Find the root cause of your dry eyes


The following questionnaire allows us to have a rough estimate of the severity of your dry eyes:

This is known as the SPEED questionnaire (Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness), which allows practitioners to have a rough gauge on the severity of dry eyes, and the type of dry eyes that you have.


Do you experience the following symptoms at this visit/ within past 72 hours/ within past 3 months?

  1. Dryness, Grittiness or Scratchiness
  2. Soreness or Irritation
  3. Burning or Watering
  4. Eye Fatigue


Rate the frequency of the each of the following symptoms above from 0 to 3.

Symptoms 0 1 2 3
Dryness/ Grittiness/ Scratchiness        
Soreness/ Irritation        
Burning/ Watering        
Eye Fatigue        

0 = Never, 1 = Sometimes, 2 = Often, 3 = Constant


Rate the severity of the each of the following symptoms above from 0 to 4.

 Symptoms  0 1 2 3 4
Dryness/ Grittiness/ Scratchiness          
 Soreness/ Irritation          
 Burning/ Watering          
 Eye Fatigue          

0 = Does not bother you

1 = Tolerable: not perfect and not uncomfortable

2 = Uncomfortable: irritating but does not interfere with my day

3 = Bothersome: irritating and interferes with my day

4 = Intolerable: unable to perform my daily tasks

Add up the total of your 8 scores. If it is more than 6, it is time to re-evaluate your current treatment for dry eyes, ensuring that the root cause is being diagnosed, instead of relieving your symptoms daily. Call us for an appointment at +65 6235 5833 to find out which type of dry eye you belong to, and the correct treatment for it!