DRY EYE CLINIC – LINCOLN’S LEADING DRY EYE SPECIALIST CENTRE
Dry Eye syndrome is extremely common and affects many people at some point in their lifetime.
Why do my eyes feel tired, gritty or dry? Do you need to constantly rub your eyes? Does the discomfort get worse throughout the day? If so, you may have Dry Eye Syndrome.
Symptoms include :
– sore eyes
– dry eyes
– tired eyes
– excessive watering
– red and itchy eyes
– gritty eyes
– a sensitivity to light
– an urge to rub your eyes constantly
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, we recommend that a private dry eye appointment is made with Dr. Martin Smith BSc DOptom Dip Tp(IP) Higher Cert Glauc MCOptom.
Dr Martin Smith will assess the causes of your symptoms and recommend a course of treatment and give advice on managing this condition.
Dry Eye may be caused by: Meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, reduced tear production. A range of treatments are available and will vary depending on the symptoms experienced by each individual patient.
Dry Eye Consultation with treatment plan : £225.00
Medical treatment of Dry Eye
There are various eye drops and drugs that are used in the treatment of dry eye. As an independent prescriber, Dr Smith has the ability to prescribe the full range of medical treatment for dry eye and other conditions. Some of the types of eye drops we may suggest are:
Lubricants: eye drops, gels and ointments may be required with many dry eye conditions for long term comfort. We almost always recommend preservative free eye drops where possible. Dr smith will advise which products are most suitable for you.
Steroids: sometimes used in the short term to reduce inflammation, but should not generally be used for long term treatment
Antibiotics: Some types of antibiotic are helpful for dry eye, either as eye drops or tablets.
Immunosuppressants: Severe dry eye can sometimes be helped by cyclosporin (also known as ciclosporin) eye drops. These can increase tear production and reduce ocular inflammation.
If you would like more information about eye examinations at our practice, or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly team by calling 01522 521100.