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Schirmer Tear Test

  • Strips (Pack of 100) £52.00


These Schirmer Tear Test Strips can be used to measure tear production in cats, dogs and other small animals. The Schirmer Test Strips are placed inside the lower eyelid and after a minute the wet area of the strip should be measured and then compared using the chart. Each box contains 10 envelopes of 5 pairs of strips.

Schirmer Tear Test Strips can be used to help measure tear production.

A small strip is placed inside the lower eyelid and over one minute, the tears soak and migrate up the strip, causing a change in colour. The wet area of the strip is then measured and compared to normal values

One box contains 10 envelopes of 5 sets of 2 strips each per envelope.

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2kg+ Free

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Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Schirmer Tear Test, including answers from our team.

3 July 2015 at 11:04am

Expected results


What is the expected results of this test on a 8 week old puppy with normal tear production?

  • Non-Executive Director

I would expect 15mm of wetting within 1 minute. Many dogs will produce a lot more than this, though small puppies tend to be slower.

20 March 2014 at 1:04pm

When to use


How early can this test be used if you suspect dry eye in a puppy

  • Non-Executive Director

The test can be done from any age. I am not sure how well you can interpret the results on puppies under about 12 weeks old, but it will measure tear flow in any age. Dry eye would be unusual in a puppy though, it is normally acquired in older dogs from about 6 years of age.