share your story


But first, be sure to read the guidelines!

First name only, or a screen name if you prefer, to protect your privacy
Self-describe your location (it will appear in your blog post)
Please make your title as descriptive as possible (e.g. "10 Years of Managing Sjogrens in a Dry Climate" rather than "My Dry Eye Journey")
We suggest writing your story in a word processor and pasting it in the box below. Remember to email an accompanying thumbnail image to You can also resize this text box by dragging down the lower right corner.
If your story is in audio or video format, please paste and embeddable (e.g. YouTube) link here.
Remember to email an image to accompany to your story to!
A little information about you (the patient)
WHY? We will use this information so that (1) other patients can easily search for stories relevant to them and (2) we can gather maintain statistics about participants.
Please answer as you see fit to best reflect your personal timeline (e.g. start date may be initial diagnosis, initial awareness of symptoms, or other)
Some examples: burning, light sensitivity, blurred vision, gritty feeling, dry feeling, eye redness, heavy lids
Please take a moment to score yourself using this simple 12-question survey. Go to or use the OSDI smartphone app.
Does one of the following describe you?
Share your opinion (optional)
We will compile all contributors’ answers to these questions and use them in our ongoing advocacy efforts. Your personal information will never be included in anything we share.
Consent *

Read the guidelines here (opens in a new tab)