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Dry eyes

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travelsafar Wed 03-Jun-20 13:38:23

Recently during the warmer weather i have often noticed my eyes were 'smeary'. At first i thought it was my glasses and was constantlycleaning them. Then i thought is it my cataracts getting worse. So i asked Mr Google and it suggested it could be dry eyes. I have purchased some eye drops over the counter from the shops this morning so fingers crossed they work. anyone else had experience of this issue?? I have bought a good branded make of drops rather than the 99p ones on offer.

Barmeyoldbat Wed 03-Jun-20 14:26:09

Hydro Tears is the one the eye hospital suggested for my dry eyes and I must admit they work really well. You can buy them over the counter or have them on prescription.

vampirequeen Wed 03-Jun-20 19:00:30

I have dry eyes with the same blurred/smudged glasses effect. My eye drops cost about £3.

grandma60 Wed 03-Jun-20 20:18:33

My eye consultant prescribed Hylotear as well. They are preservative free which makes them quite expensive to buy without a prescription so may be worth trying the ones with preservative first.

Poppyred Wed 03-Jun-20 21:15:46

Eye drops are all the same! Have tried the recommended expensive ones and dirt cheap ones from Home Bargains... and absolutely no difference. Please don’t be fooled!

Iam64 Wed 03-Jun-20 21:30:47

I disagree, they aren't all the same.Hydro Tears have no preservatives and don't leave my eyes running and bloodshot as many of the others do. They were recommended by my eye surgeon -he wasn't on commission, but knew the research.

GrannyLaine Wed 03-Jun-20 21:44:39

Certainly sounds like dry eyes. I had the same symptoms & had my eyes checked by the optician, mine were found to be really dry. She recommended Hycosan which is quite viscous and contains no preservatives but is quite expensive (about £10 but lasts at least 3 months)
I agree Iam64, a great deal of difference between types of eye drops

annep1 Wed 03-Jun-20 22:30:22

I have dry eyes and I get mine on prescription recommended by glaucoma clinic. They are £10 plus to buy OTC. There must be a difference or they wouldn't be giving me the expensive one.
My husband uses optrex.

annep1 Wed 03-Jun-20 22:31:04

Mine are HydraMed.

NanKate Wed 03-Jun-20 22:47:23

I have dry eye but mine drip whenever I am outside and it is windy. I am using Murine, heated eye pads and just started Omega 3 capsules which are supposed to help.

The only thing that stops the soreness in the morning is to use Boots Night Restore last thing at night.

It’s a real nuisance.

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JohnRNIB Mon 08-Jun-20 14:44:35

If you'd like to talk to the RNIB Eye Health Information Service, they'll be able to advise on different dry eye treatments. They can be contacted through our Helpline: 0303 123 9999, open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

NanKate Mon 08-Jun-20 15:27:17

Thanks John I will contact the RNIB helpline in case there is anything else I can do to improve matters.

watermeadow Mon 08-Jun-20 19:26:15

I have dry eyes and am also waiting for cataract surgery, so I don’t know how much each contributes to my poor sight. In the evenings, especially, everything is blurred.
I use Hylo eye drops about 5 times daily but can’t get it on prescription so that’s £10 per month. I recently got SpecSavers own brand eye drops and can’t squeeze the damned stuff out without using both hands, then it runs all down my face. It’s worth paying more for the ones which deliver a measured dose.