Dry eye syndrome is a condition where your eyes do not make enough tears or your tears evaporate too quickly.
This can lead to your eyes becoming dry, gritty and inflamed. Environmental factors such as sun, wind, air conditioning and smoke can have a drying effect on your eyes, causing the tears to evaporate more quickly.
There is some evidence that eating a diet that is high in omega-3 fats can help prevent dry eye syndrome.
At Visioncare we specialise in dry eye treatments and offer a procedure in which a “punctum plug” is placed in the tiny hole through which the tears drain in order to partially block it and retain the tears in the eye for longer.
Your optometrist will be able to advise if you are suitable for this form of treatment.
Learn more about treatment for dry eye on our specialist blog site.
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If you have noticed deterioration in your vision you should contact us and book an eye examination.