Dry eye can be bothersome and uncomfortable and affects many people. Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears, the tears evaporate too quickly or there are issues with the meibomian gland. This can result in symptoms such as:
- Irritation and redness
- Itching or burning sensation
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Eye fatigue
Dry eye can be really irritating
It is painful and due to the increased risk of eye infection, like bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis, dry eyes can result in permanent life-changing damage.
Dry eye is an inflammatory condition: the surfaces of the eyes and eyelids swell. It can happen because of bacteria on the eyelids. This bacteria leads to an overgrowth of ocular flora or CFUs which in turn affect the oils in our meibomian glands. Reducing the number of CFUs can lower the production of this bacteria. Not only will this make dry eyes feel better, but it can also lower the risk of infections such as bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis.
Importance of treating Dry Eye
It is very important you find the right treatment to reduce the dry eye symptoms in their early stages to stop them from developing further. However, antibiotic therapeutic regimens are not recommended for long-term use.
So, if you’re looking for a natural and effective solution to soothe and heal dry eyes, and get the bacteria under control then we suggest you try Optimel Manuka eyedrops and gel. Trusted by optometrists and opticians, these bioactive products nourish the eyes and promote natural healing.
Why choose Optimel for Dry Eye relief?
Optimel Manuka eyedrops and gel create a protective barrier to reduce moisture loss from the eyes. They are formulated with Manuka honey which is well-known for its potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The drops and gel are specially designed to provide relief for dry eye symptoms while supporting the natural healing process of the eyes.
For best results, use Optimel Manuka eyedrops and gel as directed by your optometrist.
Optimel Manuka Eyedrops
These eyedrops are suitable for long-term use. The drops provide long-lasting lubrication while being gentle on the eyes. The formulation minimises the risk of adverse reactions.
Optimel Manuka eyedrops are very user-friendly. Their straightforward application makes for hassle-free daily use. They provide on-the-go relief, whether you’re at home, at work, or on your travels.
Optimel Manuka Gel
While we recommend Optimel Manuka Honey Eyedrops for use throughout the day to refresh the eye, Optimel Eye Gel is suitable for more severe cases of dry eyes. It is formulated with a higher concentration of Manuka honey for added efficacy, is preservative free and provides intensive hydration for severe dry eye symptoms. Applied at nighttime before bed, it can also significantly help reduce bacteria in cases of chronic lid disease.
If you are interested in trying these products, then talk to your eye care professionals at John O’Connor Optometrist. Call our Newmarket optometrist on 09 522 1283 or our Henderson branch on 09 836 1731 for more information!