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There are Many Eye Treatments for Various Eye Care Issues - BOOK NOW!


It is critical for optometrists and eye doctors to stay informed regarding the latest in new developments regarding eye care. There are many eye treatments listed below that are now used by optometrists in Cape Breton as well as right across Canada.


Regular eye exams and tests are important for you and your family to maintain healthy eyes. The eye care professionals at Tamarind Optical Services in Sydney and Glace Bay are here to help diagnose any vision disorders that you may have as well as provide proper solutions and quick treatments so that an eye condition is not left untreated.


Busy Lifestyle - Get Your Eyes Screened


We know you have a busy lifestyle, but we are here to tell you - get your eyes screened before a serious condition develops with them. There are many types of eye screenings that can be performed by your local eye doctor or optometrist. Your eyes are getting more strained everyday and you are too busy to deal with it. We get it!


 Nearly all day you seem to be squinting and your eye have never been more strained as you are busy at work or school. So many projects and things to deal with everyday that require healthy eyes. So what is your next move? Do you let it go or to you get your eyes screened for any number of things. Best case scennario is that you may require reading glasses or just eye drops for dry eyes.


So whether your eyes are strained from working on a screen, reading, writing, watching TV, or driving your eyes are constantly working. The best way to care for your eyes is to make regular eye screenings / tests with your local optometrist.


Glaucoma - Treatments / Medications



Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.


The optic nerve is made of more than a million tiny nerve fibers. It is like an electric cable made up of many small wires. As these nerve fibers die, you will develop blind spots in your vision. You may not notice these blind spots until most of your optic nerve fibers have died. If all of the fibers die, you will become blind. Glaucoma is usually controlled with eyedrop medicine. Used every day, these eye drops lower eye pressure. Some do this by reducing the amount of aqueous fluid the eye makes. Others reduce pressure by helping fluid flow better through the drainage angle.


All medications can have side effects. Some drugs can cause problems when taken with other medications. It is important to give your doctor a list of every medicine you take regularly. Be sure to talk with your ophthalmologist if you think you may have side effects from glaucoma medicine. Never change or stop taking your glaucoma medications without talking to your ophthalmologist. If you are about to run out of your medication, ask your ophthalmologist if you should have your prescription refilled.


Laser surgery may be a necessary treatment for Glaucoma. There are two main types of laser surgery to treat glaucoma. They help aqueous drain from the eye. These procedures are usually done in the ophthalmologist’s office or an outpatient surgery center.


  • Trabeculoplasty - This surgery is for people who have open-angle glaucoma and can be used instead of or in addition to medications. The eye surgeon uses a laser to make the drainage angle work better. That way fluid flows out properly and eye pressure is reduced.


  • Iridotomy - This is for people who have angle-closure glaucoma. The ophthalmologist uses a laser to create a tiny hole in the iris. This hole helps fluid flow to the drainage angle.


Treating glaucoma successfully is a team effort between you and your doctor. Your ophthalmologist will prescribe your glaucoma treatment. It is up to you to follow your doctor’s instructions and use your eye drops.



Dry Eye Treatments


When it comes to treating dry eyes, you should get an optometrist to conduct a comprehensive eye exam  first to make sure it is not something else more serious with the eye lids, cornea, conjuctiva and tear film. Once the dry eye diagnosis is made, your eye doctor  will more than likely recommend one of the following eye treatments:


  • Artificial Tears (Systane or Eyedrops)

  • Eyelid Hygiene

  • Ocular Vitamins

  • Immunologic Therapy

  • Punctal Plugs

  • Heat and Light Eyelid Treatment


Artificial tears are available over-the-counter (OTC) or as a prescription medication. They are used to lubricate, heal and maintain moisture around the eyes. Always consult with your eye doctor tho to make sure what your condition is before jumping on any one treatment.


Schedule an Eye Screening Test Today


If you  can't see as well as you used to, if you have to squint to read a book or to look at TV, they it may be time to have your eyes tested! The health of your eyes may be at risk. Don't even second guess it. Book an eye screening in Sydney or Glace Bay today!


Tamarind Optical Services in Sydney and Glace Bay, offer a wide range of eye-related services including Eye Exams,  Eye Screenings, Eye Treatment, Contact Lens Service, Prescription Glasses, and Prescription Sunglasses for men, women, and youth, not to mention seniors.


Now is the perfect time to schedule an eye screening for your whole family at Tamarind Optical in Sydney 902-564-5332 and Glace Bay 902-842-3333



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