People who suffer from Photophobia, sensitivity to light can get relief if they use the right frame and lenses.
Dry Eye News
Sjögren’s Syndrome relief with dry eyeglasses
One of the most common types of Dry Eye conditions we see in our showroom is Sjögren’s Syndrome. Sjögren’s Syndrome affects the immune system and one of the conditions is dryness of the Eyes, Mouth and Skin. Whilst we can’t offer a cure, we can hopefully offer relief in the form of Moisture Chamber Glasses. At UK Eyewear we have been providing daytime relief from this condition for over 14 years. The glasses we offer are designed to restore as normal a life as possible, trips to the shops, gardening return to work by sealing your eyes from Air conditioning systems or blowing warm air. We have a wide range of frame in both prescription and none prescription in a range of sizes and colours for both men and women. If you need further help or advice, don’t hesitate to call.
See our range of dry eyeglasses HERE
Do you suffer from Blepharitis?
At UK Eyewear we have a range of glasses that give day time relief to a number of medical conditions. One of them being Blepharitis or MGD (Meibomian Gland Deficiency). There are a number of very unpleasant symptoms that come with Blepharitis. One condition is your eyes become very sensitive to light (photophobia), they often become very dry and get easily irritated by warm and cold air. Dry Eye Glasses look like a normal pair of glasses but work like a pair of goggles. You have 2 separate moisture chambers that keep out cold or warm air that causes irritation. We sell Dry Eye Glasses in a range of sizes for both men and women. We can also fit prescription lenses if required as Blepharitis will also make the wearing of contact lenses very uncomfortable.
See our range of Dry Eye Glasses HERE
At UK eyewear we offer a number of eyewear products to help to give relief to sufferers of dry eyes (DES). Our eyewear is available in prescription and none prescription form.
So what is Dry Eye?
If you have sandy, gritty irritated eyes or burning eyes and these symptoms get worse as the day goes on, you’re probably one of the millions of people with a problem called “dry eye”. Dry eye’s prevalence increases with age, so that it is extremely common in older people of both sexes. The condition affects two-to-three times more women than men. Millions of people have moderate or severe symptoms of the disease and scientists estimate that 20 times as many have mild cases of dry eye. Now, after years of research, the good news is that we finally understand dry eye and there is something you can do about it.
Dry eye (also called dry eye syndrome) is a very common condition. Dry eye occurs when people don’t have either enough tears, or the correct composition of tears, on the surface of their eyes to lubricate the eye and keep them comfortable.
The outer, oily, lipid layer of the tear film is produced by the meibomianglands in the eyelids and reduces evaporation of the tears. The thick, middle, watery (aqueous) layer is made by the lacrimal gland above the upper eye lid and washes away irritants.
The inner, mucus layer is secreted by the goblet cells in the conjunctiva of the eye lids and helps the tear film stick to the cornea.
All three components of the tear film are important and necessary for the eye to maintain a normal healthy environment. The balance of the tear film components can change in certain situations. If this occurs, environmental factors may become more important as causes of uncomfortable, dry feeling eyes.
Why is the eye covered by tears?
It’s because the delicate living tissue on the surface of your eye has no blood supply – it has a tear supply instead. So rather than getting important things like oxygen and electrolytes from the blood, your eye surface gets them from the watery layer of your tears. In dry eye the tear film on the eye surface loses water because of either decreased tear production or increased evaporation. And as evaporation continues throughout the day, your eyes feel drier and drier.
The Symptoms of Dry Eyes
In the same way that there are many factors that can lead to dry feeling eyes, every sufferer may experience different symptoms of differing severity. The common symptoms are:
Feeling of dryness
Itchiness or scratchiness
Burning or stinging
Foreign body sensation
Grittiness Tired eyes
Increased light sensitivity
There are many different factors that can contribute to dry feeling eyes:
Dry environment – central heating or air conditioning can increase the evaporation of tears and windy weather can exacerbate the feeling of tired, irritating eyes.
Wearing contact lenses or doing anything that reduces blinking may make your eyes more uncomfortable, such as watching TV or using a computer-screen.
Ageing – dry feeling eyes are more prevalent in people aged 45+ due to reduced tear production.
Hormonal changes – women in particular can become more susceptible to dry feeling eyes when they approach the menopause.
Medication – certain prescription and over the counter medicines can lead to a reduction in wetting of the eye surface, particularly hormone treatments like the contraceptive pill and HRT.
Poor diet – supplementing your diet with vitamins, minerals and essential oils have been shown to help with dry feeling eyes.
Post Op – Patience having under gone eye, facial, ear, or brain operations can suffer varying degrees of temporary paralysis of the face including reduced ability to blink.