Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in which your eyes fail to produce enough high quality tears to keep themselves adequately lubricated. Recent research suggests that up to two thirds of British people will suffer from the syndrome at some point in their lives.
Symptoms vary from person to person, but typically your eyes might feel gritty, irritated, red and/or dry and your vision may become blurred. These discomforts can be exacerbated if you regularly wear contact lenses, if you live in a dry climate or if you work long hours in front of a computer screen which reduces your blink rate. Some medications also increase your risk of contracting dry eye syndrome.
Ashleigh Sight Care offers specialist dry eye consultations to assess the extent of your condition and recommend lifestyle changes and/or treatments to ease your symptoms. Environmental factors can often be mitigated, for example, by avoiding air-conditioned rooms, wearing glasses in windy conditions and taking regular breaks from your computer screen, whilst eye drops and warm compresses can also help alleviate irritation.
If you have any concerns and we can book you in for an assessment.