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Exciting News: Our New Dry Eye Clinic Is Coming Soon!

At Clare & Illingworth, we are always striving to enhance the services we offer to our valued patients. Today, we are thrilled to share some exciting news: we are launching a dedicated Dry Eye Clinic! This specialised clinic will provide expert help, advice, support, and effective treatments for those suffering from the often frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye.

Understanding Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can happen for several reasons, including decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation. The result is often a feeling of dryness, discomfort, and sometimes even pain. Here are some of the most common symptoms of dry eye:

  • Stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation: Your eyes may feel as though they are on fire or you might have a sensation that there’s something gritty or sandy in your eyes.
  • Sensitivity to light: Bright lights may become uncomfortable, making it difficult to spend time outdoors or in brightly lit spaces.
  • Redness: Your eyes may appear red or bloodshot.
  • A feeling of having something in your eyes: This can be a particularly bothersome symptom, often described as feeling like there’s a piece of dust or an eyelash trapped in your eye.
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses: Contact lens wearers may find their lenses increasingly uncomfortable.
  • Difficulty with nighttime driving: Dry eyes can make it hard to see clearly at night, making driving more challenging.
  • Watery eyes: Paradoxically, dry eye can cause your eyes to water excessively as your body attempts to compensate for the dryness.

What Causes Dry Eye?

Several factors can contribute to dry eye, including:

  • Age: As we get older, tear production tends to decrease.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as antihistamines and antidepressants, can reduce tear production.
  • Medical conditions: Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid problems can contribute to dry eye.
  • Environmental factors: Exposure to smoke, wind, and dry climates can increase tear evaporation.
  • Screen time: Prolonged use of computers, tablets, and smartphones can reduce blinking, which is essential for spreading tears evenly across the surface of the eye.

Our Dry Eye Clinic: A New Chapter of Care

Our upcoming Dry Eye Clinic is designed to address these issues head-on. We understand how dry eye can impact your daily life, and we are here to help. Our clinic will offer a range of services including:

  • Comprehensive assessments: We will conduct thorough evaluations to determine the underlying causes of your dry eye.
  • Personalised treatment plans: Based on your assessment, we will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • Advanced therapies: From artificial tears and prescription medications to cutting-edge procedures, we will provide the latest treatments to relieve your symptoms.
  • Ongoing support and advice: Our team will be available to offer continuous support and practical advice to help you manage your condition effectively.

Stay tuned for more information on the launch date and how you can book an appointment with our Dry Eye Clinic.

We are excited to bring this new service to our community and look forward to helping you achieve healthier, more comfortable eyes.

At Clare & Illingworth, your vision and eye health are our top priorities. Keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for more updates. Relief for your dry eye symptoms is on the horizon….

More Information Coming Soon…

Thank you for being a part of the Clare & Illingworth family. We can’t wait to serve you better with our new Dry Eye Clinic. If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your comfort and eye health are our mission. Email me directly on for more info. 

Stay tuned for more details!


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