Dry Eye - symptoms and treatments

If you're experiencing discomfort such as stinging, burning, or a gritty sensation in your eyes, you may be suffering from this common condition.

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Learn more about Dry Eye

What causes dry eye?

Dry Eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears or when the quality of your tears is poor. Symptoms may also include redness, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision. Various factors can contribute to Dry Eye, including ageing, hormonal changes, environmental conditions like dry air or wind, and certain medications.

At Lobb Optical, our experienced optometrists can help diagnose and manage Dry Eye Syndrome through thorough eye examinations. Using state-of-the-art technology, we assess tear production and quality to determine the most effective treatment plan for you.

Dry Eye symptoms

  • Blurry, fluctuating vision
  • Feeling the need to blink more often
  • Dryness
  • Gritty, irritated sensation
  • Stinging or achiness
  • Overly-watery eyes
  • Eye and eyelid redness
  • Sensitivity to light

Symptoms can be different for everyone, and fluctuate due to environmental factors; such as wind, air conditioning, artificial lighting, using your computer or smartphone, air pollution, driving, wearing contact lenses etc.

Who's at risk of getting Dry Eye?

Individuals who spend extended periods staring at screens, work in dry or windy environments, wear contact lenses, are over the age of 50, or have certain medical conditions like arthritis or hormonal imbalances are at a higher risk of developing Dry Eye.

Will you be able to get rid of Dry Eye?

While Dry Eye is often chronic and requires ongoing management, symptoms can be effectively managed and alleviated with proper treatment and lifestyle adjustments. With the help of optometric care, including the use of artificial tears, prescription medications, and environmental modifications, individuals can experience significant relief from Dry Eye symptoms.

Dry Eye treatment options

Treatment options for Dry Eye vary depending on the severity and underlying causes. Artificial tear drops or lubricating eye ointments can provide relief by supplementing natural tear production. In more severe cases, prescription medications or procedures like punctal plugs, which help retain tears in the eyes, may be recommended.

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Don't let Dry Eye symptoms impact your daily life. Our experienced team can diagnose and manage Dry Eye, providing relief and improving your eye health. Take the first step towards comfort and clearer vision – schedule your appointment now!

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