A: Tests used to diagnose dry eyes include:
- Comprehensive Eye Exam. Includes a complete medical and ocular health history used to diagnose dry eye causes
- Schirmer test. A tear volume measurement using paper blotting strips placed under the lower eyelids. The test measures the amount of tears soaking the strip in a five minute duration.
- Tear quality determination. Uses eyedrop dyes to determine your eye’s surface condition by examining corneal staining patterns and tear evaporation rates.