If you're still uncertain about seeing an eye doctor about your dry eyes, take the questionnaire eye doctors use to help assess Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) disease—the Dry Eye Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI©)—and review your results with your eye doctor.
And, remember, Chronic Dry Eye disease may have more serious consequences for your eyes. It may damage the front surface of the eye, increase the risk of eye infection, and affect your vision.
So, it’s important to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist right away for a Chronic Dry Eye medical exam and bring your Dry Eye OSDI© results with you. Only your eye doctor can determine if you have Chronic Dry Eye. Make sure your doctor tells you exactly what dry eye condition you have and what your options are.
Show your results to your eye doctor.