Dry Eyes

Sore, dry red eyes.

Dry eyes are one of the most uncomfortable eye conditions which can really impact on your lifestyle and appearance. Anyone can suffer from dry eyes, and it wasn’t until I started to experience the symptoms of dry, itchy and gritty eyes, and I found my eyes were getting dry and tired when working in front of the computer, that I really understood how important it was to find solutions both for myself, and for my clients.

Why do I have Dry Eyes?

There are many causes of Dry Eye, but basically it is symptomatic when the surface of the cornea in the eye is not sufficiently protected by the tear film when it’s exposed to air.  The corneal surface normally has a thin layer of tears constantly covering it and keeping it moist and providing a smooth optical surface.  When this tear film breaks up it becomes unstable and stops functioning properly, that’s when the discomfort begins. These symptoms of dry eye can include dryness, itchiness, scratchiness, light sensitivity, contact lens intolerance, burning, stinging, grittiness, tired eyes.

 

I’ve tried eye drops, but they still don’t help, how can you fix my Dry Eyes?

Dry eye drops are not the only way to manage Dry Eyes, which is why you’re still experiencing discomfort.  I approach solutions to dry eye management by assessing more than just the symptoms, it is important to look at the whole picture to best find the customised strategies which will work for you.

Factors which need to be assessed during a Dry Eye consultation

Some of the contributing factors which I investigate when creating customised solutions for your Dry Eyes include:

  • Aging
  • Inflammation in the eye and eyelids
  • Your work or living environments
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medications
  • Contact lens wear
  • Blepharitis
  • LASIK
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Computer use

These are just some of the factors which contribute to your problem of dry eyes.

Dry Eyes can impact your lifestyle, and with the right management strategies customised to your needs

There are solutions to significantly reducing and or eliminating those red, sore, itchy eyes and you can get on with doing the things you enjoy.

 

BOOK IN for an appointment online or by phone, for Your Consultation and Dry Eye Management System.

 

 For more details or to book an appointment with Anthony at OPSM in Melton, please Call 03 9743 4768