DRY EYE IS A DISEASE!
 
 Proper diagnosis is the first step toward relief.
 
Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases, and yet it is the most common reason why patients go see their eye care professional.

Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface.

Osmolarity
In fact, dry eye disease occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears. That's why it's essential you get your tears analyzed by your eye doctor. Only an eye doctor can properly diagnose your problem and treat it appropriately.

We will take a sample of tears from each eye and use the TearLab device to measure osmolarity (the saltiness of your tears). As osmolarity in your tears increase ocular surface cells become damaged. Your doctor will need an amount of tear fluid no larger than the period at the end of this sentence.
 
tear lab
  A precise and predictive point-of-care diagnostic test


The TearLab Osmolarity System is intended to measure the osmolarity of human tears to aid in the diagnosis of dry eye disease in patients suspected of having dry eye disease, in conjunction with other methods of clinical evaluation. We use the TearLab osmolarity data to inform you of your treatment plan based on disease severity and we manage your progress by evaluating therapeutic effectiveness.

TearLab is pioneering the future of tear film diagnostics to elevate patient care. Using its first of a kind point-of-care ophthalmic in vitro diagnostic platform, TearLab allows us to add data to your insights to guide the diagnosis and management of the ocular surface. With precise and predictive information available in a matter of seconds, we are able to evaluate tear film health, uncover abnormal osmolarity and inform your treatment plan based on severity, and manage your progress. 
 
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