Five members of staff from Specsavers in Burton-on-Trent have recently qualified as Dry Eye Champions after completing a training course. 

Trainee dispensing opticians, James Gumb and Natalie Perriment, clinical assistants, June Lee and Pauline Hussey, and optical assistant, Nat Shean, can now advise customers on a variety of dry eye conditions and suitable treatments, including eye drops, gels or ointments. 

Advice for dry eye conditions

‘We’re delighted to announce that so many of our team have successfully completed the Dry Eye Champion course – a big well done to them all,’ comments store director, Linda Joyce.

‘Dry eyes are a problem for many, so we want people in the local community to know that there are members of staff in store who can give the best advice on how to deal with the condition.’

Dry eye occurs when the eyes don’t make enough tears or tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms usually affect both eyes and often include a feeling of dryness, grittiness or soreness, red eyes or temporarily blurred vision. 

Linda added: ‘There are several causes for dry eye, such as a hot or windy environment, wearing contact lenses or certain underlying medical conditions.

If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to visit us in store for help and advice.’ 

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