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New Blink intensive tears PLUS

Blink Intensive PLUS
Blink Intensive PLUS

New Blink intensive tears PLUS liquid gel helps bring long lasting relief from persistent feelings of dry eyes.

  • Blink intensive tears PLUS liquid gel has a higher viscosity hypotonic formulation for even longer lasting relief and a superior end-of-day comfort.(1)
  • Suitable for both day-time and night-time use.
  • Longer lasting effect – 60% reported effect lasted more than two hours. (1)

New Blink intensive tears PLUS is a tear supplement for dry eyes which lasts longer in the eye than Blink intensive (standard) due to its more viscous formulation.

Unlike the standard Blink intensive tears, Intensive tears PLUS should not be used with contact lenses.

Available from our Caerphilly practice now and our Ystrad Mynach practice soon.

Update: now available in Ystrad Mynach also.

Taken from Abbott Medical Optics promotional literature.
1. Dumbleton K, Woods C, FOnn D. An investigation of the efficacy of a Novel Ocular Lubricant. Eye and Contact Lens 2009;35(3):149-155
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Contact Lenses

Why try contact lenses?

Contact lenses can give you a fresh look, the freedom to be more active, and the ability to see your best. They are an excellent alternative to glasses. They will affect how you see – and how other people see you. Discover the benefits.

Look great without glasses!

  • Wear them all the time or just occasionally for socialising, sport or special events.
  • Rediscover your natural beauty without glasses.
  • Look good without frames blocking your face.
  • Show off your make-up without glasses.
  • Choose from a wide range of non-prescription sunglasses.

Who can wear contact lenses?

With the advent of silicone hydrogel (soft) contact lenses and ever increasing prescription ranges,  more people than ever can enjoy the freedom of contact lenses. Daily lenses are now also available in the high performance silicone hydrogel material with ACUVUE TruEye and Sauflon Clariti lenses. Even if you need reading glasses, that’s not a problem as lens makers are designing ever more successful multifocal lenses.

TruEye Pack
TruEye Pack
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Dry eyes? – Try Blink

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?

Blink Intensive eye drops
Blink Intensive eye drops

Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • dryness
  • burning sensation
  • sandy-gritty feeling

these symptoms generally get worse as the day progresses.

The Causes?

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.

Eye health

Macular degeneration and ocular nutrition

Nutrition and the eye

PreserVision eye supplements
PreserVision eye supplements

In 2001, a large clinical trial was undertaken called the “Age-Related Eye Disease Study” (AREDS). This found that high levels of anti-oxidants and zinc significantly reduced the risk of Age related macular degeneration (AMD) and it’s associated vision loss.

Specially prepared vitamin and nutrient supplements (using the AREDS formula, or very similar) are increasingly used by people suffering the early stages of AMD and those with family history of the disease.

Eye health Sunglasses

UV and Sunglasses

We often feel we look sophisticated in sunglasses and we might find they also help us enjoy bright sunshine, but quality sunglasses can actually help maintain healthy eyesight.

Sun through trees
Sun through trees

Light contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation and while it’s invisible, its affects certainly aren’t. Apart from accelerating the ageing of our skin, it has the same effect on our eyes, particularly the crystalline lens within. UV can cause cataract, which turns our eye’s lens a near-opaque milky white. The only solution is to surgically remove the lens and replace it with a plastic lens implant. UV is also known to be a contributing factor in macular degeneration.