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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
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
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
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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