Dry Eyes

Dry, irritated and watery eyes are the most common eye complaint.  We are equipped with the latest technology in long-term dry eye treatment to improve the comfort of your eyes.

Types of dry eye

Aqueous deficiency – due to reduced secretion of tears

Evaporative dry eye – excessive tear film evaporation.
Meibomian glands secrete oil which stabilise the tear film. Unstable tears films are often caused by:

  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (blocked or damaged oil glands)
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)
  • Contact lens wear
  • Allergies

Signs of dry eyes

  • Redness
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Heavy/tired eyes
  • Grittiness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Painful or sore eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitive to windy or dry conditions
  • Watery eyes
  • Dryness

Advanced dry eye assessment

The Oculus Keratograph 5 assesses:

  • Meibomian gland (oil gland) health
  • Eyelid anatomy
  • Tear film quality 
  • Irritation scale

IPL treatment

The E>Eye Medical Grade IPL device is specifically designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

It is a long-term treatment which stimulates and regenerates damaged oil glands.

Demodex eyelash mites

In-office treatment to control the abnormal growth of eyelash mites, which can cause:

  • Reduced Meibomian gland health
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)
  • Itchiness and irritation
  • Increased risk of infection

Home therapy

We can book an appointment to teach you how to relieve your symptoms with simple home treatments. See in store for our range of dry eye aids:

  • Dry eye relief mask
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Anti-bacterial manuka honey gel
  • Anti-bacterial lid wipes
  • Lubricating eye drops

What are Tears?

  • One of the body’s natural defence mechanisms.
  • Carry essential vitamins and nutrients across the surface of the eye.
  • Act as a shield against damaging factors such as wind, heat, smog or foreign particles.
  • They are produced by the lacrimal glands in the eye and secreted to coat, protect and nourish the surface of your eye.
  • Normally, every time you blink, you add another protective coating of tears over the eyes whilst flushing out old tears.

Factors that increase your risk of dry eyes

  • Contact lens wear
  • Eye infections
  • Aging (increasingly common after age 50)
  • Asian ethnicity
  • Menopause
  • Smoking
  • Frequent flying
  • Dry or windy environments
  • Preservatives contained in eye drops
  • Prolonged computer/tablet use
  • Health conditions (diabetes, thyroid-related diseases, lupus, theumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome)
  • Medications (such as those for arthritis, birth control, acne, colds, and allergies)

07 3345 3383

2 Nursery Avenue
Runcorn, QLD 4113