Dry eye is a disease

Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface. 1

Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases, and yet it is the most common reason why patients go see their eye care professional.

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Estimated 55 million Americans with dry eye disease

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Dry Eye Checklist

Put a check mark next to the symptoms you have experienced.

Blurry vision

Redness

Burning

Itching

Light sensitivity

Excessive tearing / watery eyes

Tired eyes / eye fatigue

Stringy mucous in or around the eyes

Foreign body sensation

Contact lens discomfort

Scratchy, feeling of sand or grit in eye

YOU MAY HAVE DRY EYE

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor
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Osmolarity

In fact, dry eye disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears. That’s why it’s essential you get your tears analyzed by your eye doctor. Only an eye doctor can properly diagnose your problem and treat it appropriately.

Your eye doctor will take a sample of tears from each eye and use the TearLab device to measure osmolarity (the saltiness of your tears). As osmolarity in your tears increase ocular surface cells become damaged. Your doctor will need an amount of tear fluid no larger than the period at the end of this sentence.

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Track your osmolarity?

Download a tracker card and be sure to record your progress with each visit.

The process

TearLab aids in accurate and early detection of Dry Eye Disease

Symptoms
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Questionnaire
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TearLab Testing
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What's My Osmolarity?
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Diagnosis
Treatment

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Symptoms

Many people mistake the dry eye symptoms for allergies, climatic conditions or just “eyestrain”. While all of these may aggravate dry eye symptoms, they are not the cause.

Symptoms may include:

Blurred Vision

Stinging

Difficulty Wearing Contact Lenses

Burning

Tired Eyes

Scratchy Sensation

Tearing

Sensitivity to Light

Causes of Dry Eye

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Find a Doctor

To locate a doctor that uses a TearLab Osmolarity system, please search around your location, enter a city or ZIP/Postal code, or enter a doctor’s name or clinic.

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