doctors strive to provide outstanding eye care with visual solutions that are custom designed to meet each patients’ individual needs. Our experienced staff will then work one on one with each patient to find the glasses and lens options that best suits their respective lifestyle.

Child Eye Exam

At Invision Eye Clinic we recommend children have their first eye exam by the age of 3, and then yearly thereafter. With every child, we strive to support them with their visual development and help them meet the visual demands of the world around them.

During your child’s eye exam, our doctors will assess them for near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), an eye turn (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia) and other ocular pathologies. We will also assess your child’s eye movement (tracking) skills, and the coordination of their eyes while they are performing visual tasks.

It is important to remember that your child does not need to be able to read or to identify letters to have an eye examination. Our tests are designed for all ages and provide vital information about your child’s eye health.

Dry Eye

Dry eyes can show up in various different forms; red eyes, watery eyes, itchy eyes, tired or uncomfortable vision. When the delicate balance of tears on the eye is unbalanced, a cascade of these symptoms can present. Crustiness around the eyes in the morning and chronic styes can also be traced back to a dry eye problem. The impact of our habits and environment cannot be overlooked. Our habits, environment and changes in season can all play a role in severity of our symptoms.

At Invision Eye Clinic, each exam includes an evaluation to not only identify potential dry eye, but to also investigate the possible causes and factors that have contributed to it.

For patients who are suffering from more advanced cases of dry eye, we offer in depth dry eye testing that investigates the root causes of the disease. We can develop a treatment plan that will involve both the management of symptoms and a preventative maintenance protocol.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease affecting how the body uses or produces insulin, a hormone that controls blood glucose (sugar) levels. Those suffering from diabetes are at risk of developing various other health issues, including impacts to their vision and eye health.

At our clinic, we implement the latest OCT technology to monitor and assess the impact of diabetes in the eye so that vision can be kept at optimal levels. Our diabetic eye exams not only include digital retinal imaging to look for diabetic changes, but also an internal sub-surface scan to create a detailed map of the eye. When required, our doctors can also use OCT angiography to map out individual blood vessels in the eye to look for even the earliest signs of damage from diabetes.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a slow progressing disease and can often go unnoticed without regular testing. It involves an increase in eye pressure that can slowly damage the optic nerve inside the eye, causing vision loss. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can easily lead to blindness.

At our clinic, we screen each and every patient with an OCT scan of their optic nerve to assess the risks of glaucoma. For patients who are at risk or who are diagnosed with glaucoma, comprehensive eye exams and visual field tests are crucial alongside more detailed OCT scans.

Glaucoma can be a confusing and stressful disease for patients. At our clinic, our doctors take the time to perform the necessary tests and discuss all the treatment options with our patients.

Eye Wear

At Invision Eye Clinic attention to detail is the key feature in dispensing personalized eyewear suited to your visual needs. Prior to dispensing, each order is inspected by our opticians to ensure accuracy & quality.

From Hand Made Boutique Eyewear to big names in the fashion industry, we carry a wide variety of colours and styles to fit every age group and taste. We make sure that our inventory is fresh and current throughout the year.

Contact Lenses

At Invision Eye Clinic our doctors can help you find the contact lenses that right for your eyes. Whether you have an active lifestyle, don’t like the look or feel of glasses, or just want something part time for social occasions, our optometrists are here to help.

First time contact lens wearer? Worried if contacts are the right solution for you? Rest assured, at Invision Eye Clinic, we take the time to perform an individual trial fit of each contact lens to make sure we have the right lens for each patient. We have a wide selection of contact lens brands and styles, and are confident that we can meet your visual needs.

Our Technology

At Invision Eye Clinic, we strive to provide the highest level of eye care. To help us achieve this goal, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology. Our integrated electronic medical records enable you to book your appointments online and have your third-party medical insurance submitted electronically at the time of your visit. All our patient records are stored using encrypted security measures and in compliance to the privacy policies within the health industry.

Our OCT retinal imaging camera takes a detailed scan of your retina allowing for early detection of many retinal diseases. Retinal imaging also allows for making close comparisons and watching for trend patterns between scans so that changes in the eyes can be monitored over time. The OCT has enabled eye care professionals to detect and monitor the subtle changes that can occur in diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal toxicity, and multiple sclerosis.

Visual field testing is done at our clinic through the world of virtual reality. With our portable VR headset, we are able to accurately and quickly perform all types of visual field tests. Alongside this, the wearable technology also allows us to perform screenings, colour vision, and pupillometry measurements right in the headset.