Treating dry eyes
Wood Street Opticians offers a wide variety of dry eye treatment options to suit your unique needs. These treatments include:
Eye Drops/Pads: Artificial tears can provide you with relief from your symptoms. Our third-generation eye drops lubricate and help produce more tears. This helps to reduce the dry eye symptoms and is suitable for contact lens and non-contact lens wearers.
Eye Masks: Help manage and open blocked glands to give relief to all types of dry eye conditions
Deep clean Treatment: Our specialists can perform a deep clean/treatment on lids and lashes to treat blepharitis, which is an inflammation at the base of your eyelashes, resulting in dandruff-like flakes, irritation, and dryness. Meibomian gland dysfunction caused by clogged oil glands in your eyelids can exacerbate blepharitis. We use various oils and deep cleanse the lashes and lids to provide immediate relief.
Nutritional Supplements/Diet/Lifestyle advice: If you suffer from severe dry eyes and other forms of treatment are not working, we may suggest punctual occlusion. This involves inserting tiny, biocompatible plugs into your tear ducts. This increases your tear volume by ensuring that your tears are not draining too quickly, and can provide relief from some forms of dry eyes.