Dry Eye Assessment

Dry Eye Assessment

At Eye Academy, we offer a private 40-minute examination to fully investigate the cause and effects of each individual’s dry eye symptoms.

Dry eye syndrome is an extremely common ocular condition, affecting a significant proportion of the population. Patient’s with dry eye syndrome are commonly told that there is nothing that can be done or that it is ‘normal for their eyes and are often only given artificial tear eye drops as a treatment option. Here at Eye Academy, we understand the frustration and inconvenience that dry eye causes, therefore we offer a large variety of treatment options in order to effectively manage the dry eye symptoms of each individual.

Symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include:

- Tired eyes, particularly by the end of the dry

- Blurred vision that improves on blinking or rubbing the eyes

- Red Eyes

- Gritty, burning or sore feeling eyes

- Sticky eyes and stuck eyelids on waking up

- Watery eyes, particularly in cold and windy conditions

- Light sensitivity

Common Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome:

- Age – caused by tear film changes over time and increased laxity of the eyelids

- Hormones – including contraceptives, pregnancy and menopause

- Contact lens wear

- Ocular surgery – particularly following laser refractive surgery (LASIK/LASEK)

- Certain medications

- Underlying medical conditions – e.g. Sjorgren’s Syndrome

- Underlying ocular conditions – e.g. Blepharitis

The Dry Eye Assessment

At Eye Academy, we offer a private 40-minute examination to fully investigate the cause and effects of each individual’s dry eye symptoms. The results of this examination allow us to formulate a tailor-made treatment plan for long-term dry eye management.

Our Dry Eye Assessment Includes:

- Assessment of the ocular surface and tear film – this will include the installation of diagnostic dyes. These dyes are painless and do not affect your vision, and provide vital information regarding the health and quality of the front surface of the eye and the tear film

- Assessment of the eyelids and lashes – to investigate how the tear glands are functioning and to determine whether other ocular conditions are present, e.g. blepharitis

- Assessment of tear quality – to determine the stability of the tear film and how it interacts with the ocular surface

- A full treatment plan to include further treatments, at-home remedies, or a mixture of two, depending on each individual’s dry eye status

Dry Eye Treatments

If the Dry Eye Assessment reveals that further treatment is necessary, we offer the following specialist treatment options:

- Punctal Plugs

- BlephEx™ Treatment

We also stock a comprehensive range of dry eye treatments to be performed at home including:

- Preservative-free eye drops, including a wide range of formulations to suit each individual

- Gel-based eye drops – for overnight use

- Hot compress masks with reusable inserts

- Omega Oil Supplements

- Blepharitis Treatments including lid wipes and lotions

 

A Dry Eye Assessment is recommended for:

- Any individuals suffering from the symptoms listed

- Anyone wanting a thorough health check of their anterior eye (front surface of the eye), which is not included in a standard eye examination

- Post ocular surgery including LASIK (refractive), cataract and other laser treatments

Dry Eye Assessment Duration: Allow 40 Minutes
Dry Eye Assessment Cost: £70

Please note:  You must have had an eye examination with us within the past 12 months to be able to book a Dry Eye Assessment. If not, we will book you in for an eye examination at the same time.

<h2><strong>A Dry Eye Assessment is recommended for:</strong></h2> <p>- Any individuals suffering from the symptoms listed</p> <p>- Anyone wanting a thorough health check of their anterior eye (front surface of the eye), which is not included in a standard eye examination</p> <p>- Post ocular surgery including LASIK (refractive), cataract and other laser treatments</p> <h5>Dry Eye Assessment Duration: Allow 40 Minutes</h5> <h5>Dry Eye Assessment Cost: £70</h5> <p><em>Please note:  You must have had an eye examination with us within the past 12 months to be able to book a Dry Eye Assessment. If not, we will book you in for an eye examination at the same time.</em></p>

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