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Optometrists invited to participate in dry eye survey

The study examines perceptions of dry eye as a disease, practitioner confidence in its management, and satisfaction with first-line treatment options

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Aston University researchers are inviting optometrists working in primary care to complete a survey investigating the management of dry eye in clinical practice.

Optometrist and PhD researcher, Rachel Casemore, shared that the survey forms part of her doctoral research.

“Over recent years I believe dry eye management has increasingly become part of an optometrist’s role and I’m interested to learn about optometrists’ perceptions and levels of involvement,” she said.

The survey is anonymous and takes around 15 minutes to complete online, with the option of entering a £100 prize draw at the end.

Casemore shared that the survey, which closes on 7 June, aims to gain an understanding of perceptions of dry eye as a disease as well as knowledge and confidence in its diagnosis and management.

The research will assess satisfaction with currently available first-line treatment options.