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How can you tell if you have chronic dry eyes?

Common signs and symptoms include;

-       Eye discomfort: your eyes burn, sting, feel gritty and sensitive to light

-       Foreign body sensation: feeling like there is something in your eye

-       Eye redness/watering

-       Eye fatigue: your eyes seem to tire easily, especially when reading, using a computer or watching TV.

-       Changeable blurry vision: can be a problem, especially for contact lens wearers, as they can upset the delicate balance of tear production and distribution.

As a quick guide as to whether you suffer from dry eyes try this simple test.

Blink Twice and then slowly count the numbers shown below.

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15

If you can't get to Ten without needing to blink again then you may have Dry Eyes.

-       If you suffer with any of these symptoms we recommend you arrange an appointment for a Dry Eye Assessment – for more details click here.