If you’ve never heard of dry eye syndrome before you’d be forgiven; you’d also join 89% of the British population who are not aware of the condition.
When does the dry eye syndrome occurs?
Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes are no longer lubricating themselves properly. There are a number of reasons for this including tiredness, incorrect use of contact lenses, medication, long periods of time spent in front of the TV or computer, and air conditioning.
What are the symptoms?
Despite being referred to as ‘dry eye’ syndrome, the condition actually has a number of undesirable symptoms such as:
Sensitivity to light
A gritty sensation
Redness of the eyes and/or the surrounding area
It is estimated that 1 in 3 individuals over the age of 65 will suffer from dry eye syndrome at some stage in their life. If you are 65 or above you are therefore strongly recommended to visit your optician once a year to ensure your eyes are in good health.
Like most medical conditions, dry eye syndrome affects different people in different ways; it can also be harder to treat the longer you leave it to develop.
At Bennett and Rogers, we understand that dry eye can be frustrating and uncomfortable. For that reason, we hold clinics in all our branches, dedicated to the treatment of this condition.
When you visit us, your individual symptoms and circumstances will be thoroughly assessed before you are prescribed the appropriate treatment for your needs. Our highly experienced team will then offer you great advice and information about caring for your eyes, as well as preventing the condition from reoccurring.