Can artificial tears be used with glaucoma eye drops?

Multiple Eye Drops. Artificial tears can be used with glaucoma eye drops, if you use them correctly. The trick is to wait at least 5 minutes between using different types of eye drops. After 5 minutes eyedrops have been absorbed. If you use drops at the same time you may wash out one drop with the other and dilute their effect.
Absolutely. Not at the "exact" same time, but if 30+ minutes after, then should not be a problem. If overly dry or irritated eyes, be sure to discuss with your eye dr.

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Eyes are dry from glaucoma drops. Other than artificial tears are there any other remedies.

Dry eyes . Preservative free artificial tears, oral omega 3's, and warm compresses. If not helping you can try punctual plugs and or restasis. Read more...
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It's okay to use eye ointments at night while using artificial tears eye drops for the rest of the day right?

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Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops. .. And blurry. And how can I cure it?

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Hi, Are Blink intensive tears safe for long periods of time, and are they just eye drops or artificial tears?

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Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

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Treat cause. The best way to make your dry eyes better is to find out the cause of your dry eye disease. Environmental exposure, decrease mucin , aqueous, lipid, pharmacologic, hormonal etc. Get an exam to determine the cause so you can get a customized treatment plan. Read more...