Dry eye occurs when there is inadequate tear volume or function, resulting in reduced lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Symptoms often include:
- Itchy eyes
- Sore eyes
- Red eyes
- Burning sensation
- Intermittent blurred vision
- Foreign body sensation
- Paradoxically, watery eyes
Our optometrists treat every component associated with dry eye. This includes drops or gels for lubrication when tear secretion is reduced, treating glands in your eyelids which may have become blocked and/or any associated lid disease that may be predisposing you to dry eyes.
Importantly, our optometrists are therapeutically endorsed to treat accompanying inflammation of the ocular surface with anti-inflammatories which is important in relieving symptoms.
In some instances, we advocate the use of manuka honey eye drops. For a long time, our patients have been telling us how well they work. However, recently, a world first trial comparing antibacterial honey eye drops with standard treatment for dry eye showed that the honey products significantly improved symptoms over and above conventional therapy.
If you suffer from dry eyes, book an appointment to come and see one of our optometrists. To make an appointment with one of our optometrists at Eyecare Plus Optometrists Cranbourne simply book online here or contact our practice during business hours.