Do you suffer from dry eye syndrome?

You may have dry eye syndrome if:

Your eyes are red

Your eyelids stick together in the morning

Your eyes are itchy, dry, gritty, sore or feel tired

Your eyes are watery, especially when it’s windy and cold

Your vison is temporarily blurred but usually improves when you blink

Dry Eye Clinic in Tadley

Dry eye syndrome is also known as wet eye syndrome as watery eyes are often a symptom. It’s a common condition that, if not treated, can cause significant pain and discomfort. We can advise you on the best way to relieve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome and manage it in the future.

If you have any of the symptoms, or think you may have the condition but aren’t sure, please make an appointment to see us. We’ll be happy to help you.

What causes dry eye syndrome?

There are a number of things that can cause dry / wet eye syndrome or make it worse. Common causes include being in a hot or windy climate, wearing contact lenses, certain underlying medical conditions, the side effects of certain medications and hormonal changes in women.

We offer various treatments for dry / wet eye syndrome, including:

  • Artificial tear products
  • Demodex
  • BlephEX, to treat Blepharitis

Blepharitis is inflammation of the lid margins that is often associated with dry eye syndrome. There are three main types of blepharitis and each may need to be treated and managed in a different way.

Common symptoms of the condition include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Tearing
  • Crusting
  • Itchy eyes
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Feeling that you have something in your eye

We can diagnose if you have blepharitis, and, if so, which type you have. We can then advise you on the best way to treat a flare-up and manage the condition in the long term.

“Excellent opticians. The staff at Optimum are first class. Very friendly and extremely thorough. I felt as if I was being well looked after. Would recommend them to anyone.” R Nash

If you notice any changes in your vision or you’re concerned about your sight or the health of your eyes for any reason, please pop in or give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you.