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Doctor insights on: How Can I Keep My Eyes Moisturized Without Having Eye Drops

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm 43. Alot of wrinkles around my eyes especially after I shower. I need to use moisturizer. I lost weight. Can this be the cause and what can I do?

I'm 43. Alot of wrinkles around my eyes especially after I shower. I need to use moisturizer. I lost weight. Can this be the cause and what can I do?

Wrinkle care: Wrinkles can appear due to aging, exposure to the elements etc or become more apparent with weight loss. See your local plastic surgeon and s/he will be able to advise you as to the best way of treating/managing your wrinkles.

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Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

Possibly: Dark circles are increased pigmentation often from cycles of swelling, from rubbing or allergies, and from and increased concentration of skin due to looseness of the skin in that area. The ambi product or the fading version may slowly help to reduce pigmentation and even the skin tone, but remember the lid skin is very sensitive and prone to allergic dermatitis, which would worsen the circles

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Whenever I use any kind of moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eyes (specially right eye) irritates. What is this? Is there any kind of remedy?

You may need a: Hypo-allergenic skin cream. You may be allergic to something in yours. Please do not use creams that contain alcohol because that drys the skin. Peace and good health. Your doc can help.

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Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?

Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?

See an Allergist: The description is suspicious for allergic contact dermatitis (although hard to be sure without examining the eyes or rash). If the eye is spared, then this is most commonly caused by a preservative, plant extract, or fragrance used in cosmetics or hygiene product, or via transfer of allergen from hands when rubbing the eye (sensitivity to nail treatment for example). Patch testing can help

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Whenever I put moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eye irritates. I don't want to leave my favorite moisturizer. Now what to do? Suggest pls.

Whenever I put moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eye irritates. I don't want to leave my favorite moisturizer. Now what to do? Suggest pls.

Try a new bottle: Try a new bottle- this one may have something foreign in it. If that doesn't work, you may have developed a sensitivity and need to switch.

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Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Creams.: Creams are always more hydrating than lotions which are more hydrating typically than serums. A great intensive over-the-counter moisturizer is cerave cream. For a good eye repair product which is intensely moisturizing, try skinmedica eye repair.

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant.