Dry eye is a common problem which causes discomfort to millions of people. It can be alleviated by lid hygiene measures, nutritional supplements, changes in blinking habits and eyedrops. For some people the condition rarely disappears altogether, because it can be associated with arthritis and is a side effect of many frequently used medications like beta blockers (e.g. Atenolol).

We can advise how to carry out hot lid compresses, lid massage and cleansing, and provide appropriate drops to improve eye comfort.

This is usually carried out during the eye examination but sometimes further private appointments may be necessary to monitor the condition.