Here are some of the more surprising things we found
57% wish they had chatted with their eye doctor about their symptoms sooner
56% said they avoid activities that set off their dry eye symptoms
45% didn’t feel their symptoms were worth bringing up with their eye doctor
didn’t realize dry eye
can get worse over time
didn’t know eye dryness
was a symptom of dry eye
Eye doctors are seeing a trend in dry eye
said our multi-screen world is contributing
to dry eye symptoms
believe dry eye is becoming more common because of the tech in our lives
think Chronic Dry Eye
We chatted with people about some common dry eye symptoms and here’s what they said:
See the rest of our survey results:
What does C.A.R.E. stand for?
It stands for Current Attitudes Related to Eye Health. That’s a bit of a mouthful, so we shortened it to C.A.R.E. or The National Eye C.A.R.E. Survey.
How was the survey conducted?
The survey was conducted online in the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Shire.
When did it happen?
Between July 6 and 27 of 2015.
Who did you chat with?
We chatted with 1,210 US adults (that’s anyone who’s 18 and over) who reported dry eye symptoms, including:
- 375 adults who were diagnosed with dry eye
- 835 adults who were not diagnosed, but experienced dry eyes symptoms and used artificial tears to relieve those symptoms within the past month
In a separate part of the survey, we chatted with 1,015 eye doctors in the US: 502 optometrists and 513 ophthalmologists to be exact.