Eyes constantly tearing?
Do you have a stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes? You may have a condition called dry eye.
Marilize Le Roux is the dry eye expert at De Jongh Optometry and will prescribe the best treatment plan suitable to your needs.
Symptoms can include dryness, grittiness, burning sensation or stinging and this can result in ocular surface damage.
Watery eyes can also be a sign of dry eyes. Occasionally your eyes may be so irritated by dryness that the glands in the eyelids produce more tears to compensate, causing your eyes to water. Symptoms may persist because of poor quality tears.
Dry eye is one of the most common of all eye conditions. Normally, your eyes are kept moist by the tears that bathe the surface. The action of blinking spreads the tears across the surface of your eyes. Dry eye can occur as a result of not producing enough natural tears or because your tears evaporate too quickly.
Dry eye can also be a symptom of autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome. This is a long-term autoimmune disease, where the body sees its own moisture producing glands as foreign and attacks them – particularly the salivary and lacrimal (tear) glands. This leads to the most common symptom of dry eyes and dry mouth. It can also affect other parts of the body, causing weakness and fatigue.
The disease can be primary – where only the moisture glands are affected – or secondary, where there is other connective tissue disease present, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Sjogren’s can present at any age, however is most common in women over 40.
Other systemic disorders associated with the condition include:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
We stock Ziena frames specially made for our dry eye patients:-
Besides eye drops, moisture chamber glasses such as Ziena are the only non-invasive solutions to dry eye symptoms. Unlike eyewear in the market, Ziena is available in an array of styles in various sizing and fit for a proper functional fit on the face and meets the need for an acceptable looking product for patients to wear in public.
Choose your lens options or have the lenses according to your prescription – clear lenses, transitions (clear to dark when in the sun), or sunglass lenses are just a few options.
To make a great optical polycarbonate lens, you have to start with a strong foundation. Ziena SharpView lenses are tapered and optically de-centered, SharpView lenses eliminate distortion and prevent distracting magnification for advanced visual clarity. SharpView lenses are 100% UVA+UVB protected.
Ziena frames have Wire Core temples, adjustable nosepads and spring hinges to ensure a secure and adjustable fit.
Replaceable moisture eyecups are nearly invisible when worn with unique silicon shields that are easy to remove and replace.
Ziena eyewear is sold only by authorized eye care professionals such as ourselves, and prescriptions are available in all models.
The silicone shield is designed to rest gently on the skin, providing a safe and effective seal that blocks out harsh elements and holds in soothing moisture.
If you suffer from Dry Eye, make an appointment by phoning 012 998 7592/3 or book Online
Slow down the progression of your child’s nearsightedness while they sleep with ortho-K.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea) so you can see clearly the following day after you remove the lenses when you wake up.
To correct refractive errors (primarily nearsightedness, but also astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, ortho-k also is used to correct presbyopia.
To slow the progression of childhood myopia
Ortho-k lenses are also called “corneal reshaping contact lenses” or “overnight contact lenses to correct or control myopia.”
How Long Does The Ortho-K Effect Last?
You should be able to see acceptably well without glasses or contact lenses for a day or two, sometimes longer. For best results, you should wear the ortho-k lenses every night.
Which Vision Problems Can Ortho-K Correct?
Orthokeratology is most frequently used to temporarily correct myopia (nearsightedness).
Ortho-k also can correct lesser degrees of astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia. The type and amount of refractive error that can be effectively managed with orthokeratology differ on a case-by-case basis. Our Special Contact lens expert, Marilize le Roux, will be able to give you more specific guidance after examining your eyes.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Orthokeratology?
Most people with mild to moderate myopia (with or without mild astigmatism) are good candidates for ortho-k.
Because the corneal reshaping effect is temporary, little risk is involved, and you can discontinue wearing the lenses at any time — provided you are willing to start wearing glasses or contacts again when your myopia returns! Kids are especially good candidates for ortho-K. Almost anyone with myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism is a good candidate for ortho-K treatment. However, kids or young adults are especially good candidates because they usually aren’t good candidates for LASIK or refractive surgery. Kids who want or need to be glasses-free — athletes, especially — can get terrific results from wearing ortho-K lenses every night.