Artificial tears are a good temporary solution for some cases of dry eyes. They can provide immediate relief, and are available without a prescription. However, if you need to use eye drops more than three times a day, you should use preservative-free drops such as Bion Tears, Cellufresh, Polytears-Free or Refresh. Preservative-free drops are also safe to use with contact lenses.
Hot lid massage
One of the most common causes of dry eye syndrome is due to a poor quality oil layer in tears. The Meibomian glands, which are located along the eyelid margins, produce this oil. You can improve the oil production by applying heat to the eyelids, followed by a gentle massage of the eyelids.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
This comfortable and straightforward treatment helps relieve dry eye symptoms, particularly when associated with congestion of Meibomian glands. IPL therapy is applied to the skin below the eye and can be repeated over several sessions.
Our specialists have carried out significant research into dry eyes. They have a great deal of experience in treating the condition. You’ll also benefit from our investment in the latest technology for diagnosing and treating Dry Eye Syndrome.
If your dry eyes are caused by insufficient tear volume, it may be necessary to reduce your tear drainage. We can perform a procedure called punctal occlusion. This treatment permanently or temporarily closes off your tear drainage channels, allowing you to retain your natural tears, reducing the need for eye drops.