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Best Brand Of Artificial Tears No Preservatives
What is the best brand for free preservative artificial tears and omega-3 fatty acid ? Does restasis has a preservative ?
Sjogren's: If you have sjogren's as the cause of your dry eyes, preservatives can cause more ocular irritation compared to a person who does not have sjogren's. I honestly do not know which one is the best though systane is popular. Flax seed oil which has omega 3 has studied in sjogren's and demonstrated improved with dry eyes. Your eye doctor would need to answer the ? About Restasis preservatives. ...Read more
Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...Read more
Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more
None: There are no side effects from this product. Rarely someone who is highly allergic may be allergic to the preservative in it. ...Read more
Preservative effects: Artificial tears are very safe and don't result in inhibition of your normal tearing. Prolonged use of artificial tears can result in sensitivity to the preservatives causing redness, irritation and burning when dropping them in. Preservative free tears are available. ...Read more
Hypotears/artificial tears thats better for dry eyes? Can I use presenvative artificial tears for long term and daily?
Rarely: the preservatives can irritate. otherwise, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Preservative effects: Artificial tears are very safe and don't result in inhibition of your normal tearing. Prolonged use of artificial tears can result in sensitivity to the preservatives causing redness, irritation and burning when dropping them in. Preservative free tears are available. An ophthalmologist can plug your tear drains to preserve your natural tears. Omega 3's are also good for tear production. ...Read more
None: Restasis can, in some many cases, reduce the need for artificial tears. Punctal plugs can as well. Discuss these options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Of course: Every company that makes eyedrops, makes a variety of tears. There are some differences but the goal is to supplement natural tears and make the eye more comfortable. If you are treating eye dryness, you can try several different ones and see which makes you feel the best. Hypotears (artificial tears) is a good brand, but there are dozens of others as well. ...Read more
Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.
Store brand: Store brand contact lens solutions are just not as good at removing debris and protein from the contact lenses. I have seen more people develope red eyes and contact lenses intolerance while using store brand solution. These solutions will not permanently damage you eyes but are just not as good as bran name solutions. I prefer a solution called revitalens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Theratears™ nutrition supplement is good for helping dry eye symptoms. That contain: omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil): epa 450mg + dha 300mg + flaxseed oil (organic) 1000 mg + vitamine e (as d-alpha tocopherol) 183 iu 611% mixed tocopherol concentrate 20 mg + (including gamma tocopherol). ...Read more
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