He kind of eye drops you’re reaching for makes a difference.Not all eye drops are specifically designed to lubricate. Some drops are specifically designed to help relieve allergies. Others remove redness from your eyes. Over-the-counter artificial tears are designed to provide temporary relief to the symptoms associated with Dry Eye.
To temporarily relieve burning, irritation and discomfort due to Dry Eye, reach for artificial tears, like REFRESH®— the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand of Artificial Tears.†
REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops instantly moisturizes to provide immediate, soothing relief for dry, irritated eyes. It comes in preservative-free single-use vials and has many of the same healthy qualities as your own natural tears. REFRESH PLUS® has also been demonstrated to relieve post-LASIK dryness.* REFRESH PLUS® is safe to use as often as needed and safe to use with contact lenses.
Dry Eye is a reduction in your eyes’ ability to produce or maintain sufficient quantity and quality of natural tears. Insufficient tears can lead to:
Irritated, painful eyes
- Increased risk of eye infection
- Negative effects on vision
- Damage to the eye surface
An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye symptoms. In fact, Dry Eye symptoms are commonly reported among people visiting their eye doctor.
When our tear film becomes unstable, symptoms of Dry Eye can occur. Over-the-counter artificial tears, like REFRESH PLUS®, are designed to temporarily relieve dry, burning, irritated eyes due to Dry Eye.
|• Dryness||• Light sensitivity|
|• Irritation||• Transient blurring|
|• Burning/stinging||• "Something in my eye” feeling|
|• Gritty and sandy feeling||• Discomfort during contact lens wear|
|• Itching||• Stringy mucus in or around the eye|
|• Scratchiness||• Excessive tearing|
|• Swelling/puffy eyes||• Redness|
|• Eye pain|
|• Sunny, dry, windy and hot climates||• Certain medications|
|• Wearing contact lenses||• Air travel|
|• Allergies||• Tobacco smoke|
|• Dust||• Natural aging process|
|• Drafts from heating or air conditioning||• Menopause|
|• Infrequent blinking while staring at computer and video screen||• LASIK procedures|
Dry Eye is a common complaint among those who undergo LASIK. Dry Eye symptoms can last for six months or longer after LASIK surgery. But Dry Eye can be a factor even before LASIK. Some patients even seek LASIK because they have Dry Eye. Dry Eye can make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable and those who don’t want to wear eyeglasses on a more regular basis often opt for LASIK.
LASIK patients may report Dry Eye after surgery, even if they did not experience Dry Eye symptoms previously. Certain factors such as gender, lifestyle and ethnicity may increase the chances of having Dry Eye post-LASIK. But whether you had Dry Eye prior to LASIK or experience it for the first time after, your doctor may have recommended artificial tears such as REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops. REFRESH PLUS® Lubricant Eye Drops is preservative-free and recommended for post-LASIK dryness. If used for post-operative (e.g., LASIK) dryness and discomfort, follow your eye doctor’s instructions.