Thompson Rivers Family Optometry
Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Thompson Rivers Family Optometry, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.
Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Kamloops, BC
From our office in Kamloops, Thompson Rivers Family Optometry serves patients from British Columbia’s Thompson Country area – schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our Practice.
Q&A with Dr. Dr. Robert Allaway
Dr. Robert Allaway
Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What are the symptoms of dry eyes?
Dry eye is a very common condition that affects most of us from time to time and many of us on a continual basis. Whether it is caused by medications, exposure to dry environments, a previous injury, or too many birthdays, the result is annoying at best and visually debilitating at worst.
What are some of the Symptoms?
Symptoms of dry are quite varied: hot, scratchy eyes; eyes that water or tear excessively; vision that seems to fluctuate; red, irritated eyelids; a sensation that something is in the eyes. All of these symptoms will generally worsen or appear in situations that tend to create dryness – a dry environment, performing a task requiring concentration (reading, computer work, etc.), later in the evening, longer drives.
What treatment do you recommend for Dry Eye?
Treatment for dry eye depends on the cause of the dryness and the specific needs of the patient. It can vary from increasing blink rate and using artificial tears all the way to the use of medicated drops and wearing specialty contact lenses. Your optometrist will examine your eyes and develop a treatment plan based on your specific situation.
Focus Your Attention On These Key Areas
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.