Know the signs & symptoms
WHAT IS DRY EYES
Dry Eye is a condition where the surface of the eye becomes inflamed and sore due to a poor relationship between the tear film and the eyelids. This might be because your eyes are not producing enough tears, or that the chemistry of the tear film is out of balance. The most common cause is chronic inflammation of the eyelids.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of Dry Eye can range from mild to severe,
but may include:
• Gritty, sore eyes
• Tired eyes
• Eyes that appear slightly red most of the time
• Watery eyes
• Being ‘aware’ of your eyes throughout the day
• Blurry vision that comes and goes as you blink
• Irritated eyes
• Feeling like there is something in your eyes (foreign body sensation)
• Eyes that are easily bothered by smoke, wind, air conditioning
• Eyes that struggle to wear contact lenses
HOW COMMON IS DRY EYES
1 in 5 adults suffer from Dry Eye symptoms every day and many more will have episodes when they are in certain environments, like air conditioned offices or doing specific activities, such as using a computer for prolonged periods.
WHAT CAUSES DRY EYES
Dry Eyes are more common among women and in older people, but there are many other factors that can increase your likelihood of having signs and symptoms:
• Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
• Computer use (you blink less frequently)
• Contact lens wear
• Laser eye surgery
• Using eye drops that contain preservatives
for other conditions such as glaucoma
• Hormonal changes
• Being dehydrated
• Pollution or dry environments
• Some medications which might be used for high
blood pressure, hay fever, contraception, and
CAUTION: do not alter or adjust your prescribed medicines without instructions from your doctor. Your doctor or
optometrist can advise you about any possible links
between the medication you take and dryness symptoms.
HOW IS DRY EYE MANAGED?
Dry Eye is a chronic condition that needs to be managed regularly, rather than ‘cured’. Just like a chronic skin condition, such as eczema, you need to manage it daily to avoid flare-ups of symptoms.
Making sure the eyelids are healthy and using the correct lubricant eye drops (also called artificial tears) is key. Your optometrist or pharmacist can recommend a daily regime for you to follow that will reduce symptoms and make your eyes comfortable again.
It is also important to eat a balanced diet that
includes Omega – 3 fatty acids (beneficial for the oil-producing glands in the eyelids), and to make sure you stay hydrated all day.
Thealoz® Duo is ideal for the daily management of Dry Eye. These preservative-free Dry Eye drops can be used as often as required, and are suitable for use with contact lenses.
PROTECT AND HYDRATE WITH THEALOZ DUO
Thealoz® Duo Dry Eye drops are suitable for all Dry Eye sufferers looking for the latest drop, as they combine both long-lasting relief and protection for the surface of the eye.
• Clinically proven to increase the thickness of the tear film which relieves symptoms of Dry Eye1
• 0.15% Hyaluronic acid – this acts as a tear lubricant, provides long-lasting relief and soothes your symptoms
• 3% Trehalose is added to provide protection for the surface of the eye
• Suitable for all Dry Eye sufferers, including contact lens wearers
• Unique bottle design means it is preservative-free
• The 10ml bottle has 300 drops and can be used for up to 3 months after opening
• Also available in a 30-unit dose pack for more occasional use or for travelling
PROTECT AND HYDRATE WITH THEALOZ DUO
• All Dry Eye sufferers
• A premium alternative — People who have tried other eye drops, but not found satisfaction or comfort
• All Symptoms – From mild-to-severe
• Contact lens wearers – for improved comfort