Dry Eyes Assessments in Melbourne

Dry Eyes Assessments in Melbourne

Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which there is a chronic and persistent issue with tear production. This lack of moisture on the eye’s surface leads to discomfort, itchiness, and redness. Where occasional dry eyes are short-lived and manageable with self-care measures, dry eye syndrome necessitates a dry eye diagnostic test.

What are Dry Eyes?

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Dry eyes, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a condition characterised by insufficient tear film quantity or quality. It may be caused by decreased tear production (aqueous deficiency), excessive tear evaporation (evaporative dry eye), or a combination of both. Symptoms include ocular dryness, burning, foreign body sensation, redness, and blurred vision.

At The Eye Lab, we provide comprehensive dry eye assessments. With advanced diagnostic tools and a team of skilled optometrists, we assess tear production and tailor personalised treatments for those suffering from dry eyes, aiming to alleviate discomfort and enhance overall eye health.

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Why Is It Important to Treat Your Dry Eyes?

Treating dry eyes is crucial to prevent complications and improve overall eye health and comfort. Untreated dry eyes can lead to corneal damage, increased risk of eye infections, and reduced quality of life. Chronic dryness may also cause inflammation, corneal abrasions, and vision disturbances. By addressing your symptoms, you can alleviate discomfort, protect the delicate surface of your eyes, maintain clear vision, and enhance your overall well-being.

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Why Choose The Eye Lab for Dry Eye Testing

When you choose The Eye Lab for dry eye testing, you’ll benefit from our commitment to delivering precise evaluations and effective management strategies for dry eyes, ensuring optimal eye comfort and care.

With cutting-edge diagnostic tools and a team of skilled professionals, we provide thorough assessments of tear production, tear film quality, and ocular surface health. This enables accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.

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Book a Dry Eyes Assessment at the Eye Lab

You can book an eye test for dry eyes today, explore our range of services, or call us on 0400 532 164 and speak directly with one of our knowledgeable team members.


How do we test for dry eyes?

To test for dry eyes and guide the development of a treatment plan, we use a range of techniques to assess tear production, tear quality, and the overall health of the ocular surface. These may include evaluating tear volume with Schirmer’s test, measuring tear film stability using tear breakup time (TBUT), assessing the quality of tears and ocular surface with NaFl and lissamine green dyes, and analysing the function of the meibomian glands.

How much does a dry eye test cost?

The cost of a dry eye test can vary depending on the individual’s unique circumstances. However, the average cost of a comprehensive dry eye assessment is $100 but is partially covered by Medicare.

How do you treat dry eyes?

Treatment for dry eyes depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. However, common treatment options include the use of artificial tears or lubricating eye drops, prescription medications such as anti-inflammatory eye drops, warm compresses and eyelid hygiene, and lifestyle modifications. Severe cases may require medical interventions such as punctal plugs, intense pulsed light therapy, or meibomian gland expression.

Where to Find Us

You can find The Eye Lab in the vibrant hub of Newport, surrounded by local shops and cafes. Our practice is easily accessible by car and public transport, with parking available on-site and nearby.