Dry eye is a very common condition with studies suggesting that as many as 38% of us suffer - many without a firm diagnosis or management plan. Air conditioning, increased age, computer use, contact lenses - these are just some of the risk factors, and most are unavoidable. So if you do suffer from dry eye, then what can you do?
First of all, if you're not sure if you have dry eye then why not take our online quiz. This will give you an idea if you're experiencing some of the many symptoms associated.
What we do & Why we are different
With dry eye being so prevalent many practices are now offering dry eye services. Unfortunately many of these are simply a brief discussion followed by the usual advice - more dry eye drops.
Here at Maloney Opticians we offer a dedicated dry eye clinic which allows us to make a firm diagnosis, perform in-house treatments (such as gland expression) and offer tailored at-home solutions for your specific type of dry eye. We have specialist Optometrists and Opticians who have had extended training and qualifications for the treatment of dry eye including the new BCLA dry eye certificate.
- Tear analysis with lissamine green and fluorescence
- Corneal topography
- Slit lamp analysis including meibomian gland expression
- Meibomian gland expression
- Lid debridement
- Biofilm removal
- Punctal plugging
Dry eye clinic pricing
- Initial consultation, diagnosis and in-practice treatments (as necessary) - £80
- Punctal plugs - £200 per pair
types of dry eye
Our eyes produce tears from different areas / glands. Because of this we can have dry eye from a variety of causes - so a broad treatment plan won't work.