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My eyes are dry, should I keep using lubricant eye drop?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & get checked

Otc lubricating drops are fine to continue using, but if your discomfort continues, you should get checked out by your family doc or an eye dr. Dry eyes can be caused by anything from the weather to medication side-effects to underlying diseases, etc.

In brief: Yes & get checked

Otc lubricating drops are fine to continue using, but if your discomfort continues, you should get checked out by your family doc or an eye dr. Dry eyes can be caused by anything from the weather to medication side-effects to underlying diseases, etc.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Johnstone Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Preservative free

Use preservative free if you are using your drops more than 4-5 times a day.

In brief: Preservative free

Use preservative free if you are using your drops more than 4-5 times a day.
Dr. Johnstone Kim
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Dry eye

Dry eye is a chronic problem do you will likely need to continue the lubricant drops indefinitely.
In mild dry eye, warm compresses, oral omega-3 fatty acid supplements, increase water intake, and environmental changes can decrease the need for drops.

In brief: Dry eye

Dry eye is a chronic problem do you will likely need to continue the lubricant drops indefinitely.
In mild dry eye, warm compresses, oral omega-3 fatty acid supplements, increase water intake, and environmental changes can decrease the need for drops.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes if it helps

More than 4 times a day, then use preservative free tears, thinner = less blurring but lasts shorter vs.
Thicker = more blurring but lasts longer check with an eye doc to see if need any other therapy.

In brief: Yes if it helps

More than 4 times a day, then use preservative free tears, thinner = less blurring but lasts shorter vs.
Thicker = more blurring but lasts longer check with an eye doc to see if need any other therapy.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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