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Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that are approved for use with contacts available. ...Read more

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How long can lubricant eye drops last?

How long can lubricant eye drops last?

Varies: Some drops are thicker than others and have staying power. It also depends upon the need for drops to begin with. So it could last momentarily for very dry eyes to practically all day if the condition is not too severe. ...Read more

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Could I use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Could I use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Yes: you can use artificial tears with contact lenses. This might help relieve some of the irritation and dryness you get from wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?

Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?

Yes: It really doesn't matter where you put them, as long as they get in your eye. Most people find putting them in the conjunctival sac easier because you don't "see it coming" and the conjunctiva is less sensitive than the cornea. But you can drop them directly on your eyeball as well. Just be careful not to poke yourself in the eye with the dropper bottle. ...Read more

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Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can i still use?

Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can i still use?

yes: As long as the bottles were not opened so that sterility is not an issue, then they can be used after the expiration date as there is no medication in these products that can expire or decay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Is it safe to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Yes: Occasional use of artificial tears is okay with contacts in. Frequent use tends to gum up the contacts; so artificial tears that are designed to be used with contact lenses are better. They are labelled "for use with contact lenses". ...Read more

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Can lubricant eye drops stop me from having a blepharoplasty?

Can lubricant eye drops stop me from having a  blepharoplasty?

Possibly: It depends on how dry your eyes are and whether there are any related changes on your cornea that only an eye doctor with special equipment can observe and document. You may be able to have an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty but check with your eye doctor first. If you proceed your eyes may become more dry (at least temporarily) and you may need to use eye drops more often and/or add eye gel. ...Read more

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It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

Preservative free ok: If you use artificial tears with your soft contact lenses, it is best if they are preservative free so that the preservatives don't leech into the lenses. Alternatively there are many good contact lens friendly lubricating drops on the market. ...Read more

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Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Yes: Artificial tears are replacement drops for individuals whose tear production may be low or if their tasks result in high evaporative tear loss, such as reading, computer use, windy activities outside to name a few. Many commercially available tear replacement drops are available, and all work satisfactorily. If more severe dry eye problems exist, see an eye md for help. ...Read more

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