Your TearScience® Evaluation
As part of the revolutionary TearScience® system, an eye doctor will perform a series of evaluations to determine the likely cause of your dry eye. You’ll start by completing a Dry Eye lifestyle questionnaire, which is a brief assessment used to determine how your eyes feel on a daily basis.
If the questionnaire shows your dry eye symptoms are more than mild or are beginning to affect daily activities, your eye doctor will then schedule you for a LipiView® evaluation. The LipiView® interferometer is the first device of its kind that enables eye doctors to assess your tear film by capturing images that measure the thickness of the lipid (oil) component. This process is non-invasive and takes about five minutes.
Next is a closer look at what’s happening at the gland level. With the use of the Meibomian Gland EvaluatorTM your doctor can examine the quantity and quality of lipids (oils) being released from your glands.
The TearScience® evaluation is part of your overall Dry Eye assessment. Knowing what is causing your Dry Eye will help your doctor determine the best treatment option.