Dry Eye Quiz

Dr. Russel Lazarus, August 30, 2020
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Take this quiz to see if dry eyes are impacting your life

This questionnaire will allow you to record the frequency and severity of your dry eye symptoms, and help your doctor to determine what is causing your dry eyes.

This quiz does not replace a comprehensive consultation with an eye doctor.

If you suspect you dry eyes, contact an eye doctor near you, who can diagnose and treat the condition.

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Get Started:

Print out this page and circle your answers below*.

Part 1: Frequency

Circle the FREQUENCY of your eye symptoms on a scale of 0-3

0= Never, 1= Sometimes, 2= Frequent, 3= Always

  1. Dryness, grittiness        0    1      2       3
  2. Soreness or irritation  0    1      2       3
  3. Burning or watering     0    1      2       3
  4. Eye fatigue/ tiredness  0     1     2       3

Part 2: Severity

Circle the SEVERITY of your symptoms on a scale of 0-3

0= Unnoticeable, 1= Uncomfortable, 2= Irritating, 3= Unbearable

  1. Dryness, grittiness        0    1      2       3
  2. Soreness or irritation  0    1      2       3
  3. Burning or watering     0    1      2       3
  4. Eye fatigue/ tiredness  0     1     2       3

Part 3: Scores

Add up all the circled numbers for your final score: ________

What does your final score mean?

Did you score above 8 points?

If you scored more than 8, it is recommended to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor for a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, and to obtain an effective treatment plan.

LEARN MORE:  Guide to Eye Conditions

*Published in Cornea (2013).

This questionnaire will allow you to see the frequency and severity of your dry eye symptoms, and help your doctor to determine the best treatment your dry eyes.