Hospital Healthcare: Dry eye – 77% Australians experience symptoms but many unaware

Dry eye

Originally published: Hospital Healthcare, 25 May 2022

In Australia, 77% have experienced dry eye symptoms1, yet many do not have a clear understanding of the signs, symptoms or causes, according to a study by eye care company Alcon.

The consumer study suggests that despite the prevalence of dry eye discomfort, only 11% of people would see an optometrist and 3% would speak to a pharmacist for advice in response to their eyes bothering them.2

2Data referenced here has been commissioned by Pureprofile on behalf of Alcon; Base: Total (n=1000).

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