Specialist Dry Eye Clinics now available at Black & Lizars
Why are we holding a Dry Eye
Many people suffer with Dry Eye
symptoms which can vary from mild irritation to constant
discomfort. Dry Eye symptoms can also show as overly watery
These symptoms can affect your life, including work and social
interactions and at its most extreme Dry Eye
can cause lasting damage to the eye's surface. Our Dry Eye
Clinic aims to find you the right individual treatment to improve
NHS Eye Test and Dry Eye
During an NHS Eye Examination we often discuss dry eye
symptoms. We also assess the eyes surface for signs and give
advice on how to deal with these symptoms. Assessing the tear
quality and quantity in detail is beyond the scope of a standard
NHS Eye Test. We use special diagnostic
techniques to measure the tear layer in detail. We also
photograph different aspects of the surface of your eyes. The
Dry Eye Clinic will provide a much more detailed assessment than is
possible in a NHS Eye Test.
What's involved in the Dry Eye
The Clinic will consist of 2 separate appointment types:
This initial appointment is to listen to your symptoms and
assess the eye in detail. During this appointment you will see both
a Dry Eye Assistant and an Optometrist.
- The assistant will detail your symptoms prior to the
examination and will be available to show you how to use dry eye
products following the appointment.
- The optometrist will measure your tear quality and quantity,
and photograph any changes to be monitored.
- You should allow an hour for this appointment.
- Initial appointment - £40
A shorter review appointment may be suggested in the weeks
following your first assessment. This is to check that any
suggested treatment is working, and that symptoms are
Where is the Dry Eye Clinic being
The dry eye clinic will be held in Glasgow at the following 3
Please speak to your optometrist if you are experiencing
issues with dry