Lubricating Eye Drops - Relief for Dry Eyes

Lubricating eye drops are artificial tear solutions used to moisturize and lubricate the eyes. They provide relief from dryness, irritation, or discomfort due to insufficient natural tear production.
Eye Care Product
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Available over the counter at pharmacies or as prescribed by eye care professionals
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Lubricating Eye Drops FAQ

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What is lubricant eye drops used for?

Lubricant Eye Drops is used in adults to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort caused by dry eyes. Lubricant Eye Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

How do Lubricating eye drops work?

Lubricating eye drops work by adding some of the same elements that your tears naturally have. This helps your tear film work more effectively to protect the surface of your eyes. You can get lubricating eye drops without a prescription. There are many brands to choose from, but keep in mind that no single brand works best for all types of dry eye.

Do Lubricating eye drops help dry eyes?

Lubricating eye drops—also called artificial tears —can help relieve this discomfort. What Are Lubricating Eye Drops? Lubricating eye drops, also called artificial tears, provide moisture and relief for dry eyes due to temporary causes, like being tired or being in a dry climate. How Do Artificial Tears Relieve Eye Dryness?

When should I use lubricant eye drops?

Lubricant Eye Drops is used when needed. If you are on a dosing schedule, skip any missed dose. Do not use two doses at one time. What happens if I overdose? An overdose of ocular lubricant is not expected to be dangerous.

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