Which eye drops to choose?
You are sensitive to allergies, your eyes are dry and irritated but you don't know which moisturizing eye drops to choose? Don't panic, here is a buying guide to find the right moisturizing eye drops for you:
- Avoid eye drops containing tetracaine: Tetracaine is a local anesthetic that can be used to numb pain. However, it can also irritate the eyes and can cause long-term eye damage.
- Check the active ingredients: Moisturizing eye drops may contain different active ingredients to help relieve dry eyes. Some of the most common ingredients include hyaluronic acid, carbomer and polyethylene glycol. Check the active ingredients to choose the one that best suits your needs.
- Avoid sharing your eye drops: Avoid sharing your eye drops with others to prevent the spread of eye infections.
- If your dry eye persists, see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. They will be able to recommend a moisturizing eye drop that best meets your needs.
Finally, remember to follow the manufacturer's and your eye doctor's instructions for proper use of your moisturizing eye drops.