Protecting your vision against irritation, light sensitivity and burning sensations

 

If you’ve noticed a change in your vision, it’s essential that you contact your optician and book an eye examination as soon as possible. As dry eye specialists, we’ll examine and monitor your vision in detail to ensure you produce enough tears and feel comfortable.

Dry eye is a condition that is caused by a lack of tear production. Some people may even notice that their eyes are producing too many tears in order to compensate for gritty and uncomfortable vision.

There are a number of different causes for dry eye and our experienced optometrist will be able to offer you a number of non-invasive treatments that will help your vision to feel comfortable and give you peace of mind.

We’ve listed the symptoms of dry eye below and recommend that you visit us for an eye examination if you notice any of them:

  • Gritty feeling
  • Tired eyes
  • Burning sensations
  • Sensitivity to light (stinging)
  • Over watering
  • Uncomfortable contact lenses

 

People that wear contact lenses and women that are experiencing the menopause are most susceptible to dry eye. Certain medications can also initiate the onset of dry eye as well as problems with tear duct formation.

Your eyes can become dry in centrally-heated or air-conditioned rooms and on aeroplanes. Long stretches working at a computer can dry your eyes because you don’t blink as often as normal.

Our optometrists will talk to you about the type of conditions you work in and your lifestyle requirements before they diagnose dry eye and offer suitable treatments.

Treatments may include:

  • Lubricating eye drops
  • Blink exercises to promote tear production
  • Heat compresses
  • Lid massages
  • Advice and information about solutions to dry eye that you can practice at home or at work

 

If you have any questions or problems with your vision, please don’t hesitate to contact our specialist team. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dry eye diagnosis and treatment.