With a doctor or mental health professional
types of doctors
Primary care doctor
Mental health professional (therapist, psychiatrist, counsellor, spiritual leader)
Dentist (if you have Sjogren’s)
Dermatologist (if you have MGD or Rosacea)
Pulmonary doctor (if you wear a CPAP mask)
Talking with doctors
Simply bring up dry eye and talk about how it affects you and interacts to other diseases or conditions you might have.
Talk about the practical steps you take to manage your dry eye and other diseases or conditions. For example, if you wear a CPAP mask and a sleeping mask or night google, let your doctor know about the options out there and which one worked for you.
speak with a mental health professional
Talk about the mental and emotional affect dry eye has. What are your issues, what would improving look like to you, and what steps can you take to get there?
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