What is Tear Lab?

How is Dry Eye Diagnosed?

At Southern Eye Group, we utilize Tear Lab diagnostic technology to diagnose your dry eye disease. Tear Lab is an objective and quantitative point of care diagnostic test that provides precise and predictive information in helping the Tear Lab Osmolarity System take a sample of your eye and measure the osmolarity salt content of your tears. This test provides an objective of tear layer composition which helps your doctor determine how severe your dry eye is.

How Does Tear Lab Work?

Tear Lab is an instrument that our Dry Eye Doctors use to collect sample of tear fluid from the eye. The test card is then calculated and will let the doctor provide a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. Tear Lab as a positive predictive value of 89%, which means the probability that a person with a positive test has dry eye syndrome.

If you have been experiencing recurring dry eye symptoms including: itching, burning, and discomfort, schedule a Tear Lab test with one of our Dry Eye Doctors today. Southern Eye Group specializes in diagnosing and treating dry eye disease. Contact us at 251-220-8228 to schedule a Dry Eye Consultation today or request an appointment online.