Does Systane eye drops have side effects?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, change in vision, continued eye redness/irritation. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
What is systane gel drops used for?
This medication is used to relieve dry, irritated eyes. Common causes for dry eyes include wind, sun, heating/air conditioning, computer use/reading, and certain medications.
Can I use systane everyday?
Can I use Systane Complete everyday? Yes, Systane artificial tears can be used daily but if you find yourself using eye drops everyday you should consult with your Eye Doctor.
Can systane make dry eyes worse?
Yes, it definitely does. You use different types of drops to treat different problems, like allergies vs. dry eyes. And the wrong ones may make your symptoms worse.
Can eyes become dependent on eye drops?
Some eye drops are medicine and others are not. You won’t become overly dependent on artificial tears without preservatives. They have harmless moisturizers and no medication, so they re very safe no matter how often you use them.
Are gel eye drops better?
Gels are best for night-time use. They are thicker than artificial tears – though “liquid gels” may be somewhere in between – and theoretically last longer on the eye.
How do you use systane ointment?
For an ointment, hold the tube directly over the eye and gently squeeze a small strip (one-fourth of an inch or roughly 6 millimeters) of ointment into the pouch. Release the eyelid, close the eye, and slowly roll your eye in all directions to spread the medication.
Can I put SYSTANE in the fridge?
Do I need to refrigerate my SYSTANE® products? No. SYSTANE® products can be stored at room temperature.
How long can you use SYSTANE eye drops?
Do not reuse. SYSTANE® BALANCE – 6 months after opening. SYSTANE® Gel Drops – 3 months after opening.
Does drinking water help dry eyes?
Symptoms of dry eye include irritation, excess watering, blurred vision and the feeling that there is foreign matter in the eye. When it occurs as a symptom of dehydration, the best treatment for dry eye is to drink plenty of water. Eye drops can also help by lubricating the eye and washing away foreign materials.
What is the best lubricating eye drops?
Some of the most popular over-the-counter drops recommended by eye doctors include:
- TheraTears. Type: Liquid artificial tears. Expect to pay: About $8 to $10 for a 15mL bottle.
- Refresh Tears. Type: Liquid artificial tears.
- Blink GelTears. Type: Gel lubricating drops.
- Systane Gel Drops. Type: Gel lubricating drops.