The Dry Eye Zone

Survey Center at The Dry Eye Zone

Index of dry eye and scleral lens patient surveys.

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About our surveys: These are informal surveys collecting experiences from our site visitors, newsletter subscribers and support group members. The purpose of these surveys is:

  • To help us patients put our experiences in context

  • To identify questions that aren’t being asked

  • To identify trends in patient experiences that need to be researched

  • To help us all understand our needs and experiences better

Dry Eye Surveys

Ongoing surveys

CPAP Masks & Moisture Goggles
This is an ongoing survey where we are collecting feedback on mask compatibility.
Take survey
Read results thus far

Completed surveys

Preservative awareness
April - June 2019
462 participants
Questions about use of eye drops (over-the-counter and prescription) with or without preservatives.

Eye Redness
March 2019
103 participants
Questions about experiences with eye redness as a dry eye symptom, how it affects you, and whether it affects work, school and personal relationships.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatments
153 participants
Questions: Which MGD treatments have you tried, and which were helpful? (and more).

NuLids in the DryEyeShop?
100 participants
Questions: What I know about NuLids; is it something I might be interested in; does the price seem reasonable; is this appropriate for the DryEyeShop.

Lubricant usage during the day
12/2018 - 1/2019
221 participants
Question: On average, how often do you use eye lubricants during the day?

Night dry eye protection
561 participants
Questions: What do you put IN your eyes at night? What do you put OVER your eyes at night?

Eyelid care
369 participants
Question: Blepharitis/MGD patients, what do you use to clean your eyelids?

Medical care
173 participants
Question: How many doctors have you seen for dry eye?


Scleral Lens Surveys

Ongoing surveys

International availability of scleral lens solutions
Collecting information for international patients’ benefit.
Take survey and see responses

Completed surveys

Scleral lens fitting time
June 6-9, 2019
145 participants
Questions: For your successful scleral lens fitting, how many lenses did you try? How long did it take? How many doctors did it take? How many technologies did it take? What was your primary reason for getting scleral lenses?

Scleral lens costs
185 participants
Questions: How much did your current scleral lenses cost? How much was covered by insurance? How much do you spend in a year on supplies?

Scleral lens cleaning & disinfection
142 participants
Questions: What product do you normally use for overnight disinfection of your scleral lenses? For rub cleaning? Do you use an extra enzyme cleaner?

Scleral lens removing, rinsing & refilling
430 participants
Questions: Do you have to remove, rinse, refill and re-insert your lenses during the day? If so, why? Do you also clean them before re-inserting? To what extent is this issue a problem for you?

Scleral lens wear time
335 participants
Questions: How many hours, on average, do you wear your scleral lenses each day? Which factors limit your lens wear time?

Saline preferences for filling scleral lenses
215 participants
Questions: Which saline do you use most frequently to fill your lenses? Do you add something to the saline? If so, what? Do you use something instead of saline? Which saline do you prefer to travel with?

Scleral lens insertion difficulty
358 participants
Question: How long did it take you to learn to insert your scleral lenses with confidence?

Scleral lens insertion technique
290 participants
Question: What do you use to insert your scleral lenses?


About these surveys

These surveys are conducted by The Dry Eye Shop on behalf of The Dry Eye Zone. Please feel free to use the survey data so long as you attribute it to us and link back to the page here where the survey results are hosted. You may also submit survey requests. For further information, please contact us.