In the fast-paced rhythm of our daily lives, we often neglect the wellbeing of our eyes. Dry eyes, a prevalent yet underestimated condition, can significantly impact our overall eye health.
At Black Gates Optometrists, we recognise the importance of addressing dry eyes comprehensively. In this blog, we’ll explore the causes of dry eyes and delve into the various treatments offered at our practices, including the innovative IPL treatment and Manuka honey therapy. We’ll also highlight a real-life case study of Jacqui, who overcame chronic dry eyes with precision care at Black Gates Optometrists.
Understanding the Causes of Dry Eyes
Dry eyes can result from insufficient tear production or poor tear quality, influenced by various factors. Identifying these causes is vital for effective treatment.
Common contributors include environmental factors, medical conditions, and age-related changes. Our commitment at Black Gates Optometrists is to pinpoint the root cause and provide personalised care tailored to each patient’s needs.
At Black Gates Optometrists, we have been treating dry eye for many years and have invested in the best diagnostic equipment to assist us with which treatment options will work best.
A combination of treatments is usually required and everyone’s case is unique. In some cases, you could even be displaying the symptoms of dry eye but find another issue is causing the discomfort.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of dry eye or have eye discomfort of any kind, book a consultation with one of our optometrists in Wellington or Johnsonville to receive treatment tailored to your specific needs.
For an understanding of how we treat dry eye, take a look at a recent case study. Jacqui, in her 50s, struggled with chronic dry eyes for many years. Despite trying various medications, her condition worsened to the point of extreme discomfort. In October 2023, Jacqui sought help from Black Gates Optometrists. Our advanced technology and thorough examination led to an effective treatment plan within just two visits. Read the rest of the dry eye case study here.