TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center
Precision Eye Care has installed a TearLab® Osmolarity System and its staff has been fully trained on the use of this breakthrough technology. The doctors and technicians at Precision Eye Care are able to provide TearLab testing for Dry Eye Disease (“DED”).
DED is a common condition in which the eye does not produce enough tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently lubricated. It affects approximately 40 million people in the U.S. and 100 million people worldwide. In the U.S., less than 5% of the DED patient population has been diagnosed and is being treated, according to Healthcare Maintenance Organizations data. In its mild to moderate forms, it can impact vision and the ability to go about daily activities. In its more severe forms, DED can lead to permanent loss of vision.
The TearLab Osmolarity System uses a novel lab-on-a-chip approach to measure tear osmolarity and can produce a sample-to-answer result in less than 30 seconds. TearLab eliminates the challenges that previously prevented accurate point-of-care testing for osmolarity.
Richard G. Davis, MD, an area leader in the field of Dry Eye management, said, “The TearLab® Osmolarity System further demonstrates our commitment to building a practice that is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments. Equipped with the TearLab Osomolarity System, we can now use quantitative data at the point of care to aid in the diagnosis of DED and to improve our ability to manage these patients.”