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We help to maintain vision through regular VisionSafe Eye Checks


Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year? A VisionSafe Eye Check can help determine what’s behind your sore, gritty eye


Sore, gritty eye

Sore, gritty eye is a complaint for which there may be a variety of causes including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, dry eye and other conditions.

What causes a sore, gritty eye?

Sore, gritty eye is a symptom of an ocular surface disease including:

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Solutions to sore, gritty eyes will depend on the cause and your consultant will recommend the best course of action.


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How do you know you have a sore, gritty eye?

If your eyes feel dry, gritty or sore and this is getting worse throughout the day, there might be cause for concern. If you have burning and red eyes or temporarily blurred vision, which usually improves when you blink, you may want to book a consultation with us. Your eyes feeling sticky or itchy is also abnormal.

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Book a consultation for sore, gritty eye in St Albans

If you experience sore, gritty eyes, then you should book an eye consultation with us that includes:

  • Clinical history
  • Vision measurements (sometimes dilated and with additional tests if your vision is blurred)

Solutions to sore, gritty eyes will depend on the cause and your consultant will recommend the best course of action.

Contact us to book your consultation in St Albans.

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Why did I start up Eyesight Hertfordshire?

July 4th, 2018|

Lydia Chang started Eyesight Hertfordshire because she wanted to provide excellent service in the private healthcare service. This led her to start Eyesight Hertfordshire with her colleague, Praveen Patel.

About Lydia Chang

August 22nd, 2017|

This post is about Lydia Chang, an eye doctor in St Albans specialising in glaucoma. Read about her training & experience that led her to become a glaucoma specialist.


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