Out of curiousity recently I found out how much it would cost to see a particular dry eye doc in the US. It was $400 for a consultation only!!! This is ridiculous to me - most eye docs here charge about $160-200 for your first consult and maybe $100 for your next consult. If you get a full 20 minutes for your $400 OK that's a reasonable price but how often does that happen. In reality a doc will spend on average 2-3 minutes with the patient and the patient spends maybe 5 minutes with the docs assistant. If a doc is charging $400 for a 2-3 minute consult that doc is making an absolute fortune. It's obscene.