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Dry Eye has a number of causes. It happens mostly as a part of the natural ageing process but can also be caused by problems with blinking or problems with the glands that produce the tears. Contact lenses carry an increased risk if you have dry eye. Tears are important as they form a layer on the front of the eye, called the tear film.  This layer lubricates the eye making it moist and smooth.  It also protects the eye from dust and plays a part in focusing light.

Dry eyes feel irritated, scratchy, dry and uncomfortable.  There may also be blurred or unstable vision but this normally goes away after a short while or on blinking.

Tear film stability tests are easily and frequently carried out in the practice and depending upon the findings a suitable form of treatment can be recommended.



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