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Need docs answers! What eye drops are good to cure dry eyes?

Dry eyes. There is no cure for dry eyes. They can be treated effectively with a variety of different artificial tears. It's important to have your eyes evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine if there is another cause for your symptoms besides dry eyes. Read more...

Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?

Yes, . Yes, using flaxseed oil may help make tears more oily, which may help stabilize your tear film. Other things you can do is good lid hygiene which is described on our website: http://www.Eye-socal.Com/eyesocal-newsletter/160-why-do-my-eyes-burn.Html artificial tears purchased over-the-counter, are not really "medicated eye drops", and my patients find significant relief from dry eyes when used with the methods mentioned above. Read more...
Although . Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime i agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. Read more...

Dry eyes issue. Been using eye drops to keep lubrication. Eyes feel sore after prolonged use of computer. Is Computer related job good?

There are. more specific treatments for dry eyes..visit your OPTHAMOLOGIST for an exam and specific Treatment!!! Then take the job (if it's worthwhile) Your dry eyes SHOULD NOT PREVENT YOU from taking a job you are qualified for! Dr Z. Read more...

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...

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

Be weary!! Be very careful! most over the counter dry-eye drops are not approved with contact lenses! even some that say 'contact lens' on it are still not approved. The only ones I am aware of is optive ( plain optive, not optive refresh) and drops that are preservative free. Be careful. Read more...
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...