As you get older, your body makes fewer, lower-quality tears. You may also have more than you used to. These are called reflex tears. But they don’t stick around long enough to get your eye wet.

Other signs of dry eyes are:

  • Sandy or scratchy feeling
  • Burning or stinging
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Stringy discharge
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Changes in vision

Over-the-counter artificial tears can help, but you should use them only during the day.

PLEASE NOTE: NEVER RUB YOUR EYES – EVER!

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020

info@specdirect.co.za

Note: We are contracted in to all medical aids