Are All OTC Eye Drops Equal?
Best Drops For Dry Eyes
There are few things more irritating than perpetual dryness in your eyes. Whether this is a result of the weather, a recent LASIK procedure, certain medications or something else, the best way to get relief is to lubricate your eyes - often.
Our doctors prefer Refresh artificial tears and eye drops above other brands. Not only do they come in a wide variety of types (including Refresh for Contacts and Refresh Gel Drops), but they are also preservative free and highly effective. Two other brands we also like are Systane and iVIZIA. As long as you get one of these three, your dryness should disappear and your eyes will get the quality care they deserve.
Best Drops For Allergies
So, what about when you’re battling red, itchy eyes? The culprit is often allergies, which can strike at a variety of times year-round as well as when someone encounters indoor triggers like dust or pet dander. If you’re experiencing such an uncomfortable eye condition, our doctors suggest trying Pataday.
This family of eye drops was formerly only sold as a prescription, but has been available over the counter for a while now. It’s prescription-strength, which is much stronger than most OTC allergy drops, and can provide relief in minutes.
When it comes to how to choose the best eye drops, we recommend looking for the brands detailed here. They’re your best bet to get quality relief at your local drugstore.
OTC drops not doing the trick? Contact us today to get to the bottom of more severe eye troubles.