Dry eye syndrome, otherwise known as dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs amongst many people. It doesn’t tend to be a serious eye issue and there are effective treatments available. In this article we provide insight into what dry is, the symptoms to look out for and how it can be treated.
Treating Dry Eye Symptoms
At Reynolds & Slater, we have a dry eye clinic specifically in place for the treatment and care of dry eye cases. Blepharitis is a common cause of dry eye symptoms whereby bacterial debris causes an irritation to the eye and the eye lid. Our solution to this, is an innovative treatment from BlephEx™ that is fast, effective and pain free. This procedure is performed directly by our Optometrists and depending upon the severity is repeated in monthly intervals until the dry eye irritation is resolved. Find out more about our specialist dry eye clinic and how this could help reduce your symptoms of dry eye.
What Is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common condition where the tears we produce are insufficient and of poor-quality causing irritation to the eyes. With a reduction in tears, eyes become dryer than they should be, and this lack of fluid can mean that the eyes become inflamed and can appear itchy, sore and red.
How to Tell If You Are Suffering from Dry Eye
It will become apparent that your eyes feel irritated and sore. As well as this, eyes can be more watery than usual, and vision can also become blurry. You may find that when looking at screens or harsh light the discomfort is more intense.
What Are the Causes?
Dry eyes can be caused by a variety of reasons and you can be more susceptible to dry eyes if you are over the age of 50, look at screens for long periods of time, wear contact lenses or are often exposed to heated or air-conditioned rooms. In addition to these typical cases, it can be more directly linked to a condition such as blepharitis which can be caused by an imbalance or reduction in tear production.
What to Do If You Are Suffering from Dry Eye
If you find you are suffering from eye discomfort it is worthwhile contacting your optician to discuss the symptoms and solutions. Typically dry, sore eyes are simply resolved, and your optician will be able to advise you of the ideal resolution going forward. Dry eyes is a common condition that many people will experience in their lifetime and is generally not a cause for concern.
Book Your Appointment Today
Our dry eye clinic is the leading solution in Cornwall to eliminating the discomfort that dry eyes can cause. If you would like to discuss your dry eye symptoms and how it can be treated, get in touch with us today. Alternatively, you can book your dry eye appointment online.