here are a number of general eye conditions that we can help you with. The eye is a delicate area, and a lot can go wrong. When researching treatment options, be sure to choose an optometrist who has the knowledge and expertise to deal with your condition. Some of the conditions we treat here at Ashfield Eye Clinic are:
The tear film is part of a delicate eco-system in the front of the eye. A healthy tear film coating the ocular surface allows for clear vision and ocular comfort.
This tear fluid contains protein and lipid. The conjunctiva, which is the fine lining over the white part of the eye makes the water, electrolyte and protein component.The glands of the eyelid make up the lipid layer. The eyelids, during blinking, spread the film over the cornea. The cells on the surface of the cornea support the tear film.
There are countless things that can cause dry eyes, including everything from air conditioning, to changes associated with menopause, to side effects of certain medications. In most cases the treatment is simple, the application of products replace the missing fluid. But before that, it’s important that you have your eyes examined to ensure that the dry eyes isn’t a symptom of something more serious.