If you experience regular symptoms such as found in the below list, these could indicate that you are suffering from dry eye disease

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • A soreness in or around the eyes, or a feeling of something being in the eye
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Excessive eye watering

Most people suffering discomfort have what is often called marginal dry eye. This can be linked with age, gender, health and contact lens wear, and can be affected by your occupation, and the environment in which you live and work. Changes in work environments and lifestyles, especially an increase in computer, tablet and screen use can also make dry eye symptoms more common.

Improved research and new treatments arriving in recent years have enabled us to investigate and manage dry eye in a much more satisfactory and successful way. If you are suffering from problems that you feel may be related to dry eye, we would recommend that you attend one of our dry eye clinics.

Idra analysis (Dry eye assessment)

Jonathan Walford will conduct a thorough analysis of your tear film and the health of your eyelids, cornea and conjunctiva. Images from this analysis will be combined with a questionnaire on your dry eye symptoms to produce a report with recommendations for the best treatment methods to improve your symptoms.

Treatments that may be suggested include eyedrops, ointments, TearStim treatment (see below) and other treatments that you can do at home. The complete dry eye analysis along with discussion of the report and recommendations for future treatment can take up to one hour to complete. The fee for this visit is £90.

TearStim (Intense Pulsed Light treatment)

TearStim can provide a long-lasting solution for dry eye syndrome, ensuring the meibomian glands within your eyelids are functioning properly. The treatment provided by TearStim can improve the quality of the gland secretion, along with stabilising the lipid layer of the tear film. This can help to remedy the cause of dry eyes and relieve any eye pain or visual discomfort.

If TearStim treatment is recommended following your Idra analysis, our TearStim treatment protocol consists of three treatments on days 1, 15 & 45.

Following these treatments an Idra analysis will be performed on day 90 to review the results of the treatment. This analysis is included in the cost of the TearStim treatment protocol which is £375 which can be paid in 3 monthly instalments. At the end of the 90 day treatment protocol, we would recommend a review of your eye health and symptoms in 6 months time.