Questions about EYE DISCOMFORT:
a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes feel discomfort?
b. When your eyes felt discomfort, how intense was this feeling of discomfort at the end of the day, within two hours of going to bed?
Questions about EYE DRYNESS:
a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes feel dry?
b. When your eyes felt dry, how intense was this feeling of dryness at the end of the day, within two hours of going to bed?
Questions about WATERY EYES:
a. During a typical day in the past month, how often did your eyes look or feel excessively watery?
Dry Eyes Questionaire
Congratulations, Your Eyes are Perfectly Fine!
In a healthy eye, the lens is clear and allows light to pass through. Light is focused by the cornea and lens onto a thin layer of tissue called the retina. The retina works like the film in a camera. When light hits the retina, tiny cells collect the light signals, and convert them into electrical signals, which are then sent through the optic nerve and to the brain, where they are processed into the images we see.
Mild Dry Eyes
For mild cases of dry eyes caused by computer use, reading, schoolwork and other situational causes, the best dry eye treatment may simply be frequent use of artificial tears or other lubricating eye drops. Artificial tears usually are the first step in dry eye treatment.
Severe Dry Eyes
See your doctor if you've had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes. Your doctor can take steps to determine what's bothering your eyes or refer you to a specialist.