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My eyes feel really dry and irritated? What drops or treatment do I need?

My eyes feel really dry and irritated?  What drops or treatment do I need?

Artificial tears: Try a good lubricating artificial tear 4-6 times during the day. If this doesn't help or if symptoms persist, see your eye doctor for an exam and other recommendations. If you wear contacts you may want to try glasses for a brief period until better. ...Read more

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My eyes get extremely dry and irritated. it blurs my vision, and I myself get irritated easily. Any treatments?

My eyes get extremely dry and irritated. it blurs my vision, and I myself get irritated easily. Any treatments?

Dry eyes syndrome: Is a common and irritatating condition. The dryness is from lack of oily secretions in the eye. Usually the eyes water a lot that does not cause lubricationhence the blurred vision and sensation of a foreign body in the eyes. Use of artificial ters like Systane Refresh etc can give temporary relief. The cure for Dry eyes is a prescription medicine called Restasis. When it comes to eye pain, don't take chances — see your eye doctor as soon as possible to determine the exact cause and get prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Restasis or other prescription drops good treatment for chronic dry eye?

Restasis or other prescription drops good treatment for chronic dry eye?

Dry Eyes & Restatsis: Dry eyes can be very frustrating!there are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach." Restasis works but takes weeks & may need steroid drop at same time (to help you tolerate restasis) more info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for year-round dry, irritated, watery, and sensitive eyes?

Is there a cure for year-round dry, irritated, watery, and sensitive eyes?

Cause?: We have therapies to help symptoms such as itchy or dry eyes. However it's best to figure out the cause--a dry eye due to a tear production issues, tear film instability (lipid, aqueous, mucin layers), evaporation, reflexive tearing. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to do to dry irritated eyes instead of drops?

Whats the best thing to do to dry irritated eyes instead of drops?

Dry eye: Dry eye treatment usually needs eye drops. You can also try warm compresses, omega-3 supplements, sunglasses, humidifiers at home, avoiding fans. ...Read more

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Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting lenses; lenses with wrong water content for your eyes; dry eye. Dry eye may be due to hormones, medications (eg antihistamines, retin a) or environment. It is probably best if you see your eye doctor asap to help trouble shoot this problem. ...Read more

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Dealing with dry irritated eyes? Are visine drops recommended or not?

Dealing with dry irritated eyes? Are visine drops recommended or not?

Maybe: Visine is a name of a company that makes several products, where its name has become synonymous with eye drops. Visine tears is recommended for dry eyes. However, get the red out stuff is not. ...Read more

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Can I use OTC eye drops along with the RX antibiotic eye drops? Eyes are dry and irritated.

Can I use OTC eye drops along with the RX antibiotic eye drops? Eyes are dry and irritated.

Yes: Lubricating eye drops can be used in between medicated eye drop doses to help relieve dryness and irritation. Instilling both types of drops close together in time may decrease the efficacy of the antibiotic drop due to dilution. ...Read more

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Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Initial thoughts: Really need to examine the eyes to know what is going on here. Ithcy/watery eyes generally indicate allergy. Mucus stranding can be a sign of more severe allergy. Sometimes, the eyes become dry as a side effect of antihistamines (and maybe poor hydration) taken for allergies. Your eye drops may be of too little potency or may not be targeting true cause. ...Read more

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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more