What is EyeSense for Dry Eye?
EyeSense for Dry Eye is a monthly payment plan that covers the costs of your dry eye appointments. It is more cost effective than paying for each dry eye appointment as you go and enables you to spread the cost of your treatment over a year.
Your specialist optometrist at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists will create a bespoke plan to treat the causes of your dry eye, with regular reviews. We call this EyeSense and it is unique to Lynne Fernandes Optometrists. If you have any concerns about your eyes, you can ring for advice or attend for an additional urgent or emergency appointment. This is all included in your EyeSense plan.
What causes Dry Eye?
The surface of your eye is covered by a thin layer of tears, called the tear film which protects, nourishes, and lubricates the eye.
Your tears are protected by a thin oil layer to help reduce evaporation and prevent tears from running down your face
Tears are produced by several systems, and if any part of these systems break down, it can result in a reduced quality or quantity of tears.
Symptoms of dry eye include dry, sore, red, irritable eyes, blurry vision, burning, sticky, itchy or even watery eyes.
How do we treat Dry Eye?
In the dry eye assessment, the specialist optometrist will ask you questions about your symptoms and signs designed to focus on the cause of your symptoms. These may be about diet, lifestyle, when the symptoms started, when they occur, etc
Your condition will be diagnosed by examining the front surface of your eyes and eyelids in fine detail, often using a special dye. They will explain what they can do and what you can do to manage your eye condition and may even start to treat straight away.
They will then provide you with a summary of your condition, advise of an appointment frequency, and recommend things you can do yourself at home.
They will pass you to our ocular hygienist who will be your contact person at the practice. They will recommend an appropriate EyeSense scheme and how it relates to clinic time.