Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a very common but potentially debilitating condition. There are many causes of dry eye, but the most common is meibomian gland dysfunction, also called Blepharitis. This result in the important oil layer of our tears being unstable and thinner than it should normally be.

Healthy tears are vital to your eyes functioning correctly.  Your tears are a very important part of your eyes, immunity, cleaning system and optical pathway.  When your eyes are dry you may experience:

  • Painful, sore gritty eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Recurrent corneal infections or erosions
  • Persistent eye “fatigue”
  • A pressure feeling behind the eyes
  • “Watering” eyes

Talk to our Optometrist about the best approaches to your specific dry eye problem.