Dry Eye Assessment & Treatment Clinic
Dry eye disease (DED) is an extremely common eye condition; in today's world it is occuring increasingly more frequently. Collins Street Optometrists in Melbourne have invested heavily in our dry eye clinic, we have advanced equipment, training and education to ensure that if you suffer from this condition you are properly assessed and treated.
Dry eye disease occurs when insufficient tears are produced and/or if they are of poor consistency and quality, this in turn can trigger inflammation of the front ocular surface. Left untreated it can ultimately result in pain, corneal ulcers and scarring, and loss of vision.
Like many diseases, dry eye disease can develop slowly over a long period of time but is best treated early before symptoms become significant. Maintaining good eyelid health and function to avoid dry eye disease is like attending to dental hygiene for healthy teeth and gums.
Depending on your circumstances, the starting point for investigating your dry eye issues is often to undergo a standard initial consultation, after which you may be booked in for a subsequent comprehensive dry assessment on another day. Sometimes we may try to address your dry eye issues first before reviewing your general eye health at a later date.
There is considerable variety in the causes and ways that dry eye presents, so the investigative pathway is not always the same. Identifying the type and cause of your dry eye can be a journey, and some journeys are longer than others. The same is true for management.
The diagnosis and management of dry eye disease is complex, and requires dedicated equipment and clear protocols for assessment and management. The good news is we are now seeing rapid advancement in diagnostic and management options in our dry eye clinic here in Melbourne.
At Collins Street Optometrists we follow the evidence-based protocols agreed on by the International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS); these reflect the latest research on the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease.
The establishment of our dedicated dry eye clinic is particularly timely given the relatively limited scope of dry eye services currently available in Melbourne. If you are among the many who suffer from irritable and debilitating symptoms of dry eye disease, the dry clinic was created to help people just like you.
We provide one-on-one consultations with optometrists who are genuinely interested and expert in dry eye. You will also benefit from our advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options that are the equal of any dry eye clinic in Australia.
Understanding the Tear Film and Dry Eye
Find out about what the Tear Film does and the different types of Dry Eye diseases.
Learn about the technologically advanced way that Collins Street Optometrists diagnose and assess Dry Eyes
Learn about the different dry eye treatments that Collins Street Optometrists provides.