Are you bothered by dry, irritated, or watery eyes?
Do your eyes often feel dry, itchy, irritated, or indeed watery?
Do certain activities, like reading, working on the computer or certain environments, make your eyes feel scratchy, gritty, or tired, itchy or do your eyes burn?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may have a dry eye or allergy eye syndrome. They are common problems, but you don’t have to put up with them. We can help you.
What is dry eye?
You may not be producing enough tears, the tears you produce are of poor quality or evaporating away faster than they should. Any reduction in the quality or quantity of tears can produce a gritty, burning sensation or the experience of watery eyes or eye tiredness. Allergy eye symptoms may also exist either with dry eye or on its own, even with oral allergy medications ‘breakthrough’ symptoms can occur when your eyes may need extra relief – we can help with this.
Symptoms of dry eye and allergy eye
Dryness, burning, stinging, grittiness
Irritation from wind or smoke
Tired eyes, red eyes
Contact lens discomfort
Itchy eyes – especially if you have a history of sensitivity to dust, animal dander, pollen, or fungal spores
We hold specialist dry eye and allergy eye clinics hosted by Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL MBCLA COA.
Andrew has worked in the field of dry eye and specialist contact lens fitting for over 30 years. In addition to being an experienced clinician, he is an Industry and Professional Services Consultant, educator, lecturer and author.
Testimonial for Mr Price, Dry Eye Specialist.
I first experienced vision problems back in February 2021. Over the course of the next few months, I consulted several eye professionals, each of whom diagnosed a condition called ‘dry eye’. However, apparently it was “only” dry eye and I was sent on my way each time with eye drops to use as often as needed.
As Mr Price explained at my first visit, it is not “only” dry eye. Dry eye causes wide-ranging and very uncomfortable symptoms. It is also emotionally very distressing, struggling to alleviate the symptoms with eye drops whilst not knowing if there will be any long-term damage to one’s eyes.
I am deeply relieved to have been under the continuous care of Mr Price for six months now. I have been assiduously following the daily eye care regime and have so far also had two treatments of “Photobiomodulation” or Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT).
Mr Price has always emphasised that progress would be slow, and it has been. Until very recently, moments of clear vision have been fleeting and a better day has often been followed by a couple of days where I felt that no lasting progress was being made.
Mr Price has also been very clear that my vision may never return to 100% stability but may, in time, return to manageable and sustainable levels of clarity and comfort. My current experience is bearing this out. Over the last month, I have noticed a very distinct improvement in vision. Whilst still unstable, the periods of clear vision have been more frequent and longer lasting. This perceived improvement was corroborated by the computer readings of tear film break-up time at my most recent clinic visit, which has improved dramatically in both eyes. I am cautiously excited!
I thank Mr Price sincerely for ensuring from the outset that I understood that the treatment of dry eye is no easy or quick fix. Whilst the daily eye care regime is not arduous and can be fitted into every day’s schedule, it does nevertheless require commitment, day-in day-out, and the programme of eye care and LLLT treatments has to be given time.
Given the improvements I have been experiencing recently, there is no question for me other than to stay committed to the programme. It may be taking time, it may take organisation, but ultimately, this is my best shot to achieve the best outcome possible for my vision.