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United Market Study of Dry Eye Sufferers 2021: Focus on Self-diagnosed and Physician-diagnosed Dry Eye, Detailing Symptoms, Severity and Treatment, Among Other Topics

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Dublin, Nov. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The 2021 Study of the U.S Market of Dry Eye Sufferers " report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The 2021 Study of Dry Eye Sufferers focuses on both self-diagnosed and physician-diagnosed dry eye, detailing symptoms, severity and treatment, among other topics.

Attitudes toward prescription medication for dry eye are becoming more favorable according to our new study among Dry Eye Sufferers which finds more sufferers who believe they need an Rx to manage their dry eye than in the past.

The study was conducted in two phases in order to measure market size among the general population of adults and to delve deeper into treatment practices among a sample of dry eye sufferers.

Key research objectives include the following:

  • Dry eye symptoms and severity

  • Perceived causes of dry eye and contributing factors

  • Rx and OTC treatments used

  • Brand awareness, use and satisfaction

  • Factors influencing brand selection

  • Physician diagnosis and recommendations

  • Impact of blue light on dry eye

  • Digital device usage effects

  • Attitudes toward dry eye treatments and awareness of new treatments

  • Contact lens wearers' correlation to dry eye

A Market Segmentation Analysis is included in Phase II that identifies distinct groups of dry eye sufferers differentiated with regard to their treatment product needs and preferences.

Key Topics Covered:

INTRODUCTION

METHODOLOGY

KEY FINDINGS

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

PHASE I: AMONG TOTAL ADULTS

  • Eye Symptoms Experienced Frequently/Regularly

  • Incidence Trend For Dry Eye

  • Incidence of Dry Eye by Subgroups

  • Eye Diseases Diagnosed by Health Professional

  • Digital Device Use

  • Symptoms Related to Digital Device Use

  • Actions Taken to Minimize Visual Impact of Digital Device Use

PHASE II: DRY EYE SUFFERERS

1. PROFILE OF DRY EYE SUFFERERS

  • Dry Eye Symptoms Experience Regularly/Most Bothersome

  • Seasonal Problems With Dry Eye

  • Severity of Dry Eye Symptoms

  • Extent to Which Consider Dry Eye Symptoms Bothersome

  • Time of Day Dry Eye Most Bothersome

  • Frequency Experiencing Dry Eye

  • Perceived Causes of Dry Eye Problem

  • Situations in Which Dry Eye Is Most Bothersome

  • Experience With Dry Eye Flares

  • Eye Conditions Among Dry Eye Sufferers

  • Attitudes About Dry Eye

2. DRY EYE AND VISION CORRECTION

  • Eye Surgery/Lasik and Dry Eye

  • Vision Correction and Dry Eye

3. IMPACT OF DIGITAL VIEWING & "BLUE LIGHT" ON DRY EYE

  • Extent Computers/Digital Devices Contribute to Eye Strain Symptoms

  • Symptoms Related to Digital Device Use

  • Extent to Which Symptoms Related to Digital Device use are Considered Severe and Bothersome

  • Actions Recommended by Doctor to Minimize Digital Impact on Eyes

  • Eye Drop Use During Digital Media Viewing

  • Awareness & Ownership of Computer Eyeglasses

  • Awareness & Usage of Computer Contact Lenses

4. TREATMENTS FOR DRY EYE: OTC & Rx

  • Treatments Ever/Currently Use For Dry Eye

  • Trend in Dry Eye Products Currently Use

  • Dry Eye Products Currently Use - By Subgroups

  • Product Most Effective For Treating Flares

  • Frequency of Using OTC Products in Conjunction With Rx

  • Likelihood of Considering Rx Dry Eye Medication Use

  • Reasons For Not Using Prescription Medication

  • Problems Experience With Current Treatments

  • Other Methods Used to Treat Dry Eye Symptoms

  • Awareness of New Dry Eye Treatments

  • Interest in Discussing New Treatments With Eye Doctor

  • Attitudes About Treating Dry Eye

5. SHOPPING PATTERNS AND INFORMATION SOURCES

  • Monthly Out-of-Pocket Expenditure for Dry Eye Products

  • Advertising for Dry Eye Products

  • Brands Recall Being Advertised

  • Sources of Information About Dry Eye

  • Where Usually Purchase Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drops

  • Online Purchasing of Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drops

6. ROLE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

  • Dry Eye Diagnosed/Currently Treated by a Physician

  • Severity and Type of Dry Eye Diagnosis

  • What Motivated Visit to Healthcare Professional About Dry Eye

  • Frequency of Visiting Doctor For Dry Eye

  • Healthcare Professional's Recommendation For Dry Eye

  • Communication With Doctor About Dry Eye Flares

  • Satisfaction With Healthcare Provider

  • Reasons Have Not Consulted Doctor About Dry Eye

  • Attitudes About Physician's Role in Treating Dry Eye

7. FOCUS ON: OTC DRY EYE PRODUCTS AND BRANDS

  • Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drops Brand Awareness

  • Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drop Brands Ever/Currently Use

  • Brand Loyalty

  • Greatest Influence on Choice of Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drop Brand Use Most Often

  • Satisfaction With Usual Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drop Brand

  • Key Driver Analysis - OTC Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drop Brand Use Most Often

  • Opinions About Duration of Symptom Relief From Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drops

  • Details of Artificial Tears/Lubricant Eye Drop Usage

  • OTC Eye Ointment/Gel Brand Awareness

  • Brands of OTC Ointment/Gel Currently Use Most Often and Satisfaction

  • OTC Lid Wipes/Foam Brand Usage and Satisfaction

  • Types of Dietary Supplements Used for Dry Eye

  • Dietary Supplement Brands Used For Dry Eye and Satisfaction

8. FOCUS ON: PRESCRIPTION DRY EYE TREATMENTS

  • Brands of Prescription Dry Eye Medication Aware of

  • Brands of Prescription Dry Eye Medication Ever Tried

  • Details of Dry Eye Rx Medication Usage

  • Opinions About Duration of Symptom Relief From Rx Medication

9. DRY EYE AND COVID-19

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Dry Eye Purchase Habits

  • Change in Dry Eye Symptoms Since COVID-19

MARKET SEGMENTATION

TECHNICAL APPENDIX

  • Composition of the Sample

  • Sampling Tolerances

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/kxjpy0

CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900


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