- Conjunctivitis (within the last month) – is an eye condition caused by infection or allergies. It usually gets better in a couple of weeks without treatment. Check if you have conjunctivitis (Conjunctivitis is also known as red or pink eye). It usually affects both eyes and usually makes them: bloodshot, burn or feel gritty, produce pus that sticks to lashes, itch, water
- Diabetic Retinopathy – is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated.
- Dry Eye syndrome (medically confirmed and on going) – Dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This leads to the eyes drying out and becoming red, swollen and irritated. Dry eye syndrome is also known as kerato-conjunctivitis sicca, or simply “dry eyes”.
- Glaucoma – is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it isn’t diagnosed and treated early. It can affect people of all ages but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.
- Trichotillomania – also known as trich, is when someone can’t resist the urge to pull out their hair. They may pull out the hair on their head or in other places, such as their eyebrows or eyelashes.
- Cataracts – are when the lens, a small transparent disc inside your eye, develops cloudy patches. Over time these patches usually become bigger causing blurry, misty vision and eventually blindness. When we’re young, our lenses are usually like clear glass, allowing us to see through them. As we get older, they start to become frosted, like bathroom glass, and begin to limit our vision.
- Blepharitis – is a common condition where the edges of the eyelids (eyelid margins) become red and swollen (inflamed). Blepharitis can develop at any age, and symptoms can include: itchy, sore and red eyelids that stick together, crusty or greasy eyelashes, a burning gritty sensation in your eyes, increased sensitivity to light (photophobia), swollen eyelid margins, finding contact lens uncomfortable to wear, abnormal eyelash growth or loss of eyelashes in severe cases. In most cases both eyes are affected, but one eye can be more affected than the other. The symptoms tend to be worse in the morning.
If you have any concerns about the conditions above or you may think you have any of the conditions above please contact your Local GP, NHS Walk Centre.(information on medical conditions supplied by NHS UK please check the website for more details) The deposit is non refundable and doesn’t count towards the cost of a treatment.