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What Is the Most Effective Dry Eye Treatment?

Living with Dry Eye syndrome isn’t easy when you have to deal with the persistent gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes and the constant need to apply eye drops, which provide only a fleeting reprieve from your symptoms. Thankfully, advances in Dry Eye syndrome treatment mean new therapies are under development and several are available right now here at The Optical Studio.

Our experienced independent opticians in London are on hand to give you dry eye relief that lasts by ensuring you get the most effective treatment for your particular circumstances. Let’s take a look at what’s involved and the treatments available.

Assessing Your Eyes

Finding out which dry eye treatment will work best for you starts with uncovering exactly what’s going on with your tear ducts, the small tunnels through which your tears travel to lubricate your eyes.

Advanced technology in the form of our Ocular Surface Analyser will quickly and comprehensively examine your tear ducts and surrounding glands, capturing images using a small infrared camera. This will allow us to determine how severe your condition is and decide on the best course of treatment.

A Word on Meibomian Glands

Dry Eye Treatment - Meibomian Glands

Most cases of dry eye are caused by a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Using our Ocular Surface Analyser, we’ll determine whether this is what’s causing your dry eyes as part of your dry eye assessment. When the Meibomian glands are not working properly, there is a reduction in the oily layer that lubricates your eyes. This can be effectively treated with E Eye.

Tackling Dry Eye with E Eye

Tackling Dry Eye with E Eye

E Eye is a revolutionary medical device that provides dry eye relief for up to 18 months. All it takes is 3 sessions over the course of 45 days. The procedure is non-invasive and completely painless. Pulses of highly calibrated light are shone onto your lower eyelid, while you wear a pair of goggles to protect your eyes. These light pulses stimulate the nerves that connect to your Meibomian glands, helping restore their normal function. Dry eye symptoms can improve within just a few hours of your treatment.

Patient reviews reveal that 90% of patients are satisfied with the results of their E Eye treatment after just 2 sessions and 96% would recommend it as the most effective treatment for dry eyes.

However, E Eye isn’t the only treatment we can offer to relieve your dry eye symptoms.

BlephEx™ and Dry Eyes

Many people with dry eye syndrome have blepharitis and vice versa. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. It can lead to dry eyes, which is why treating blepharitis can also alleviate dry eye symptoms.

At The Optical Studio, we provide the latest treatment for blepharitis, BlephEx™. This device uses medical-grade microsponges to gently exfoliate the eyelids, removing the bacteria and debris responsible for the condition. This painless procedure takes just 10 minutes and provides relief for several months, with most patients requiring repeat treatment every 4–6 months.

Find Relief Today

To find out which of these treatments will work best for you, book a dry eye assessment at The Optical Studio, your opticians in Farnham, Virginia Water, Pimlico and Dorking and look forward to healthier eyes this winter!