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Dry or Watery Eye Clinic

‘Dry’ eye occurs when your tear flow reduces or evaporates too quickly causing the very sensitive front surface of your eye to dry out.

It can have a collection of widely varying symptoms that can be induced by several health and lifestyle factors. The incidence of dry eye increases with age.

At our specialist Dry Eye Clinic we will carefully consider your symptoms and perform simple diagnostic tests to evaluate your tears and tear flow. We can then offer you expert advice on the most effective treatments to alleviate your symptoms and ensure that you leave knowing exactly how to treat your condition. We will give you an individually tailored Care Plan and then invite you to return for follow up appointments to monitor your progress and fine tune your treatment plan.

The Clinic also offers management of common eyelid problems such as Blepharitis, Eyelid cysts and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, which can also give rise to symptoms of discomfort.

We understand that symptoms can vary from person to person and you may even find you have watery eyes when suffering from this condition. Other typical symptoms can be:

  • Sensation of dryness
  • Tired eyes or gritty eyes
  • Burning, stinging, itching
  • Redness
  • Intermittent excessive watering
  • Irritation from wind or smoke
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Contact lens discomfort or reduced wearing times
  • Environmental factors and several external influences can increase your risk of dry eyes including the following;
  • Prolonged periods of concentrated vision including computer use
  • Adverse environmental conditions; wind, pollution, poor air quality
  • Medication eg antihistamines, oral contraceptives, diuretics, decongestants, alcohol and anti-depressants
  • Contact lens wear

The good news is that dry eyes can be treated.

If you are experiencing problems we are only too happy to help so call us and make an appointment.

Cost Of Appointment:

The Dry eye assessment clinic is a 40-minute appointment and is chargeable at £40
The full Dry eye assessment plus initial Eyecare kit £99.00

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We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494