Dry Eye Fact Sheet


Not sure if you have Dry Eyes?

Try this simple test Blink Twice and then slowly count the numbers shown below:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15

If you can't get to ten without needing to blink again then you may have Dry Eyes. Call us or email to see how we can help.

DO and DON'T 

DO invest in a quality pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, pollution and wind.

DO Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and include omega-3 and vitamin-a rich food as much as possible.

DON'T Wear contact lenses when dealing with symptoms. Opt for your glasses; contacts can aggravate dry eyes.

DON'T Stare at you computer or phone screen for too long. Give your eyes a break every 20 minutes, for 20 second or remember to blink when you press the enter key or click the mouse button.

DON'T Take your dry, irritated eyes lightly. Always see an Optician for proper diagnosis and treatment.

FACT: Avoiding being diagnosed can lead to infection or even permanent corneal scarring

 

Common Causes

Sjogren’s Syndrome
Contact lenses
Smoking
Wind/Climate
Menopause
Medication
Lasik Surgery