Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which there is a chronic and persistent issue with tear production. This lack of moisture on the eye’s surface leads to discomfort, itchiness, and redness. Where occasional dry eyes are short-lived and manageable with self-care measures, dry eye syndrome necessitates a dry eye diagnostic test.
Why Is It Important to Treat Your Dry Eyes?
Treating dry eyes is crucial to prevent complications and improve overall eye health and comfort. Untreated dry eyes can lead to corneal damage, increased risk of eye infections, and reduced quality of life. Chronic dryness may also cause inflammation, corneal abrasions, and vision disturbances. By addressing your symptoms, you can alleviate discomfort, protect the delicate surface of your eyes, maintain clear vision, and enhance your overall well-being.
Why Choose The Eye Lab for Dry Eye Testing
When you choose The Eye Lab for dry eye testing, you’ll benefit from our commitment to delivering precise evaluations and effective management strategies for dry eyes, ensuring optimal eye comfort and care.
With cutting-edge diagnostic tools and a team of skilled professionals, we provide thorough assessments of tear production, tear film quality, and ocular surface health. This enables accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.
How do we test for dry eyes?
To test for dry eyes and guide the development of a treatment plan, we use a range of techniques to assess tear production, tear quality, and the overall health of the ocular surface. These may include evaluating tear volume with Schirmer’s test, measuring tear film stability using tear breakup time (TBUT), assessing the quality of tears and ocular surface with fluorescein and lissamine green dyes, and analysing the function of the meibomian glands.
How much does a dry eye test cost?
The cost of a dry eye test can vary depending on the individual’s unique circumstances. However, the average cost of a comprehensive dry eye assessment is $100 but is partially covered by Medicare.