Dry Eye Treatment

Relief for dry eye is in sight

Are your eyes burning, itching, sore and aching? 
Do you get fluctuating vision, glare sensitivity, or experience visual fatigue? 
You may have dry eye and it is a common condition that many of our clients face and we are able to help with some treatment options and suggestions . Read on to find out how you can get relief.

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What is dry eye?

Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes don’t make enough tears or if your tear film can’t be maintained.

It can be an age or health related eye condition associated with diabetes, thyroid conditions, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Sjogrens Disease. There is also a link with menopause and dry eye.

Dry eye syndrome can also be linked with prolonged use of digital devices, contact lens wear, dry or windy environments, air conditioning or heating, smoking, medications and eyelid problems.

Dry Eye Treatment

Unfortunately, dry eye cannot be cured.  You may require ongoing management to relieve your symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes may prevent the disease from progressing. Here are some more dry eye causes.

Correct diagnosis of the cause of the dry eye is important so that we can recommend the correct treatment for you.  Dry eye treatments include artificial tears, increased blinking, hot compresses, lid hygiene, Omega 3 supplements, improved environment, protective glasses/sunglasses, prescription eye drops or surgery.

If you experience more severe dry eye symptoms, we can perform relieving lid scrubs in our practice.

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Dry Eye Diagnosis

Please book an appointment with our Optometrist, Dr Nick, who has 30 years’ experience in eye care and dry eye treatment and screening.

Dr Nick will tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs, taking into consideration the underlying causes and severity of your dry eye symptoms. Regular follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment regimen.

At Eyes by Design, we understand the impact that dry eye can have on your daily life, and we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalised care to alleviate your discomfort. So, book an appointment with Dr Nick today, and let’s work together to find the most effective solutions for your dry eye condition.

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