Dry Eye Clinic

Suffering From Dry And Watery Eyes?

We are proud to offer such a valuable and important service. Our expert consultants, Mandy Davidson and Ann Forbes use cutting-edge treatments to protect your eyes. So, if you’re suffering from dry or watery eyes, check out our specialist TEAR clinic below.

Do dry and watery eyes make it hard for you to concentrate at work? Are your dry and irritated eyes making it difficult to read or watch television? You might be suffering from dry eye syndrome, a condition that causes dryness or excess wateriness, burning and redness.

Fortunately, the TEAR clinic at Dolphins Optometrists’ offers specialised treatment programmes designed to alleviate dry eye symptoms. Our experienced team of optometrists offer comprehensive dry eye treatments, tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.

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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is caused by an imbalance in tear production or increased evaporation. Tear production is essential for keeping the eyes moist and lubricated. When dry eye occurs, it can cause irritation, burning and itching in the eyes.

  • Ageing
  • Hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause)
  • Wind or air pollution
  • Certain medications (antihistamines, decongestants, birth control pills)
  • Use of contact lenses
  • Pre-existing health conditions (such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders)

Treatment For Dry Eyes At Dolphins Optometrists

Dry Eye Clinic Prices
Dry Eye Clinic appointment (including BlephEx) – £110

Follow-up appointment (excluding BlephEx) – £60

BlephEx – £60

Dry Eye Clinic appointments are a specialist-led service. We consider factors such as your lifestyle, diet, and surrounding environmental factors, as well as general health. This helps us to identify some of the causes of the discomfort you experience in your eyes and eyelids.

Our sophisticated equipment allows us to assess the quality of your natural tears. Additionally, our special microscopes examine the structures of the eyes and eyelids.

Our eyelid cleansing device is then used to remove any hardened deposits along the eyelids. This is the BlephEx treatment, which helps to keep the pores in your eyelids clean and clear.

After establishing the particular status of the ocular surface, removing the hardened area around the eyelids and discussing all the relevant lifestyle points, we can formulate a bespoke plan to manage the original dry eye symptoms.

We allow 75 mins for this comprehensive consultation.

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What Happens Next?

You will be given detailed advice on any treatment that is recommended. This may include treatments such as the use of specific eye drops and how often to use them. In order to monitor your progress and successful management, there will be a recommendation made for a suitable follow-up schedule after you have visited the dry eye clinic. This, therefore, enables us to regularly monitor your progress to ensure we see the best results.

Receive treatment for your dry eyes.