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How can I tell if I have Chronic Dry Eye?

What are the treatments for Chronic Dry Eye?

How common is Chronic Dry Eye?

What causes Chronic Dry Eye?

What are the long term effects of Chronic Dry Eye?

Does regular use of over-the-counter drops mean I have Chronic Dry Eye?

How long does it take to cure dry eyes?

Is dry eye treatment covered by health insurance?

How can I tell if I have Chronic Dry Eye?
There are several tools on this web site to help you determine whether you may be suffering from Chronic Dry Eyes. Read about the symptoms here, or take a online self test here. Ultimately, an appointment with a professional eye doctor will provide the most accurate diagnosis.

What are the treatments for Chronic Dry Eye?
There are many treatments options available for Chronic Dry Eyes, depending on the severity of the condition. You can learn more about treatments by clicking here

How common is Chronic Dry Eye?
Up to 25% of all visits to eye doctors are due to dry eye, making it one of the most common complaints seen by eye doctors1. Chronic Dry Eye is a very common medical condition that is thought to affect close to 60 million Americans.

What causes Chronic Dry Eye?
There are many causes of Chronic Dry Eyes. It may be caused by systemic disease or even the medications used to treat those diseases. Environmental conditions, age, hormonal changes, contacts lenses and eye surgery are other factors. Learn more about the causes of chronic dry eye by clicking here.

What are the long term effects of Chronic Dry Eye?
Most people who have dry eyes experience mild irritation with no long-term effects. But if the condition is left untreated or becomes severe, eye damage and vision loss can occur. Severe problems with dry eyes can cause eye inflammation, corneal infection and scarring2

Does regular use of over-the-counter drops mean I have Chronic Dry Eye?
Use of over-the-counter drops may or may not indicate a dry eye condition. Click here to visit our testing and diagnosis section for a preliminary self screen to help you determine whether you may be a candidate for chronic dry eye treatment.

How long does it take to relieve symptoms of dry eyes?
Diagnosis and treatment plans that you and your doctor decide upon may require substantial effort and time on both parts. But with new advances in technology and new treatment options, dry eye patients now have a greater chance for success and relief from dry eyes.

Is dry eye treatment covered by health insurance?
Many prescriptions and treatments are approved by plans offered by major health insurers in the United States. For the specific details on your coverage, please consult with your insurance carrier for the most up-to-date information.

1 statistic from www.restasis.com
2 From arthritis.about.com's guide to dry eyes.

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