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Eye Inflammation

Patients experiencing dry eye may have a gritty feeling in their eyes, stinging or burning sensations, or blurry vision. Dry eye can be exasperated by factors such as certain conditions and medications, or behaviours like extended use of computers or screens, caused by a lack of regular blinking. 

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, come and talk to our team: 

  • Stinging or burning eyes 

  • A gritty feeling like sand is stuck in your eye 

  • Excessive tears or discharge 

  • Blurry vision 

  • Feeling excessively tired or headachy at the end of the day 


Our pharmacist can help recommend products to treat and prevent dry eye. You may be eligible for the funded Minor Health Conditions Service if you are: 

  • Of Māori or Pacific ethnicity 

  • A Community Services Card (CSC) holder 

  • A child aged 14 years or younger; or 

  • Part of a family/household with a child under 14 years or younger and you are both experiencing these symptoms. 


Please visit our pharmacy to access this advice and learn more about how we can help. 

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