Do your eyes:
- Feel gritty?
- Water excessively?
- Feel tired or sensitive to light?
If you’re suffering from any of these feelings, it’s possible that you have dry eye.
Dry eye is the term for a condition which affects the quality or quantity of tears that your eyes produce, leaving your eyes feeling dry, irritated and uncomfortable. It can be caused by a number of factors, including certain medications, age, and even air conditioning or heating.
While not serious, this condition can be extremely uncomfortable and affect simple day-to-day tasks like driving or working at your computer. However, many people are worried about visiting their optician in case the problem is severe.
Actually, dry eye is simple to treat, and after a thorough assessment our skilled optician will be able to analyse your condition to determine the possible cause. This means that we can prescribe a suitable treatment and monitor the condition until it is under control.
Possible treatments for dry eye include eye drops or ointment, a heat compress, massage, or blink exercises.
Dry eye clinics are currently running in our all practices. Call 0800 020 9202 for more information or to book your appointment.