Lambrou Eye Studio, Independent Optician in Locksbottom, Orpington, Kent

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a common and often chronic condition, where there are insufficient tears to lubricate the conjunctiva and can lead to discomfort, blurred vision and possible corneal damage. In addition to lubricating the eye, tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye, washing away foreign matter and ensuring clear vision.  Tear production tends to diminish with age and this condition can be related to certain medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid problems. In addition it can be a side effect of certain prescribed medications or be aggravated by environmental factors, such as wind, dry climates or prolonged periods of using computer screens.    Dry eye syndrome can also be a problem of an imbalance between tear production and drainage and cause symptoms of irritation, burning, excess watering and blurred vision.

Lambrou Eye Studio diagnosis dry eye through a comprehensive eye examination, including lid structure and blink mechanism and the quality and quantity of tear production.  A detailed patient history is taken, which includes general health and prescribed medications. Once all these have been taken into account, your Optometrist can make an accurate diagnosis and suggest treatment options, such as the use of artificial tear solutions or lubricants. Advice can also be given on self-care, such as maintaining your hydration levels, dietary supplements and lid hygiene. If you are experiencing any problems, please contact us and we will find a suitable solution best suited to your individual needs.

If Lambrou Eye Studio, Locksbottom, can be of any help or assistance with any of your visual requirements or needs, please do not hesitate to call on or visit the contact page and we will respond within 24 hours.