Suffering from Dry Eyes? Try Lacritec Tablets

If you’re suffering with dry scratchy eyes, excessive watery eyes, stinging eyes, or red & itchy eyes, it’s most probably dry eye syndrome. The causes include normal ageing of tear glands, extended use of contact lenses, computer use, air conditioning, hormonal changes and some prescription medications. 

Our patients are giving us fantastic feedback about Lacritec tablets which feature a blend of omega fatty acids to help improve and increase tear film production. One female patient who’s suffered dry eye syndrome for over 5 years had a noticeable improvement after only 1 week. Another male patient who had suffered from excessive watering of eyes (a common sign of dry eye paradoxically) and who was unable to play golf well as a result started Lacritec and called in to our practice to declare “I’m cured!” his result was so significant. He has to continue with Lacritec to maintain his better tear quality but he is over the moon with the improvement & his golf is reflecting this! 

Call in to discuss how Lacritec can benefit your dry eyes – we always have Lacritec tablets in stock.



Check Out Our New and Exclusive Marc Jacobs Eyewear!

The Marc Jacobs eyewear collection is luxurious, sophisticated and exclusive to Paul McCarthy Optometrist as part of the ProVision independent optometry network. Melding classic European and retro styling, Marc Jacobs eyewear and ‘baby brother’ Marc by Marc Jacobs cater to women seeking high quality, luxury eyewear which has true designer identity. Suitable for all prescription types including multifocal lenses – call in, try on and make your Marc!

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New Study – The Danger of Cigarette Smoking to Eye Health

For years I have strongly encouraged my patients to give up smoking for the sake of their eye health and general health. Cigarette smoking increases your risk of developing eye diseases including age related macular degeneration (AMD). Our comprehensive eye health screening tests at Paul McCarthy Optometrist enable us to assess and monitor your eye health. AMD causes irreversible and potentially catastrophic vision loss and the risk factors are your age, a family history of AMD and whether or not you are a smoker. The retina is the powerhouse of your eye, processing all visual images and the macula is the powerhouse of your retina – you are reading this blog using your macula.

A recent study by Dr Simon Chen found that smoking just one cigarette significantly reduces the choroidal blood flow to your retina for over 3 hours. Just one cigarette! Dr Chen states “if you were to smoke only 8 cigarettes per day, your choroidal blood could be impaired for the whole 24 hours. That’s a pretty scary thought”. A very scary thought and a compelling reason to check your eye health and ditch the cigarettes.