Dry Eyes

Are a common condition. It occurs when tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for the surface of your eyes. Unfortunately, we have no ‘cure’ but symptoms can be managed.

Symptoms & diagnosis of dry eyes

  • stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in the eyes
  • stringy mucus in or around eyes
  • light sensitivity
  • redness of eye
  • the sensation of having something in your eyes
  • difficulty wearing contact lenses & nighttime driving
  • blurred vision or eye fatigue
Dry Eyes Example

Diagnosis might include following

  • A comprehensive eye exam.
  • 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 improves symptoms for mild to moderate dry eye. 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.

Why choose our eye physicians & surgeons in Adelaide today for your Dry Eyes

  • Years of experience

  • High patient satisfaction & reviews

  • 5 locations to pick from apart from our main two clinics you can also see us at Murray Bridge, Minlaton and also twice per year in Ceduna

  • A wide range of treatment options

  •  Highest standard of patient care in the diagnosis, education, and management of eye-related conditions and their treatments.

Give our Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Adelaide a call today if you are looking for an experienced caring & friendly practice.

If you have any other questions, please contact us