Are you suffering from stinging, watery, burning or red eyes? Does it always feel like there is something in your eye, or do your eyes feel sensitive around lights?
If you are affected by any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from dry eyes. However, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, Dry Eye Disease may be affecting you.
Whether you are searching for relief or it has been a while since your last appointment, Fitzgerald Optometry is here to assist you. In a comprehensive consultation, our optometrists can diagnose and treat dry eyes. Williamstown based and serving all of Melbourne, our friendly staff pride themselves on maintaining the health and wellbeing of your eyes. Contact us today to organise an appointment.
Dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease of the front surface of the eye; this includes tears, ocular surface and lids. It results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability.
Treatments for dry eye vary depending on the form of dry eye disease you are diagnosed with and the results of your specific dry eye assessment we obtain using the oculus keratography 5M instrument.
The oculus K5 is an objective, comprehensive and non-invasive dry eye device that is used to assess your tear break up time and the presence of meibomian gland dropout via meibography.
It is important to note that in many cases the treatment options for dry eye help manage but not necessarily cure the disease, therefore ongoing treatment is frequently required to prevent progression of meibomian gland disease and further worsening of the dry eye disease.
If you are concerned about dry eyes, start by booking a consultation with the optometrist. Once the cause of dry eyes is determined, we can provide the most effective diagnosis, management, and treatment options. This may include artificial tears, medicated eye drops, oral medications, and other options such as belphosteam. Based in Williamstown, Fitzgerald Optometry can complete a thorough dry eye assessment and offer relief for sufferers in Melbourne.