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.

Contact lens solution

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!


Advanced Eye Tests

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.

Childrens Eye Tests

Our dedicated team is experienced in providing high-quality eye care services for kids of all ages.

Dry Eye & Red Eye

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as redness, discharge, or discomfort in your eyes, our expert team can help.

Express Glazing

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!
Dry eye IPL treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the causes of dry eyes?

Dry eye syndrome can be attributed to various underlying factors, including contact lens use, computer use, meibomian gland dysfunction, Rosacea, Sjögren syndrome, pregnancy, vitamin A deficiency, LASIK surgery, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency, and certain medications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, and some blood pressure medication.

Why should I use Safarian & Simon Opticians for Optima IPL Treatment?

We are passionate about offering the best possible individual eye health care and personalised advice while ensuring that any sight-loss could be prevented. We are one of the few optician practices that offer the Optima IPL treatment and the only in London who can write a prescription if need be.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

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