DRY EYES

DRY EYE MANAGEMENT Mild Dryness Preservative-free eye drops with low viscosity lubricants such as: Oasis Tears PF (www.oasismedical.com) Clear eyes PURE Relief PF bottle (Medtech) Genteal Mild PF (Novartis) Hypotears PF (Novartis) Refresh Plus PF (Allergan) Refresh Plus PF (Allergan) Refresh Classic PF (Allergan) Tears Naturale Free (Alcon) The following eye drops are approved for use when wearing CONTACT LENSES: Oasis Tears Plus PF (www.oasismedical.com) Refresh Contacts (Allergan) MiniDrops PF (www.minidrops.com) (Optics Laboratory) Systane CONTACTS LUBRICANT DROPS (Alcon) Directions: instill one drop in the lower cul-de-sac of each eye once an hour as long as symptoms persist. If you are adverse to using eye drops try the following eyelid spray: Tears Again Advanced Liposome Eyelid Spray (OCuSOFT) spray onto the outer lids four times a day. Moderate Dryness Preservative-free eye drops with medium viscosity lubricants such as: Oasis Tears Plus (available for purchase from EyeCare.HealthCare) Ocucoat PF (B+L) Retaine PF (OCuSOFT) Refresh Optive Soothe XP Emollient Lubricant Eye Drops PF (B+L) Refresh Optive Advanced –Triple Action Relief Systane Balance PF (Alcon) Refresh Optive MEGA-3 Systane Ultra PF (Alcon) Directions: instill one drop in the lower cul-de-sac of each eye immediately before bedtime and upon awakening, if more treatment is needed, repeat once every four hours. Severe Dryness Preservative-free or gentle preservative ophthalmic gels such as: Refresh Celluvisc PF (Allergan) Refresh Optive PF Gel Drops (helpREFRESHamerica.com) TheraTears Liquid Gel PF (AVR) Directions: instill one drop in the lower cul-de-sac of each eye immediately before bedtime and upon awakening. Ointments Refresh PM Lubricant Eye Ointment (Allergan) Systane NightTime Ointment (Alcon) Refresh Lacri-lube Lubricant Eye Ointment (Allergan) Tears Naturale Ointment PF (Alcon) Soothe Night Time Lubricant Eye Ointment (B+L) VITA-POS (available on Amazon.com) Drctns:instill a one inch line into the lower cul-de-sac of each eye immediately before bedtime and upon awakening . Cleaning your lashes Shampoo the upper and lower lashes using a commercially available product such as: Oasis Lid & Lash Gel Cleanser (available for purchase at our office) OCuSOFT Foam or Pad Lid Scrub Original Lid Wipes SPF by Akorn LidHygenix Eyelid Cleanser (www.lidhygenix.com) SteriLid Eyelid Cleanser by TheraTears Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply the lid cleanser. Clean the lashes once a day. Return to your eye doctor for further evaluation + treatment if these recommendations do not provide relief. OTCdryeye05082018