Measuring the volume of your tears using the Schirmers test. This measures the tear production and quality of the tear
Treatment for dry eyes
Lubricating eye drops improve symptoms for mild to moderate dry eyes. Sometimes other treatment options are required such as punctal plugs. Some people with severe dry eyes may opt for scleral contact lenses that protect the surface of the eye and trap moisture. Prescription medication and Blephasteam is also used to treat dry eyes. Blephasteam are hot googles that steam the oil glands on the eyelids in order to restore the tear film. This treatment is available in our rooms by our Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner Anne Lentakis.
Please contact us to speak to our friendly receptionist for further information or to book an appointment.
There is now a dedicated dry eye and blepharitis clinic in Adelaide – we would be happy to direct you to their services as needed.
If you have any other questions, please contact us