COVID-19 Update

We are open and providing eyecare, including emergencies, contact lenses and eyewear by remote (virtual consultations) and pre-arranged appointments only. Please call us on 020 8520 3769 to make your appointment or if you feel you vision has changed or have a problem and we can arrange to see you. Your safety is our priority. Thank you for following these measures to keep everyone safe.

We have been established for over 40 years and are one of the oldest independent practices in Walthamstow. The team at Wood Street Opticians strive to offer the best customer journey by offering personalised care and value. We take great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care and eye health, especially with the recent investment in new technology.

The expert optometrists and experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available for you and your whole family. Glasses and contact lens fittings during a yearly eye exam will be selected based on individual lifestyle needs. We value our relationship with you. When you visit the practice, the goal is that you will leave completely satisfied and confident with our optometrist, optician, staff, and services.

Dry Eye Therapy

Book Dry Eye Therapy Treatment

Dry Eye is more than an uncomfortable condition. It is a chronic, progressive eye disorder with treatment options. The majority of the cause of dry eye is inflammation in the oil glands (meibomian glands) of the eyelids and blepharitis (lid/lashes condition). This inflammation leads to blockage of oil production, which leads to eventual oil gland destruction. We can discuss options to help manage dry eye issues and offer impressive imaging using AOS (Anterior Imaging Software) to closely monitor your dry eyes. Call to schedule your dry eye assessment today!

Diagnosing Your Dry Eyes


To determine if you are suffering from dry eyes, we use the tear break up time test. This test allows us to observe how much time it takes from your last blink to the appearance of the first dry spot in your tear film.


We use the AOS (Anterior Imaging Software) to demonstrate to the patient the degree of dry eye using advanced images, to help diagnose and manage dry eyes.


We diagnose inflammation in the eyes using a test called Inflammadry, which is also a sign of dry eyes. We also perform the phenol red thread test to diagnose dry eyes.

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 to reduce the dry eye symptoms and are 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 punctal 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.

Get in touch with us,

in Walthamstow, London, to book an appointment at our opticians.