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Dr Hilary waves goodbye to dry eye

Much loved television Doctor, Hilary Jones, recently visited Optical Express to receive treatment for his dry eyes.

After 30 years of gracing our television screens and offering advice on medical issues on shows such as GMTV, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and This Morning. It was Dr. Hilary’s turn to be the patient when he visited the Optical Express clinic in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue.

Dr. Hilary has suffered from dry eyes for over 20 years and attributes working in London and the resulting levels of pollution and dirt for exacerbating his condition. 9 out of 10 symptoms of dry eye are caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). The Meibomian glands are responsible for secreting oil onto the surface of the eyes, preventing tears from evaporating too quickly. When these glands are blocked, the eyes tend to dry out.

Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Burning and redness
  • Watery eyes
  • Tiredness
  • A sensation of something in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Uncomfortable contact lenses

Optical Express is one of the few providers to offer LipiFlow, which is a state of the art, revolutionary treatment for dry eyes. It works by placing eyepieces over the patient’s eyes and applying gentle pressure and heat to clear blocked glands, allowing them to function as normal once again.

Dr. Hilary called our LipiFlow dry eye treatment system “efficient, effective and safe,” adding “there’s no pain whatsoever. In fact, it’s a bit like a spa treatment.”

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