Envision Optical
Optometrist in QLD and NSW

Is dry eye serious?

Tears are essential to healthy eyes because they moisturise the eye, deliver oxygen, nourish the eyes with essential nutrients, help focus light, prevent infection, protect the eyes from irritants and promote healing. 

Every time we blink, tears glide across the clear, dome-shaped structure covering the eye called the cornea. After we blink, the tear's film thins but continues moisturising the eye. 

Dry eye syndrome occurs when insufficient tears lack the necessary oxygen and nutrients for healthy eyes. Without enough oxygen, the cornea can develop an infection or abnormal blood vessels, obstructing vision.

Dry eyes can be a severe problem because they affect every aspect of a person's daily life. Dry eyes have many symptoms, including burning, itching, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. Untreated dry eye syndrome can even lead to vision loss. If the eyes remain dry, infection, scarring and thinning of the cornea can also occur over time. 

Dry Eye Treatment in Tweed Heads and Burleigh Waters

If you have dry eyes or vision concerns, Andrew Bowden and our team invite you to contact us for guidance and support. We can evaluate your eye health and develop a personalised treatment plan that meets your unique needs and prevents or manages dry eye symptoms.