We describe a novel, high-resolution and noninvasive method for measuring tear volume changes in cats. The method entails photographing at the lid margin the tear meniscus area defined by instillation of 0.1% fluorescein solution into the cul-de-sac. The inferior tear meniscus area was obtained from the digitized images with computer-assisted software. The tear meniscus area increased in proportion to the saline volume applied into the conjunctival sac, which validates the technique. Furthermore, this technique detected with high sensitivity previously described increases in tear fluid secretion induced by the P2Y<sub>2</sub> agonist. We demonstrate in cats that changes in conjunctival sac tear volume can be evaluated by measurement of its inferior tear meniscus area.