Think you may have dry eyes and are awaiting your first doctor’s appointment?

Your eye doctor will examine your eyes to determine whether or not you have dry eyes. He will likely check your vision as well to ensure no other corrective action is needed. Apart from a physical examination of your eyes and possibly a questionnaire asking you about your symptoms there are some diagnostic tests which may be carried out to assess the quality or quantity of tears.
Based on the results of these tests and what he discovers during the examination he will recommend a treatment plan. Make sure the two of you agree and have a set treatment plan in place before leaving your doctor’s office. Also be sure to ask how often he or she recommends you have an appointment, or if a follow up appointment is necessary.

Common basic diagnostic tests for dry eye

Lissamine green test

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Schirmer’s test

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Tear break up time dry eye test

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