The dry eye exam is intended for people who suffer from dry eyes. These can be people who wear contact lenses, but people without contact lenses can also suffer from dry eyes. Common complaints connected to dry eyes are:
- red eyes
- burning eyes
- feeling like there’s a grain of sand in your eyes
Depending on the complaints, we carry out a number of exams. These are intended to find out what is causing the complaints. The tear layer consists of fats, water and proteins which must be in balance with each other. When one or more of these components is not present in sufficient quantities, an imbalance arises, resulting in dry eyes. If we know which component is not sufficiently present, we can proceed with a therapy. For example, this may consist of drops that supplement one or more components, brushing the eyelids, massaging the sebaceous glands of the eyelids, or wearing bandage lenses.
Frequently asked questions
A dry eye exam costs € 80,- without a Visser Service Subscription. With a subscription you pay € 33,50.
A referral from your doctor or ophthalmologist is possible but not necessary. In any case, with a referral, there will always be feedback to the referrer. Conversely, if we consider it necessary for you to see an ophthalmologist, we will refer you.