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which is impacting eye health and
vision across all ages.”
The Leger survey found that 85 per
cent of Canadians have experienced
at least one symptom of dry eye,
which can include eye fatigue, watery
eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vi-
sion, eye redness and difficulty with
DaSilva says in addition to screen
time, dry eye can be caused by fac-
tors such as normal aging, hormonal
changes, environmental exposure
and medical conditions.
He says it wasn’t surprising to learn
that so many Canadians have experi-
enced dry eye symptoms, but Alcon
was surprised to learn that 77 per
cent of Canadians are unaware there
are different types of dry eye requir-
ing different types of treatment.
Other steps including giving the
eyes a rest, taking vitamins, staying
hydrated and visiting an eye care
Several other companies offer prod-
ucts to help relieve dry eye.
Bausch + Lomb offers Soothe Restore
lubricant eye drops, which moistur-
ize the eyes to provide fast temporary
relief of burning and irritation due to
dryness. The drops contain Restoryl
mineral oils, which help to protect
against tear loss, relieve dry eye symp-
toms and address the most common
cause of dry symptoms by restoring
the thickness of the lipid layer.
Other Bausch + Lomb products for
soothing irritated dry eyes include
Moisture Eyes artificial tears, Liopsic
ophthalmic drops and gels and DuoL-
Johnson & Johnson Vision, mean-
while, has products like Blink
Intensive Moisturizing Lubricant
Eye Drops and Blink Moisturizing
Lubricant Eye Drops. Both formu-
las mimic the eye’s natural tears to
strengthen tear film and help provide
quick relief from dry eye symptoms.
As for Bayer, the company’s hydra-
Sense line include hydraSense for
Dry Eyes, hydraSense Advance for
Dry Eyes, hydraSense Night Therapy
for Dry Eyes and hydraSense for
Allergy Therapy, which provides ef-
fective, long-lasting relief of dry eyes
and allergy symptoms.
“Because dry eye is a chronic issue
for six million Canadians, this gap
in knowledge makes it even more
important to educate patients and
treat the root cause of their dry eye
in addition to addressing its symp-
toms,” DaSilva says.
Alcon Canada outlines several steps
for preventing dry eye.
It recommends finding the right eye
Alcon Canada offers a product called
Systane Complete, which is the first
all-in-one drop for all types of dry
eye. It features tiny, nano-sized lipid
droplets that replenish and lock in
moisture across the eye surface.
Lipids found in Systane Complete
are critical in treating the outer layer
of the tear film, which helps prevent
the tear evaporation often seen with
digital eye strain.
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