“Don’t let the sore, itchy symptoms of dry eye syndrome stop you from enjoying your day”

 

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions in the UK. The symptoms include sore, foreign body sensations and excessive tearing, all of which can prevent you from enjoying your day.

At Parker Opticians, we specialise in dry eye treatment. Our experienced optometrists have a strong interest in the field and are always on hand to give you easy to digest advice regarding continued eye care and treatment.

Dry eye often causes excessive watering of the eyes and is usually associated with the quality of tear that lubricates the eye. Like many other eye conditions, dry eye syndrome has many different causes.

One main cause is age. As we grow older, our bodies produce less oil and this deficiency affects your tear film. Other factors such as hot and windy climates, high altitude, cigarette smoke and air-conditioning can all contribute to dry eye syndrome. Some people find that reading and working on a computer for long periods can also cause irritated, itchy eyes.

When you visit us for your eye examination, it is vital that you tell our experienced optometrists if you have noticed any changes in your vision. There are several ways that they can test your vision for the underlying causes of dry eye, including analysis of tear production, evaporation and quality of tear film.

If you notice any of the below symptoms, it is important that you book an eye appointment with our specialist dry eye optometrists.

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Foreign body sensations
  • Burning
  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort after watching TV or reading

Treatment for dry eye varies from person to person, simply because everyone is different. The treatment that may work for one patient, may not work for you. We’ve noticed that many patients feel much more comfortable when using artificial tears. Although this is more of a temporary solution, it does enable you to enjoy your day without dry eye getting in the way.

Our experienced optometrists will discuss your treatment with you and do their best to uncover the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome. They will supply you with simple, easy to understand advice and information that will help you to take care of your vision efficiently.