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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with chronic dry eye syndrome?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome

Top 10 Questions about Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome

  1. What is chronic dry eye syndrome and what causes it?
  2. What are the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome?
  3. What are my treatment options for chronic dry eye syndrome?
  4. What can I expect from my chronic dry eye syndrome medication and how long will it take to start working?
  1. What is chronic dry eye syndrome and what causes it?
  2. Is chronic dry eye syndrome curable or controllable?
  3. How will chronic dry eye syndrome affect my daily life and long-term health?
  4. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see and when?
  5. Are there any symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome that should alert me to call you?
  6. Are there things that trigger dry eye symptoms or make chronic dry eye syndrome worse?
  7. Do contact lenses make my chronic dry eye syndrome worse and are some lenses better for me than others?
  8. How does staring at a computer or other screen affect my eyes?
  9. What are the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome?
  10. Could my chronic dry eye syndrome symptoms be caused by an underlying medical condition or a medication?
  11. How is chronic dry eye syndrome diagnosed?
  12. Can my primary care doctor diagnose chronic dry eye syndrome or will I need to see a specialist?
  13. How will you know which type of chronic dry eye I have?
  14. What are my treatment options for chronic dry eye syndrome?
  15. What should I do if my chronic dry eye syndrome symptoms get worse?
  16. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my chronic dry eye syndrome?
  17. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. When is surgery indicated to treat chronic dry eye syndrome and what are the options?
  20. What can I expect from my chronic dry eye syndrome medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. What types of chronic dry eye syndrome medications are available (pills, eye drops, ointments)?
  22. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  23. How long will I need to take my chronic dry eye syndrome medication?
  24. How often can I use artificial tears or eye lubricants and should I use preservative-free products?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my chronic dry eye syndrome medication?

What to Discuss

Symptoms:

Medications:

What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID
  • This Guide and a Pen