Dry Eye means that your eyes may not be making enough tears, that the tears you are making are of poor quality or that those produced evaporate faster than they should.

The normal function of tears is to keep the surface of the eye wet and lubricated so any reduction in their quality can produce a gritty, burning sensation of the eyes that can sometimes disturb vision.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms can include:

  • Dryness
  • Excessive Watering
  • Gritty Feeling / Foreign Body Sensations
  • Pain
  • Blurring of Vision
  • Redness
  • Tired Eyes
  • Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  • Contact Lens Discomfort
  • Irritation from Wind / Smoke

What are the causes of Dry Eye?

Dry Eye can be caused by a variety of everyday factors including:

  • Ageing
  • Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
  • Dry Environment / Pollution
  • Computer Use
  • Hormonal Changes (especially in women e.g. Menopause)
  • LASIK Surgery
  • Preservatives
  • Alcohol
  • Certain types of Medications (anti-acne, some beta-blockers, oral contraceptives, antihistamines, diuretics, decongestants and anti-depressant) can also cause symptoms of Dry Eye*
  • Dry Eye may also be symptomatic of general health problems or disease e.g. people with arthritis are more prone to Dry Eye.

*Please note: do not alter your prescribed medicines without discussing with your Doctor.

Your Optometrist or Doctor can advise of any known links between medicines and Dry Eye.

  • High tolerance
  • Preservative Free
  • Phosphate Free
  • Hypotonic solution – to restore the natural osmotic balance of the tear film
  • Easy to use bottle, easy to administer drops
  • Handy size, no wastage, economical – can be used until the very last drop
  • Suitable for regular use
  • Suitable for use with contact lenses
  • 300 drops per bottle
  • Every drop provides a precise and sufficient dose
  • Can be used for up to 3 months from opening

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