Planning to see a doctor
about your dry eye?
Here's what to expect!
If you experience symptoms of dry eye disease (also known as dry eye) like dry, even burning eyes, consider getting help and ask your doctor about a treatment that targets a source of underlying inflammation that can cause dry eye disease.
The great news is that you can get help for your dry eyes from nearly anywhere.
Understanding your options
You can go to an eye doctor near you (we even have a tool to find local eye doctors), but eye care checks can be effective via telemedicine, which means you can see an eye doctor online from the comfort of your own home. Just choose the path that feels right for you!
Preparing for your visit
Whether you get help in person or online, this doctor discussion guide can help get you familiar with the types of questions you may cover during your appointment. The more the doctor can understand the symptoms you are experiencing, the better they may be able to help identify the appropriate therapy for you.
Access to help for dry eye disease is only a few clicks away.
virtual eye care
Here are the 3 steps to meeting with a doctor online about your dry eyes:
1. Get Started
On a phone/tablet, schedule a virtual consult. Enter the virtual portal through the Xiidra website
Once in the app, select GET STARTED.
2. Choose A Doctor
Fill out your information and tap "Talk to a doctor now."
You will then select "Dry eye disease" on the list of medical conditions.
3. GET RECOMMENDATIONS
During your virtual appointment, you'll be able to speak to an eye doctor from your phone or computer. During this time, you may privately ask questions about your symptoms, and the doctor may diagnose your condition, prescribe medication and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.
If your doctor determines you have dry eye disease and Xiidra is the right treatment for you, ask for a free sample. Xiidra may not work for everyone, but we hope it works for you.
Be sure to ask your doctor about an in-person follow-up appointment with a local doctor.
So again, that first step is to get started here—it's the same link for any device.
in-person eye care
If you're choosing in-person care, that's great, too!
1. GET STARTED
Click through to find eye care professionals near you. Some offer online care, as well. SEARCH NOW
2. See Your Doctor
Once you make an in-person appointment with a doctor who fits your criteria, they may do a test or series of tests to examine the surface of your eyes. While you're at the appointment, your doctor may choose to do some of the following:
Comprehensive eye exam
Evaluation of the surface of the eye
External evaluation, including eyelids
Evaluation of tears/tear film
Test for presence of inflammation in the eye
3. Get Treatment RECOMMENDATION
The doctor will determine the best course of treatment for you, if they think treatment is necessary. As a reminder, if your doctor determines Xiidra is right for you, ask for a free sample of Xiidra to help treat the signs and symptoms. Xiidra may not work for everyone, but we hope it works for you.