My eye doctor was impressed today. From dry eyes last year (and an opthamologist's prescription for a year's worth of antibiotics, which I opted to ditch) to the fateful tear evaporation test today was quite the journey.
Last year, my tears evaporated in about 2 seconds (no oils from my tear ducts to prevent them from evaporating too quickly). This year, it took over 10 seconds (which my doctor considered "normal"). I told him about the iodine drops I had been taking, recommended by my integrative pharmacist friend, Mike Ciell. I told him about the allergy-elimination diet and supplements my naturopath had prescribed.
My optometrist was quite interested in the iodine, taking notes on where he could send his dry eye patients for these iodine drops. I told him they were available at my naturopath's office, around the corner from his office, at Amazon.com, etc.
Meanwhile, during the vision tests, my eye doctor noted that my minor astigmatism in distance vision had disappeared. Pretty cool!