What are the symptoms of dry eye syndrome?

Usually, dry eye syndrome affects both eyes and will give you a gritty, sore feeling that gets worse over the course of the day. In more serious cases, it can continue for long enough for your eyes to become red and even temporarily cause blurry vision.

While no doubt uncomfortable, it’s very rare for dry eyes to cause a serious problem and the discomfort can usually be resolved with eye drops or gels. However, if the problems persist or worsen, you should visit a GP or ophthalmologist just to check that they’re not a symptom of something else.

Eye drops to treat dry eyes

One of the fastest and most effective ways of treating dry eyes is using eye drops. These help to ease the discomfort by returning the moisture to your eyes and are perfect if you need relief while wearing contact lenses. They’re known as artificial tears because they mirror the makeup of real ones, meaning that the relief they provide feels both natural and soothing.

Typically, dry eye treatments like Hycosan Eye Drops come in small bottles and so are easy to transport around, fitting easily into a pocket or a handbag. This is perfect if you lead a busy life and need instant relief from itchy eyes while you’re on the go. You can also get packs of single-use products such as Blink Intensive Tear Vials, which are even smaller and easier to carry around.

Using eye drops

Eye drops to treat dry eyes are simple to use, but in case if you haven’t before, we thought we’d put together an easy to follow guide. Once you’ve done it a couple of times, it’ll feel like second nature!

Other treatments for dry eyes

If you have sensitive skin around your eyes then eye drops might not be the best solution for you, particularly if you suffer from Blepharitis. Blephasol gel or Blephaclean wipes may be a better approach for treating your symptoms and keeping your eyes feeling fresh and comfortable.

Dry eye treatments at VisionDirect.ie

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Blink Contacts Bottle

Blink Contacts eye drops work by mimicking the eyes natural tears to provide instant moisture that will make your contact lenses feel more comfortable if they have started to dry out. Whether you wear soft lenses or RGP ones, these eye drops are perfect for keeping you comfortable throughout the day.

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Blink Contacts Vials

Blinks Contact Vials are super convenient way of getting instant relief when you’re suffering from dry eyes. Each pack comes with 20 small vials filled with a solution that is perfect for soothing and hydrating dry and tired eyes. These are perfect for carrying on you as each 0.35ml bottle fits easily into your pocket.

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Hycosan Extra Eye Drops

These eye drops are designed to tackle the most irritating cases of dry eyes so, if you regularly experience them, they can help you avoid the discomfort. Each bottle contains enough eye drops for up to 5 weeks of regular usage and will last for 6 months after opening.

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Blink Intensive Tears Bottle

When dry eyes are getting the better of you, sometimes you need a serious solution. Blink Intensive Tears acts rapidly, creating a layer of moisture across your contact lens that reduces irritation, redness and general discomfort. The result is clear comfortable vision, ensuring that your contact lenses work to their full capability.

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Clinitas Soothe Dry Eye Relief Drops

This pack of individual droppers offers great value for money, helping you use just the right amount of solution each time. As each one is resealable, this is a great choice for if you’re on the go, allowing you to carry them around with no fuss, but giving you the choice of how much solution to use each time.

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