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How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

It is difficult: Dry eyes can be caused by various factors, and we have few great methods of improving them. The most simple and successful is the use of artificial tears. Additionally, there are medicated eye drops and devices that can allow the tears we make not to drain away from our eyes. The key is to determine and treat the underlying cause of your dry eyes. See an eye doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it normal for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry eyes?

Is it normal for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry eyes?

Eye drops: Yes depending on the viscosity of the drops. More watery drops would not do this but they may require more frequent use, more viscous drops require less frequent use but create other difficulties. ...Read more

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Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?

Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?

You definitely need: to see your/an ophthalmologist. I would recommend that you don't wear your contact lenses until you have that exam and are cleared to do so by that doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry vision?

Would it be unusual or concerning for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry vision?

Depends: Moisturizing drops supplement the natural tears and can thicken the tear film which can blur the vision. Some drops have thicker formulations or gel, and can do this more frequently and with greater length of time. So it is normal and usually will go away in a few moments with a number of blinks. ...Read more

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Is it bad if moisturizing eye drops to cause extremely blurred vision for about 20 minutes after I use them?

Is it bad if moisturizing eye drops to cause extremely blurred vision for about 20 minutes after I use them?

Yes: Some of the thicker artificial tears can blur the vision, so you might try several different products to find the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Best eye drop : Systane and refresh are both excellent brands but the preferred particular product depends on each individual's needs and preferences. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

No problem: Eye cream is formulated so that it will not sting to much it if gets into the eye but it contains the same type of ingredients as facial moisturizers. So you can substiute the cheaper facial moisturizer for this purpose with no risk to the eyes and generally good effects. ...Read more