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Doctor insights on: Refresh Tears Lubricant Eye Drops

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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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My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

If sealed it is OK: There is nothing in Refresh plus that would decay unless stored in excessive heat. As long as the bottle/ container is undisturbed and the solution within them appears clear, you can use them. ...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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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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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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My left eye is hurting and it's kind of swollen. Can I use akwa tears renewd lubricant eye drops sterile? But it's says expire 4/13. Cab I still use?

No: Akwa tears are artificial tears. The expiration date is fine, but if your eyes hurt and are swollen, it is unlikely due to just dry eyes alone. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? Or they are same as decongestant drops? Does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?

Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? Or they are same as decongestant drops? Does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?

Artificial tear yes: You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use). If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant. ...Read more

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Can I use expired refresh tears plus eye drops?

Depends: It is reasonable to use these drops within one year of expiration. If longer than that, discard. ...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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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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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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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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Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Both: Thera tears are a helpful eye lubricant for any type of dry eyes. They frequently have to be used with other types of dry eye treatment but occasionally work alone. ...Read more