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 one of 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.
“89% of the population didn’t know that their itchy, sore or watering eyes were symptoms of a common eye condition”
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- A gritty sensation
- Excessive watering
- Redness of the eyes and/or surrounding area
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There are a number of lifestyle factors that can contribute to dry eye syndrome. These include tiredness, incorrect contact lenses use, medication, prolonged periods using a 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.
Eye Health & Nutrition
It is important to keep your eyes healthy and what better place to start than with a healthy diet!
Research and evidence show that a healthy diet prevents the development of eye conditions, and eating a healthy balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables helps to keep your eyes as healthy as they can be. Vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids found in many fruits, vegetables and other wholesome foods can help protect your sight.
Some foods that are rich in eye-friendly nutrients and antioxidants are:
-Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale
-Grapes & berries
-Wholegrains & avocados
The list is endless. However, due to our busy lives, it is recommended to take supplements, especially in the case of macular degeneration.
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