Many people find their eyes don’t always feel comfortable and often this is due to an imbalance in the delicate tear film layer which lubricates the surface of the eye when we blink.
If there is friction between the eye lid and the eye this can cause discomfort, often described as a gritty feeling or burning sensation and it can also cause itching and watering. Specialist eye drops and gels can help with these symptoms along with tailored advice and strategies to improve the balance of the tear film as well as supplementing it.
At Rawlings we offer a Dry & Watery Eye Assessment to specialise in resolving these kinds of problems. During the appointment we will take a detailed history of your symptoms as this can give vital information to help treat your problem. Using a microscope we will examine your eyes, eye lashes and eyelids and conduct specialised tests to determine the specific causes of your symptoms. We will apply diagnostic drops to test your tear film and check for signs of friction and assess your blinking. At the end of your appointment we give full advice and a treatment plan depending on the results of our tests. The cost of this assessment is £65 (£30 for members of Rawlings Vision Plan Plus)
For more information or a questionnaire to see if you would benefit from a Dry & Watery Eye Assessment click here or call your nearest branch