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Dry Eye Syndrome

Do you have itchy, sore, watering eyes? You could have dry eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome; if you’ve never heard of it don’t worry, you’re not alone. Approximately 89% of the population haven’t heard of the condition either, even though it’s the most common of all eye problems.

Despite the condition being called ‘dry’ eye syndrome, it’s not just dry eyes that can be a symptom of this problem.

Other symptoms include:

  • Soreness
  • Itchiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A gritty sensation
  • Excessive watering
  • Redness of the eyes and/or surrounding area

There are also a number of contributing factors to this condition: tiredness, incorrect contact lens use, medication, prolonged periods in front of the television/computer screen and environmental factors such as air conditioning can all lead to problems with the ways in which the eyes lubricate themselves.

It has been proven that the longer dry eye syndrome is left to develop, the harder it can become to deal with. For that reason you are strongly recommended to visit one of our experienced opticians should you notice a change in your eye health (in particular, if you are suffering from any of the symptoms above).

Looking for an Eye Examination?

At Mark Davis Opticians we appreciate that every case of dry eye syndrome we see is different. You will therefore receive a thorough assessment based on your individual condition before you are prescribed the best treatment for your needs.