Have you recently been diagnosed with dry eye disease? Perhaps you haven’t been to the doctor yet but suspect you may have the condition? There are many things you can do to make life a little easier.
Don’t be fooled by thinking eye exams are only for people with have sight issues. Certain groups may need more checks others but even for people with perfect vision, there are a variety of reasons why everyone should be having regular comprehensive eye exams.
Visiting the doctor
If you’ve never visited the eye doctor don’t let anxiety over fear of the unknown hold you back. If you suspect you have dry eye disease there are a few standard (quick, easy and painless) tests which your eye doctor may want to carry out.
Doctors are often overloaded with packed schedules and may only have a limited amount of time for your appointment. Make the most out of your visit to ensure you get the information you need and have a treatment plan in place.
Need tips for living with dry eye?
While the diagnosis may seem daunting at first there are a variety of things you can do which will minimise symptoms and make life a little easier. The most helpful tip may be to pay close attention to when you experience symptoms.
There may be certain environments or scenarios which contribute to symptom develop or exacerbate pre-existing symptoms. Once you identify these you may be able to plan ways to avoid them in your daily routine.