Dry eye: Paths to comfort

Optician presents some of the most effective devices available to diagnose and treat dry eyes

Idra from Essilor

The Idra from Essilor (pictured above) is said to allow eye care professionals to accurately capture tear film instability data, and then provide clearly presented metrics that are simple for the patient to understand. It also has an accompanying smartphone app, which allows patients to monitor their dry eye symptoms at home.

The device performs a full assessment of the ocular surface via a series of quick tear film tests, including the quality of tears and analysis of the meibomian glands, to classify the type of dry eye disease.

Paul Cumber, instruments director at EssilorLuxottica, says: ‘Dry eye is most certainly a growing area of opportunity for opticians and setting up a dry eye service will help differentiate and future-proof practices as well as helping patients to manage the condition.

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