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Alcon pushes dry eye advice

A study showed the need for increased education around dry eye disease

A study by Alcon has revealed the need for increased education around dry eye disease and relationships with optometrists in Australia.

Only a quarter of Australians were aware that symptoms such as dry, blurry and tired eyes were signs of dry eye, and as little as 11% would consult an optometrist and 3% a pharmacist in response to suffering from these issues. Meanwhile, 21% haven’t sought help at all.

Rich Oliver, country franchise head of Vision Care at Alcon Australia and New Zealand, said: ‘There is still a lot of education and awareness driving needed to help find Australians relief, but with this study, we are aiming to raise awareness of the symptoms and causes of dry eye to help Australians feel more confident when speaking with their optometrists.’

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