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How can you relieve dry eyes?


Do your eyes feel gritty and sore? In a recently published article in Medibank’s Live Better magazine, Associate Professor Colin Chan explains how to relieve the common, irritating condition known as dry eye.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Imagine there’s a bit of grit in your eye, but you can’t get it out no matter how hard you try. Your eyes become red and itchy and sensitive to bright lights. You start to have difficulty reading and watching TV. You wake up at night in pain and wonder if you’re going crazy.

This is what it can be like to have dry eye, a potentially debilitating condition that affects about one-third of Australian adults and half of those aged over 50. Many people may not realise that what they’re experiencing isn’t normal.

Read the full article here.


Associate Professor Chan is a refractive, cataract and corneal eye surgeon with more than 16 years of experience. He is an internationally recognised expert in vision correction procedures and corneal conditions such as keratoconus, pterygium and dry eye.

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