Dry Eye assessments (coming soon)

Our Optometrist here in Barnet will begin by conducting a thorough examination, gathering a detailed history and noting any symptoms you may be experiencing. This information will provide valuable insights into the potential causes of your dry eyes. The ocular surface and eyelids will then be carefully examined to determine which layer of the tear film is contributing to the dryness. Based on the findings, our optometrist will discuss available treatment options to effectively manage your symptoms. It’s important to note that while treatment cannot provide a cure for dry eyes in most cases, it aims to alleviate and manage the symptoms.

Dry eye is a common condition that typically affects both eyes, although it can sometimes be present in only one eye. Individuals often experience a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Irritation or discomfort in the eyes
  • Sensation of a foreign object, such as an eyelash, in the eye
  • Excessive tearing
  • Occasional blurring of vision
  • Burning or stinging sensations
  • Discomfort when wearing contact lenses