A SPECIALIST new clinic has been set up at an optometry practice in Hereford.

BBR Optometry in St Owen Street has launched a Tear Clinic service to help diagnose and manage dry eye disease and blepharitis with tailored treatment plans.

Mayor of Hereford, Sharon Michael, opened the new service on Monday.

Optometrist, Jessica MacIsaac of BBR Optometry, said: “Dry eye disease can affect many of us and leave us shedding tears for all the wrong reasons.

“It’s caused by concentration and not blinking as often as we should, which causes dry spots to form on the surface of our eyes.

"Symptoms include irritation, redness and watery eyes. appointment, where we can assess your symptoms and advise you on the best treatment plan and avoid potential future problems."