Mr Andrew D PriceAndrew D. Price

ADP EyeCare
 

Contact: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

 

Mrs Vanessa Uden Vanessa Uden

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician

Contact: vanessa@strictlylocum.co.uk

Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs 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. 

15/02/2021: How the Human Eye Works added to site under 'Also Interesting'

23/01/2021: Ortho-K article and video on being spectacle and contact lens free during the day published here

19/01/2021: Vanessa Uden is now welcoming referrals and self-referrals to her shortly commencing contact lens clinics in West Byfleet, Camberley and Godalming. See her 'Portfolio' under the 'ADP-EyeCare' sub-menu amd her optional 'CL Referral Form' under 'Contact Lens Clinic'

12/01/2021: Further questions added to both Contact Lens and Dry Eye FAQs. Find under Dry Eye and Contact Lens Clinic menu headings. 

21/12/2020: Beth Ralph, Vanessa Uden and Andrew Price wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas and a happy New Year! ADP EyeCare is available for non-urgent patient communication by email, phone or Webcam every day of the year (phone or webcam by prior arrangement). If, having looked around this website, you think we can help you in relation to dry eye and/or contact lens wear email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

08/12/2020: Read Hand Hygiene - a Science Behind it!

07/12/2020: The ADP Consultancy/ADP-Eye-Care hope to have trials under way in 2021 looking at an in-practice treatment and/or home therapy for contact lens discomfort and/or dry eye. For further information go to Clinical trials - Can You Help?

01/12/2020: In-practice treatments for dry eye/blepharitis are outlined here.

01/12/2020:  Mrs Vanessa Uden has now her Portfolio and Contact Lens Referral Form published. 

29/08/2020: Dry Eye Clinics commence in Leyland in September.

30/07/2020: The world unique InflammaDry test to detect and measure inflammation in dry eye and contact lens discomfort patients avalable from Beth Ralph and Andrew D Price

 

 

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – help is at hand!

If you are affected by dry or watery eyes a dedicated specialist evaluation in a dedicated clinic is available. Effective treatment plans now offer help to the vast majority of dry/watery eye patients. ADP-EyeCare practitioners are always looking for steps forward in the examinations and care for patients, so not every test, exam, treatment, therapy or product is delivered in the same way by every practitioner at the same time, there is a constant process to evaluate and seek to improve already excellent results.  

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

dry or watery eyes Eye - 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 help is almost certainly available.

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

ME CheckInfluences 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.

Here is a real life example of a a successful treatment for a lid condition, the patient, a contact lens wearer, had found lenses becoming increasing uncomfortable over years, even having to attend an eye hospital while abroad, trying many different dry eye drops or having new lenses prescribed didn't help. Below are images taken before and after specific treatment that not only resolved the lid appearance but solved the contact lens discomfort problems as well.

superior lid and lashes, 16 March 2019 superior lid and lashes, 13 April 2019
superior lid and lashes
16 March 2019
superior lid and lashes,
13 April 2019

 

How can we help?

Please express your interest in a Dry Eye Assessment by email (please see specific regions below), so an appointment can be structered to help you best, include 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, you will be advised of that before making the appointment. a detailed assessment of your dry/watery eye, may include 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
  • Scanning/imaging of your eye and lids
  • At end of the Dry Eye Assessment the findings will be discussed and a treatment plan recommended. You may be offered in-practice treatments and/or instructed you fully on how to obtain the best benefit on use of treatments you can do at home, then a follow-up visit to monitor progress will be arranged.

What do I do next?

If you would like to contact us for non-urgent eye care discussions related to dry eyes or contact lenses you can  by email:

  • Andrew D Price (Leyland, Nantwich, Southport or general enquiries) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Elizabeth Ralph (East Midlands and South Yorkshire) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Vanessa Uden (Surrey, Hants, Berks) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Samuel T Phillips (North-East England) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Personal portfolios can be found here: 

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