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The Initial Consultation

Whichever lens you are interested in, we would carry out a consultation which will take at least 30-45 minutes where we will assess the health and condition of everything from the tips of the lashes to the iris,  looking at the quality and quantity of the tear film (the main support for the contact lens), the shape and condition of the lids and the size and health of the cornea. To do this we use a biomicroscope (slit lamp) with various coloured dyes to help show us the general well being of the front of the eye. We would then measure the shape of the eye using a Corneal Topographer, which is so accurate we can design lenses from this data. All this information is then used along with our talk with you about what you want and expect from lenses, what sort of work you do, the environment at work, your hobbies and general health etc, to help us decide what lenses to recommend for you and to give you trial lenses which, in most cases, will be free of charge.

 
 

Dry Eye Clinic

The tear film has approximately 40 different chemicals all doing their own little job and the balance of these chemicals is very important, even using the wrong type of make up remover can influence the quality of the Pre Corneal Tear Film and cause dryness issues such as itchy sore eyes.

There are 3 main layers in the tear film and the combination and integration of these different layers is fascinating and remarkable but different products can target different parts of the tear film so it can be difficult choosing what's correct for you.

In our Dry Eye Clinic we will analyse your tear film and discuss any deficiencies and recommend either changes in routine, diet, exercises or drops which will lead to more comfortable eyes and vision.

During your initial consultation we will ask you to fill out an FDA approved Dry Eye Questionnaire before we carry out various tests to evaluate the quality and quantity of your Pre Corneal Tear Film. This helps us to analyse the severity of the problem, how often it's occurring and when it most often occurs.

We will take careful note about the problems you're experiencing and when, your type of work and the work environment, along with any treatments that you are currently using. Any medical history and medication is noted.

Spectrum Thea CertificateThe examination will include a Phenol Reed Thread test to tell us about the volume of tears and examining the tear film and the eyes with the Bio-Microscope initially without dye and then with Lissamine Green Dye, which colours up denatured or dry cells and then with Fluorescein which shows up any damaged cell walls. All these processes are completely patient friendly and you will be comfortable throughout.

We will also be looking very carefully at the health of the lids and lashes as this can affect the tear film.

Any problem areas can be photographed by our much envied Digital Image Capture system and shown to you whilst we explain any necessary treatments, this generally helps patients to understand the nature of the problem and any treatments that we suggest.

The initial consultation is £95 and is fully inclusive of any follow up appointments within a 3 month period along with 5% discount on any drops or solutions required.

There are a myriad of comfort drops and artificial tears on the pharmacy shelves and it's very difficult to pick out the one that will work for you and that is where our dry eye clinic fits in, guiding you to the right product for maximum comfort.

 

Blepharitis Treatment

The following is a link to a short video which will show you why we do not suggest or support the use of baby shampoo for blepharitis. If you have been told to do this by your optician, doctor or eye specialist then please have a look at the video, which is made by Teifi James a consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon and inventor of the Eyebag.

Please contact us for our suggestions of products and treatments for blepharitis which will not harm your tear film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Eye Cause & Symptoms

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Dry Eye Factors

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What is Blepharitis

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