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TrueTear® is the first treatment of its kind in eyecare. Using state-of-the-art neurostimulation, TrueTear® is a drop-free, drug-free option for temporarily producing more of you own tears.

The Science

Neurostimulation has long been used to treat medical conditions as varied as chronic pain and Parkinson’s Disease.

① The TrueTear® tip stimulates a nerve in the nasal cavity with tiny pulses of energy.
②  This nerve sends signals to the brain.
③ The brain then sends signals to the tear glands surrounding the eyes.
④ The Tear glands respond and temporarily produce more tears

TrueTear® works:
Studies have shown using TrueTear® can:

  • Increase in tear production by 2.5 times
  • Increase in meibomian gland secretion
  • Increase in mucin release
  • Improvement in symptoms

Who Can Use TrueTear®

Good candidates for TrueTear®:

  • Are adults at least 22 years old
  • Have dry eyes
  • Are experiencing one or more severe dry eye symptoms

Who Should Not Use TrueTear®

You should not use this device if you have:

  • A cardiac demand pacemaker
  • An implanted or wearable defibrillator,
  • Other implanted metallic or electronic device (eg, cochlear implant) in the head or neck
  • Chronic or recurrent nosebleeds
  • Bleeding disorders (eg, hemophilia)
  • Known hypersensitivity (allergy) to the hydrogel material

How To Use TrueTear®

  • Use TrueTear® at least twice a day, as needed
  • The device may be used for up to 30 minutes per 24 hour period
  • Mild side effects, as noted in brochure
  • Hold TrueTear® with buttons facing your lips
  • Aim for the bridge of the nose, where sunglasses would rest
  • The “TrueTear® Tilt” brings the tip in contact with the nerve
  • It’s common that you may feel like you have to sneeze when using TrueTear®
  • When TrueTear® is in the “sweet spot” you should feel a gentle pulsing
  • Hold this position for no more than a minute or until you can feel tears forming
  • Stimulation longer than 3 minutes (or 3 sequential cycles) is not recommended
  • You should wait for at least 60 minutes before proceeding to the next application

How To Get Started

TrueTear® is a medical device that can only be dispensed by a Physician.
You will be evaluated to ensure that TrueTear® is appropriate for you.
If you may benefit from TrueTear®, your doctor will arrange an appointment for a demonstration and instruction in proper use of the device.


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