Are your eyes trying to tell you something?
gritty, like something's in there?
burning or stinging?
red and irritated?
teary and watery?
bothered by contacts?
If you're using artificial tears often, but still experiencing any of these bothersome symptoms, it could be Dry Eye Disease. That's why it's so important to talk to your eye doctor about what's going on with your eyes.
Don't let dry eyes get in the way!
Let your eye doctor know how often your symptoms interfere with the things you love to do. There are treatments for Dry Eye Disease you may not yet know about.
So, what is Dry Eye Disease anyway?
Tears are the key to healthy, beautiful eyes. That's because they help lubricate, heal, and protect the surface of your eyes.
Having dry eyes doesn't mean you have stopped making tears. It means that you might not be making the right quantity or quality of tears.
If this happens, your eyes may become dry and inflamed, leading to those irritating symptoms that interrupt the things you love.
This condition is called Dry Eye Disease, and it can get worse over time.
Up to 21% of Canadians suffer from Dry Eye Disease, making it one of the most common conditions seen by eye doctors.
Could it be Dry Eye Disease?
The only way to know for sure is to talk to an eye doctor. So, show your eyes some love. Take this symptom quiz now, and bring the results with you to your next appointment.
Save it for later? Download an interactive PDF of the quiz here.
Could it be Dry Eye Disease?
My eyes feel so dry.
My eyes feel gritty, like there's something in there.
My eyes feel like they're stinging or burning.
My vision gets a little blurry.
My eyes are red and irritated.
My eyes get teary or watery.
My contact lenses bother me.
How many times a day do you use artificial tears?
(click the drops)
My symptoms get in the way of...
(select all that apply)
Reading a good book
Using my computer for work or fun
Watching my favourite TV shows
Driving day or night
Enjoying a sunny or breezy day
Texting or browsing on my mobile device
Your symptom report is complete.
Showing it to your eye doctor is the first step to getting the eyelove you deserve. Included in your report are some questions to help you get the conversation started.
How would you like to receive your report?
You and your eye doctor are a team.
Remember to discuss all of your symptoms, and how they interfere with your life. After a quick exam, you and your eye doctor can talk about your options.
Show your eyes some love. Ask about your options!
Your eye doctor may recommend artificial tears to provide temporary relief from dry eye symptoms.
There are prescription treatments for Dry Eye Disease that you might not yet know about.
Changes to your diet
Omega-3 fatty acids—found in foods like fish and flaxseed—may help people with dry eyes.
Devices and procedures
Devices and procedures may be suggested for some cases of Dry Eye Disease.
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