Dry Eye
Dry eye syndrome (Keratitis Sicca) commonly occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly.The symptoms of dry eyes usually affect both eyes and include red eyes, irritable eyes, grittiness or soreness and intermittent blurry vision which tends to improve when you blink.Dry eyes can be caused by age, contact lens wearers, hot or windy climates, hormonal changes, certain medications and certain medical conditions.Treatment is usually with ocular lubricants and sometimes surgery if the tears are draining away very quickly.Eye 2 Eye are stockists of Scope Ophthalmic products for the relief of dry eye. Your optometrist may also give you useful advice such as avoiding air conditioned environments and taking regular breaks when using a computer. Taking omega-3 and stopping smoking can also reduce dry eye symptoms.