The symptoms of dry eye syndrome are mild for most people, although more severe cases can be painful and lead to complications.
Symptoms usually affect both eyes and often include:
- feelings of dryness, grittiness or soreness that get worse throughout the day
- burning and red eyes
- eyelids that stick together when you wake up
- temporarily blurred vision, which usually improves when you blink
Some people may also have episodes of watering eyes, which can occur if the eye tries to relieve the irritation by producing more tears.
We offer a Dry Eye Clinic at Liverton Opticians, designated specifically for the diagnosis and management of dry eyes. To find out about our treatment plan please click HERE.