Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eyes is the most common reason for irritated eye

More and more people including children are getting dry eyes because of the increased time spent using screen based devices. It is often easily managed with the right advice from your Optometrist.

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We include a basic dry eye assessment in your eye examination when necessary. We may then recommend a combination of drops, heat treatment, lid scrubs and Blephex lid treatment, and eye supplements. A dry eye assessment is important as there are so many products such as eye drops available, and you need the ones suitable for your type of dry eye.

Why do you get Dry Eyes?

Blephex Treatment for dry eyes

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Blepharitis and MGD

Tips to help Dry Eyes

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Why do you get Dry Eyes?

You get dry eyes when the eyes do not produce enough tears or the quality of tears produced is poor.

Causes of Dry Eyes:

  • The prolongued use of screens, (TV, mobile phones, computers and tablets)

  • Environment factors: central heating, air conditioning, windy weather

  • Those who are over 40s are often more affected

  • Those who have Blepharitis, inflammation of the lid margins.

  • Those who have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

  • Women who are going through hormonal changes especially menopause

  • Certain health conditions like arthritis.

  • Poor diet

Symptoms of Dry Eyes:

  • Dry or watery eyes

  • Itchy or Rubbing eyes

  • Gritty, Sandy sensation

  • Irritated, red eyes, stinging

  • A burning sensation in the eyes

  • Tender eyelids

  • Foreign body sensation (a feeling that something is in the eye)

  • Blurred vision

Tips to help Dry Eyes:

  • Remember to blink regularly

  • Take regular breaks when using screens

  • Wear protective eyewear when outside

  • Have a healthy diet and drink lots of water

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