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Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • How are you doing managing your dry eyes?
  • Are you following your treatment plan?
  • Do you feel your treatment is working well?
  • Has there been any change in your overall health? Are you taking any new or different medications?
  • Are you making lifestyle adjustments to alleviate your symptoms, such as reducing computer screen time, or not wearing your contacts for too long?
  • For how long have you been having bothersome eye symptoms?
  • Describe your dry eye symptoms. Do you experience burning, redness, trouble reading, or discomfort with contact lenses?
  • Do you work in front of a computer? How many hours of screen time would you estimate you have each day?
  • Do you have any illnesses or health conditions?
  • What prescription medications are you taking?
  • What have you done to alleviate your eye symptoms so far?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have dry eye syndrome?
  • Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  • Are my eye symptoms temporary or chronic?
  • What treatments are available to improve my symptoms?
  • What should I do if my eye symptoms get worse?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my eye symptoms?
  • What are the best dry eye treatment options for me, and how do you select the right therapy for me?
  • What should I do if my dry eye symptoms don't improve or get worse?
  • Are there specific activities you would recommend I avoid?
  • How often do I need to make appointments for follow-up? What are you looking for when I have follow-up appointments?
  • Are there other dry eye treatments that would do a better job of controlling my symptoms?
  • Are my new or different symptoms an indication that my dry eye syndrome is getting worse?
  • Are there other dry eye treatments that would do a better job of controlling my symptoms?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
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