Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes Clinic

Normally, a layer of tears (known as the tear film) covers the surface of the eye and the Meibomian glands that run along the lids will secrete oils to slow the evaporation of these tears. If there is a insufficient supply of tears this will cause dry eye disease. Almost 80% of Australians experience dry eye disease and many are unaware.

Our expert optometrists at Spectacle Hub will thoroughly examine the condition of your eyes and propose a dry eye treatment plan with the goal of improving symptoms and eliminating the disease.


We have a large selection of drops, gels, creams, wipes, solutions and heat compresses to assist with Dry Eye Syndrome. We also provide “Blephasteam” treatment, a medical device that is worn & applies steam heat to the eyes’ glands, helping improve dry eye symptoms in over 90% of patients. 

Dry eyes Symptoms

Most of the time, people only notice dry eye symptoms when the condition has already reached a severe level. Some kinds can be relieved by using over the counter drops but in most cases these aren’t enough or the wrong type. By talking about this with your optometrist in your consultation they can determine the best dry eye care plan for you going ahead. 

The following are some of the most common causes of dry eyes:

  • Blinking insufficiently and gazing for long periods of time, especially when using a computer or other electronic equipment.
  • An imbalance of water, mucus, and oil that comprise the tears.
  • Eyelid issues, such as lids that turn too far in (entropion) or out (ectropion) Antihistamines, acne drugs, hormone replacement therapy, and high blood pressure medications amongst many other regular medications.
  • A problem with the tear ducts that interferes with the production and release of tears

Looking to book an eye examination?

We recommend that everyone should have an eye test with an optometrist at least once every 2 years.

Dry eyes solutions

We have a large selection of drops, gels, creams, wipes, solutions and heat compresses to assist with Dry Eye Syndrome. We also provide “Blephasteam” treatment, a medical device that is worn & applies steam heat to the eyes’ glands, helping improve dry eye symptoms in over 90% of patients.

Dry eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is an extremely common eye disorder in Melbourne. DED occurs when there is insufficient moisture on the surface of the eye. This causes a cascade of events that can lead to severe inflammation and damage the ocular surface and its underlying tissues. Dry Eyes affect 50% of all Australians.

Dry eye disease is a common condition that can affect anyone. It may be a minor irritation for some people, but for others, it can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms regularly, then please feel free to contact us today.

Dry Eyes Symptoms

DRY EYE CAUSES