Boston, MA (PressExposure) March 07, 2013 -- Dry-eye sufferers, take heart. A new app designed to help patients with chronic dry eye symptoms find relief is on the market.
The Dry Eye App for the iPhone and iPad seeks to aid a growing segment of the population with dry eye symptoms. A recent estimate from the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men in the United States have dry eye syndrome. And with that being said, dry eye symptoms tend to increase with age. The classic request of tracked symptoms from your doctor creates a patient need and the new Dry Eye App seeks to fill that need to make your life easier.
The convenience of the iPhone and the support of the Dry Eye App, which is essentially a portable software suite designed to help patients track dry eye symptoms and treatments, helps patients to better communicate their needs to their optometrist or ophthalmologist. Ultimately, resulting in optimal care you deserve.
The Dry Eye App helps users to document dry eye symptoms by providing a personal profile area. In this area, users can access a complete list of common medicines and therapies associated with dry eye symptoms. The app also lets users personalize their profiles by adding their own unique symptoms to the existing list. In addition, the Dry Eye App helps users to track symptoms over time to show fluctuation in their symptoms. Users can also record the severity of symptoms. Having all these details and data points immediately accessible helps eye specialists to make appropriate adjustments in medication and therapy. In essence, the Dry Eye App stands to revolutionize eye care for dry-eye sufferers.
While the Dry Eye App has a significant number of features allowing users to input data, it is especially useful in the data it generates. The Dry Eye App has a special feature that allows users to produce a graph of the progress of dry eye symptoms over time. Additionally, the Dry Eye App includes a glossary for help with key terms and a specialized feature that tracks lab results and hormonal changes in order to help specialists make informed diagnoses. These data point's mean that patients can send their information to doctors ahead of time directly from their phone, thereby not only increasing the accuracy of diagnoses but also decreasing the frequency of expensive and time-consuming appointments.
The Dry Eye App costs $2.99 and is available by searching for "Dry Eye" in the iTunes App Store. Those interested can also seek more information by visiting the app's supporting website at http://www.dryeyetracker.com.