Mrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

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LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

22/01/2020 ADP-EyeCare announce a new dry eye clinic will commence in Stoke-on-Trent in the first week of March 2020, in addition to the current one in North-Wales. To find out more email Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL , COA: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk 

07/01/2020: Contact lens wearers who would like to improve their hours of comfort please see 'Clinical Trials - Can You Help?'

28/12/2019: 'Monovision' where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near, is sometimes an option for cataract/refractive surgery. It is vital you have the opportunity to judge if this is suitable for you before surgery, this can be done easily as part of the Cataract or Refractive Surgery Referral Clinic. The 'target' prescription is then known in advance and is provided to the surgeon.

07/12/2019: Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL joins ADP-EyeCare, providing specialist services in the East Midlands. 

28/10/2019: Do you have Colour Blindnes/Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)? A unique contact lens is available that may help you differentiate colours more easily. Read more. Email: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk   

26/10/2019:  Wear glasses/contact lenses currently and would like to consider reducing or eliminating your need for them by refractive surgery, or you require cataract surgery and thinking of a private procudure? We can offer information and examinations to assess your sutability. Email: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk 

25/10/2019: Existing HES patients can now be offered co-managed contact lens care with the Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board Contact Lens Service. 

22/10/2019: Article on Acanthamoeba keratitis, contact lens wear and the steps ADP-EyeCare is taking to protect patients placed under Contact Lens Clinic. 

21/10/2019: Coming soon! FAQs - you can hep. If you have a question you would like to put on the subject of; contact lenses, contact lens discomfort or dry eyes/blepharaitis please email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk the most popular will placed as FAQs. Read Dry Eye FAQs. Read Contact Lens FAQs.

20/10/2019: Details of clinical trials conducted on multifocal and toric contact lenses and contact lens discomfort placed under Clinical Trials - Can You Help?

18/10/2019: Three new articles added under Contact Lens Clinic heading; 'Joy of Contact Lenses', 'Contact Lens Clinic Brochure' and 'Myopia Management/Control'.

17/10/2019: Two new articles added under Dry/Watery Eye Clinic heading; 'Clinic Brochure' and use of drops.

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – help is at hand!

If you are affected by dry or watery eyes and can travel to North Wales or Stoke-on-Trent I, or my colleague in the East-Midlands, can offer a dedicated specialist evaluation of your dry/watery eyes in a dedicated clinic. Effective treatment plans now offer help to the vast majority of dry/watery eye patients. We like to think we are always looking for steps forward in our examinations and care for our patients, so not every test, exam, treatment, therapy or product is delivered in the same way by every practitioner at the same time, as we evaluate and constantly look to improve our already excellent results.  

Burning, stinging, grittiness, itching, soreness,
tired eyes – these may be Dry Eye symptoms

dry or watery eyesEye - Tear Film

Common symptoms can include:
  • Burning/stinging
  • Grittiness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye redness
  • Variable vision/eye tiredness
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Excessive watery eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms can be varied in nature and degree, they can occur more in some environments and when doing certain tasks, and interestingly many patients don’t relate these symptoms to dryness. Sometimes these symptoms only occur, or are worse in warm, dry, air conditioned environments, in the office or on aircraft. Certain tasks such as reading, using a computer or driving can also exacerbate the problems. If this sounds familiar I can almost certainly help.

What is causing the symptoms?

There is more than one form of dry/watery eye; there may be an insufficiency of quantity of tears, a reduction in the quality of tears or a combination of both. Recent research has shown the quality of tears to be the most common factor.

Factors that influence your tears

dry or watery eyesInfluences can be:

  • Disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and diabetes • Hormonal imbalances
  • Skin conditions
  • Medications
  • Increasing age
  • Eye/lid infection/inflammation

Many patients have tried, without success, to address their dry/watery Eye symptoms for many years. Probably trying some of the many drops, either prescribed or off the shelf. In many cases these have given little or no relief.

How can we help?

Please express your interest in a Dry Eye Assessment by email (please see specific regions below), so we can structure your appointment, telling us of your symptoms and previous eye care both self-treatments and professional. These Dry Eye Clinic appointments are not funded by the NHS so a private fee will be payable, we will advise you of that before making the appointment. we will carry out a detailed assessment of your dry/watery eye, these may some of, if not more than, the following steps:

  • Health and medication history
  • Symptoms/Past dry/watery eye treatments
  • Tear quantity/quality assessments
  • Microscope examination of the front of the eye and lids
  • At end of the Dry Eye Assessment we will discuss the findings and suggest a treatment plan with you. we may offer in-practice treatments and/or will instruct you fully on how to obtain the best benefit on use of treatments you can do at home and arrange a follow-up visit to monitor progress.

What do I do next?

Email Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss further, with a view to arranging an initial appointment in my North-Wales or Stoke-on-Trent clinic or Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the East-Midlands. 

Personal portfolios can be found here: Mr Andrew D Price FBDO(Hons)CL, COA and Mrs Elizabeth Ralph FBDO CL.

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