89% of the population didn’t know that their itchy, sore or watering eyes were symptoms of a common eye condition

If you’ve never heard of dry eye syndrome you can be forgiven. Approximately 89% of the population haven’t heard of it either and it’s thought to be the most common eye conditions.

Despite the condition being called ‘dry’ eye syndrome, it’s not just dry eyes that can be a symptom of this problem. Other symptoms include:

  • Soreness
  • Itchiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A gritty sensation
  • Excessive watering 
  • Redness of the eyes and/or surrounding area

There are a number of lifestyle factors that can contribute to dry eye syndrome. These include tiredness, incorrect contact lens use, medication, prolonged periods using a computer screen or watching TV. Additionally, environmental factors such as air conditioning can also lead to problems with the ways in which the eyes lubricate themselves.

The longer dry eye syndrome is left to develop the harder it can be to treat. You are therefore strongly recommended to visit us should you notice any of the symptoms above (or any other changes in your eye health).

At Insight Opticians our optician Seema appreciates that every case of dry eye syndrome she sees is different. She will therefore thoroughly asses your eye health and vision before prescribing you the best treatment based on your individual condition.