Dry Eye and Red Eye Clinic
What is Dry Eyes Syndrome?
Dry Eyes Syndrome or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (also known as Ocular surface disease), is a common eye disease that occurs when the eyes fail to produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to a lack of lubrication in the eyes. Interestingly, most individuals are affected by this condition to some degree, with up to 70% of older people being affected. Many people also exhibit dry eye signs during examinations, which require prevention-focused treatment rather than a cure.
Dry eyes present a range of symptoms, including dryness, redness, irritation, fatigue, stinging, itching, sandy-gritty irritation, crustiness, and teary eyes. Although most individuals experience only mild irritation, severe or untreated conditions may lead to complications such as corneal damage, impaired vision, and even vision loss in rare cases. It is best to manage dry eye in its early stages, irrespective of whether symptoms are present, to prevent further complications.
At our esteemed optometric practice, we offer specialised treatments for individuals with dry eyes. Our expert optometrists provide personalized care to each patient, beginning with a thorough examination of symptoms and the underlying cause. With our cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatment options, we strive to offer effective and long-lasting relief from the discomfort of dry eyes. So, if you’re experiencing dry eye symptoms, schedule a consultation with us today!
Our advanced eye tests go beyond the standard vision check-up, utilising state-of-the-art technology to assess the health of your eyes thoroughly.
Our dedicated team is experienced in providing high-quality eye care services for kids of all ages.
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as redness, discharge, or discomfort in your eyes, our expert team can help.
Need your glasses urgently? Our same-day glasses service is perfect for those who require fast turnaround times without compromising on quality.
Dry Eye Treatment
To alleviate dry eye symptoms, treatment options vary based on the root cause, ranging from using artificial tears to ointments, to wearing wrap around glasses to decrease tear evaporation. As a team of accomplished optometrists, we at Safarian & Simon Opticians provide advanced medical treatment options, including steroid eye drops, lacrimal plugs to prevent tear drainage, and modification or cessation of certain medications, if feasible.
However, traditional treatments often fail to deliver long-term relief, and symptoms tend to return shortly after discontinuing them. That’s where our cutting-edge solution comes in – introducing the Optima IPL therapy, a drug-free and drop-free natural light-based treatment that targets chronic inflammation, the root cause of dry eyes. This next-generation treatment pathway, which has been safely used for years abroad, offers ongoing relief from dry eyes, freeing patients from the need for routine and frequent use of eye drops.
So, if you’re seeking a treatment that provides longer-lasting relief from dry eyes, look no further than Safarian & Simon Opticians!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the causes of dry eyes?
Why should I use Safarian & Simon Opticians for Optima IPL Treatment?
Other ‘Dry eye clinics’ only offer guidance on diet changes, over-the-counter drops, and a hot compress (you can find these on google!) They do not offer actual treatment or diagnostic methods.
We have a highly qualified and experienced team led by Mr. Sachin Patel who is an early adopter of new technology.
What conditions is IPL effective in treating?
- Dry Eye Disease
- Chalazion and Stys
- Heavy, Tired, Itchy, Red Eyes
- Rosacea (red nose, cheeks, chin after certain exposure)
- Telangiectasia (spider veins on the surface of the skin)
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
- Eyelid Inflammation
- Blepharitis, including Demodex
- An additional benefit of tightening the skin around the eyes and may reduce wrinkles!
- Eye wellness