Introduction to Dry Eyes
Dry Eyes has become a common condition for many people due to contact lenses or working in an air conditioned environment. Dry eyes occur as we age and also from the lack of minerals and vitamins. According to some research, roughly around 30% of people will have some sort of dry eyes in their lifetime. Other factors that contribute to dry eyes include air pollution, smoking, long car journeys and the sun. Dry eyes or dry eye syndrome are experienced often by older individuals.
How can Dry Eyes Affect Your Life?
As you can imagine, experiencing dry eyes can prevent you from living a good and easy quality of life by making it difficult to read, watch TV, drive and many other activities that should come natural to us. Dry eyes can also interfere with the general quality of life. So it is essential to find an effective dry eye solution and products that will help to relieve dry eyes or dry eye syndrome.
What Causes Dry Eyes / Dry Eye Syndrome?
The surface of the eye are protected, hydrated and lubricated by a film of tears. There is a very thin layer called the lipid layer. This lipid layer is very oily and is the primary factor that helps your eyes to be hydrated and lubricated. As a result, the film of tear helps you to have clear and normal vision. Dry eye symptoms occur mostly due to a reduction in the quality or quantity of the tear film, which coats the eye. In healthy eyes, the blink occurs before the tear film breaks, which ensures protected and smooth eyes. However, in dry eyes, the tear film breaks up before the blink occur, exposing the ocular surface, and 'dragging' the eyelid over the eye during a blink.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
When one experiences dry eye, some common symptoms include dryness, grittiness, irritation, sore eyes, problems in reading for long periods, sensitivity to light, and generally you will notice some discomfort.
Different Types of Dry Eye
There are 2 main types of dry eye – aqueous tear deficient dry eye (ADDE), and evaporative dry eye (EDE). ADDE is caused by a reduction in tear secretion, or lack of tears. The eyes are kept clean and moist by tears, and when the tears dry up, so do the eyes. ADDE can be classified further if it is found that this type of dry eye disease is due to SjÃƒÂ¶gren's syndrome (a disease which affects the lacrimal glands). EDE on the other hand is caused by excessive water loss from the surface of the eye – the tear glands produce enough tears, but the tears evaporate too quickly.
Dry Eye Solution / Dry Eye Drops
At the moment, there is not permanent cure for the dry eye diseases, so any treatment sought should always be to relive irritation and improve comfort, rather an a cure. We at LifePharmacy Online offer several products to help treat dry eyes. We have dry eye relieve drops and products such as Clinitas, Eye Logic Spray, Viscotears Liquid Eye Gel and Hypromellose Eye Drops, also known as artificial tears.
Our most popular dry eye product at www.lifepharmacy.co.uk is Clinitas with two different types of solution. Clinitas Soothe Eye Drops; a natural preservative free eye has drop has a uniquely high concentration of sodium hyaluronate, which along with its optimised molecular weight ensures prolonged relief from dry eyes; hence provides quick, soothing, effective relief for dry, gritty, irritable eyes. Clinitas Hydrate is a high performance liquid gel drop that rapidly spreads across the cornea to reduce friction and provide lubrication. The Clinitas range is the best seller at LifePharmacy Online.
If you want spray form, then we at www.lifepharmacy.co.uk have the Eye Logic Spray 10ml which stabilises the lipid layer of the dry eye improving lubrication of the eyes and eyelids. It also improves comfort for wearers of contact lenses. With its spray application, you don't need drops, gel or cream.
Viscotears or Carbomer Gel for dry eye is a gel form that helps by condition the dry eye including keratoconjuctivitis sicca and also for unstable tear film.
And finally, we have Hypromellose Eye Drops, our low cost and affordable dry eye product at www.lifepharmacy.co.uk that helps lubricate the surface of the eye including artificial tears in the same way as natural tears, which can therefore be used to relieve the dryness and pain associated with reduced or abnormal tear production.
Where and How to Buy?
All of the products mentioned in this article are available to buy online at www.lifepharmacy.co.uk under the 'Ear and Eye Care' in the 'Pharmacy' tap or you can use the links provided below. You can also call us on 0207 511 8292 if you need to purchase any of the dry eye products or if you have any questions regarding dry eyes.