If you have dry eyes, why not pop in and get yourself a free* 5 vial trial of AMO Blink Intensive tears. These artificial tear drops are designed to give “long lasting relief from the feeling of dry, tired eyes”. They are also safe for use with contact lenses.
*One trial of 5 vials can be collected by visiting the Caerphilly practice in person and asking at reception. While stocks last.
What is dry eye?
Symptoms of dry eye include:
- burning sensation
- sandy-gritty feeling
these symptoms generally get worse as the day progresses.
Dry eyes are usually caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. The lack of tears causes the inside of the lid to rub against the sensitive cornea causing the symptoms above.
But, my eyes are not dry – in fact they’re always running!
Some people experience tears running out of their eyes and down their cheek. This can also be related to dry eyes. If you think about it, the tears are no longer in the eyes (they’re on your cheek), therefore leaving your eyes dry. Blocked tear ducts, or misplaced lids can also cause tearing, so it is best to consult your optician if you are unsure.
Please note: This article is for information purposes only. Please consult your Ophthalmic Optician or Doctor if you have any concerns.