The selection of products available for dry eye through the HSE has been limited up until recently.


Now Hylo-Tear and Hylo-Forte are allowed on the GMS and can be prescribed by your doctor if you have a valid medical card. If yo do not have a medical card we can supply you with any of the three from the Hylo- range.

This is a welcome boast for dry eye treatment as these are 2 excellent products that benefit both mild to moderate dry eye and moderate to severe dry eye.
The delivery system of these drops is unique in that they are preservative free but last 6 months.

An innovative filtering system prevents the drops from spoiling. Typically an eye drop solution, is only valid for a month as the preservative dissipates. This delivery system guarentees sterility of the drops for 6 months and is preservative free. The third Hylo-care product is over the counter and not available on prescription.

This has a more specific use and aim at corneal regeneration for patients who have suffered a trauma injury to their eyes. See more dry eye products HERE

Just to detail some of the other products in the image above. The VitA-Pos is a thick gel used as a night time lubricant, with Vitamin A incorporated into the formulation as the name suggests. Typically the thicker gels are advised for night time use as they can blur the vision slightly upon insertion to the eyes.

Oral omega 3 supplements are gaining great momentum and the long term benefits are undisputed at this stage. Incorporating the benefits of omega 3, in the more beneficial form with EPA and DHA have proven anti-inflammatory benefits. These were only available previously directly from the manufacturers but now can be bought within pharmacies.

Lid hygiene is recommended for those suffering from blepharitis,  a scale that coats the lids and leads frequently to the formation of cysts and styes. Removing the scale dramatically lowers the risk of lid disease and generally improves dry eye symptoms.

Take our Dry Eye Survey to know if how your symptoms would be classified. This is an industry standard survey based on your experiences during the past week. Click here to complete the 12 easy questions.

We offer Dry Eye assessments within pharmacies and will be in Cork city during September if you would like to avail of these complimentary assessments. Contact us on 021 4826771 or email info@opticalrooms.com