Artificial Tears are eyedrops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of your eyes.
6 Most Recommended Artificial Tears
Best tears for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) patients:
Balance (propylene glycol 0.6%):
Best preservative-free tears:
Oasis Tears Plus (Glycerin 0.22%)
Best tears for aqueous deficient dry eyes
Blink Tears (polyethylene glycol 400 0.25% plus Sodium Hyaluronate)
Best tears for use with contact lenses
Blink Contacts (purified water and sodium hyluronate 0.15%)
Best tears for those with severe ocular surface disease
FreshKote (polyvinylpyrrolidone 2.0% and polyvinyl alcohol 2.7%)
Best drop for longer relief and nighttime use
Refresh Optive Gel Drops (Carboxymethylcellulose sodium 1% and glycerin 0.9%)
For more info about artificial tears, please us at 407-292-9812 to schedule an appointment. As a primary eye care providers, our Optometrists will prescribe specific eye drops, that’s best for your eyes. This includes both over the counter products and the ones that required a doctor prescription.
- Mark B. Abelson, MD, CM, FRCSC, FARVO, George Ousler, Lisa Smith, and Urmila Santanam, PhDAndover, Mass. Bring Them to Tears With Your Treatment. Review of Ophthalmology. https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/article/bring-them-to-tears-with-your-treatment. Published November 5, 2015. Accessed January 16, 2018.
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