Despite spending billions of dollars annually on prescription and over-the-counter eye care products, millions of Americans suffer from chronic dry eye with few or no options for lasting relief. TearSolutions, a new University of Virginia-based start-up, is trying to change that.
“Dry eye is not only discomfort. Visual acuity is also affected,” said TearSolutions co-founder and UVA professor of cell biology, Gordon Laurie. “Light refraction through the tears is greater than in the lens, so if you’re deficient in tears, your see less clearly.” Read the full article here.