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What is in drops for dry eyes? Cant I just use visine?

What is in drops for dry eyes? Cant I just use visine?

No: Visine is not ideal for chronic use as it contains drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. Using this drug frequently can cause problems. It is safer to use lubricating drops (artifical tears) which contain no medication. See your eye doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more


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How can I help dry eyes? Visine?

How can I help dry eyes? Visine?

Lubricating drops: There are several causes of dry eye and just as many treatments. A good place to start is to use a good lubricating drop. I recommend systane balance. This is an over the counter lubricating drop and is very effective. There are also prescription drops such as restasis, but this is a medication that requires a prescription from your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What eyedrops should I use for persistent dry eyes if visine does not work?

What eyedrops should I use for persistent dry eyes if visine does not work?

Many options: Be sure you are not using a drop labeled "gets the red out" as these are drying. You need a lubricating or tear replacement drop. Good ones for more persistent eye dryness are systane, refresh and theragel but there are many others. Has an ophthalmologist made this diagnosis? ...Read more

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What to do if I have itchy and dry eyes. I use pataday and I used visine and systane and warm compresses.?

What to do if I have itchy and dry eyes. I use pataday and I used visine and systane and warm compresses.?

Allergies: There are many causes of itching, as well as symptoms of dryness. It's important to have a thorough evaluation by your eye doctor to determine the cause (i.e., blepharitis, dry eyes, or allergies) to see what is causing your symptoms. This will determine the proper treatment. Some chronic severe symptoms may require treatment with prescription medicines. ...Read more

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Was getting pain in eyes from eye drops for dry eyes and I have stopped taking them for 2 days but I am still getting pain, could it be something else?

Was getting pain in eyes from eye drops for dry eyes and I have stopped taking them for 2 days but I am still getting pain, could it be something else?

Not sure: It's difficult to determine what is causing your pain without a complete eye exam and knowing what eye drops you were taking. Pain in the eyes can be caused from many things so it is important that you get an eye exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What's a really good brand of drops for dry eyes?

What's a really good brand of drops for  dry eyes?

Dry eye drops: I like refresh optive and systane ultra but there are a lot of good products available. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Not usually: can be helpful if you do a lot of computer work that involves a lot of staring. The eyes don't blink as often. Thus, dry eye syndrome is common with people spending a significant amount of time on the computer each day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Contacts: Yes. It is ok to use eye drops for dry eye when wearing contact lenses. If you are concerned about it, there are specific drops available over-the-counter specifically made of contact lens patients. ...Read more

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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, ...Read more