A survey of 751 people suffering from Dry Eye found that, on average, they had tried 3.8 bottles of artificial tears before visiting a doctor.1 Don’t wait.

Artificial tears do not treat the inflammation that may be causing your Dry Eye. If you are using artificial tears more than 4 times a day, it may be time to talk to your optometrist or ophthalmologist about other options, including anti-inflammatory treatments.

Real relief is available. There is a treatment option for all Dry Eye symptoms.2 Print this page, mark your answers, and use the following questions to get the conversation started with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

  1. The Canadian Association of Optometrists. Optometric Terminology. Accessed at: http://opto.ca/optometry-in-canada/optometric-terminology on April 4, 2011.
  2. Jackson WB. Management of dysfunctional tear syndrome. Can J Ophthalmol 2009;44(4):385–394.