Redgate Opticians are not simply another Optician.
Our consultant Optometrist’s each have a speciality which they publish articles for and conduct specialist clinics. One such Speciality is Dry Eye.
Who can suffer with Dry Eye?
Dry eyes is a common condition that can affect both men, women, the young and elderly. In short, anyone can suffer with dry eye, however the most at risk group is women over the age of 40.
What do people with Dry eyes feel?
People with dry eye often report that their eyes are :
- Light sensitive
- Feels like something is stuck on the eye
What is the purpose of a Dry Eye Clinic?
The aim of the Dry Eye Clinic is to diagnose if dry eye is present, if so, the type of dry eye, and a treatment plan.
What can be done about Dry Eye ?
Often there is no ”cure” for dry eye. However we can set up treatment plans of particular dry eye drops and gels to minimise any discomfort and inconvenience from the symptoms.
We also offer punctal occlusion therapy for long term dry eye sufferers. This simple and painless procedure involves blocking the passage that tears normally drain from. This results in the natural tears staying on the surface of the eye, rather than draining away. This can mean that the patient is less reliant on dry eye drops, some can even stop them all together.
How much is a consultation?
An initial appointment is £40 and lasts around 45 minutes, subsequent appointments are charged at £25.
Punctal occlusion therapy is charged at £200 for both eyes. This includes a follow up appointment which is normally one week àfter the procedure.