Dry Eye

Do your eyes feel Gritty, Sore or Watery?

Do your eyes often feel dry or irritated. Do tasks like reading and working on the computer make your eyes feel gritty and scratchy? If so you may have a common condition called DRY EYE SYNDROME. The good news is that it can be treated and you don’t have to live with it.

Dry eyes can lead to reduced performance in reading, driving especially at night, working with a computer and watching TV.

Dry eyes can feel uncomfortable in air conditioning, windy or low humidity environments.

Symptoms from dry eyes can result in:

  • Gritty Eyes
  • Irritation
  • Sensitive to light
  • Painful and sore
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Stinging and burning
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Tender eyelids
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Tired eyes
  • Or a mix of all the above

It occurs when your tear flow is reduced or evaporates, causing the very sensitive front surface of your eye to dry out.

It’s a very common condition, particularly affecting women over 40. Typical symptoms include dry, gritty, sore eyes, often accompanied by some crusting around the eye lashes and the whites of the eyes looking red and tired. And if it’s ignored and not treated, dry eye can lead to chronic discomfort.
 It may be slightly painful, and can sometimes make vision smeary. However, there are rare cases where severe untreated dry eye syndrome can cause visual impairment and scarring of the eye surface.

In response the increasing prevalence of dry eye syndrome, particularly with increased screen use we have set up one of the leading dry eye clinics in Cheshire

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