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Are refresh eye drops bad?

Are refresh eye drops bad?

Refresh Eye Drops: Most eyemds recommend refresh eye drops by name. Any non preserved artificial tear can be used as needed. A preserved artificial tear should not be used more than 4 times per day as the preservative in the tear can irritate the cornea. ...Read more

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I am having OD upper eyelid swelling, tenderness along the upper lash line, and aching. I use refresh eye drops and optifree wipes.

I am having OD upper eyelid swelling, tenderness along the upper lash line, and aching. I use refresh eye drops and optifree wipes.

Sty, blepharitis: Your upper eyelid swelling may be due to inflammation of the eyelid marginal oil glands and skin at the base of the eyelashes. Any reddish pimple-like swelling could also be a sty, a localized infection of an oil gland. Try moderately hot moist compresses 2 to 4 times/day and apply for 10', followed by cleaning the eyelid lashes with SteriLid eye pad link: https://youtu.be/eIruHhmm31Y ...Read more

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Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

"Pink : "pink eye" is a generic term used for viral infections of the eye. Typically it is self-limiting but highly contagious. In the most common presentation if left untreated it will resolve by itself. So as far as natural treatments for pink eye, i would only recommend artificial tears or saline solution to rinse or debulk the viral load. However, if the condition worsens then it is best to discontinue all drops and seek the advise of your doctor. You never want to miss a possible bacterial infection that would require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Can too much refresh tears eye drops bad for your eyes?

Can too much refresh tears eye drops bad for your eyes?

Depends: The non-preseved form of refresh can be used as often as needed. The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times should you and can you use refresh tears eye drops a day?

Can you let me know how many times should you and can you use refresh tears eye drops a day?

Depends: The non-preseved form of aftificial tears can be used as often as needed. The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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When I open this Refresh Tears eye drops how many days should I use it or how many days after opening it will be expire?

When I open this Refresh Tears eye drops how many days should I use it or how many days after opening it will be expire?

As needed: Refresh tears may be used as follows: 1-2 drops every 1 to 4 hours as needed for ocular dryness. Sometimes you may have to use the product frequently for excessive dryness, whereas other times less frequently. You may also try refresh optive, liquigel for drier eyes. The bottle itself has the expiration date printed on it. Discard the bottle if expired, contaminated, or empty. ...Read more

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Refresh liquigel eye drops works amazing for my dry eyes more than any eye drop. Side effects using gel? Long term? How many times dy is ok?

Refresh liquigel eye drops works amazing for my dry eyes more than any eye drop. Side effects using gel? Long term? How many times dy is ok?

No problems: This is an effective but benign eyedrop. It is a good long-lasting lubricant and contains no products which can decay or cause allergic reaction. So you may apply it as often as you need to. ...Read more

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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more