Best Dry Eye Drops – My Top 3 Artificial Tears Eye Drops

So what are the best dry eye drops? Well
in this video I’m gonna be reviewing my three favorite eye drops that can help
relieve even the most severe dry itchy eyes so let’s take a look. hey everyone
welcome I’m dr. Joseph Allen here from dr. eye health the channel helps you
with the eyes, vision, and finding the best vision product. so if you’re new here
consider subscribing. also at any point throughout the video check out the show
notes and links below for further information about everything that we go
over including pricing as well as active ingredients of all the different eye
drops that we cover. now if you are like most individuals including myself you’ve
probably already tried four or five different artificial tears with very
little success and in fact if you go to the pharmacy you’re probably overwhelmed
by the complete just expansion of how many different tears there are on the
market there’s you know there’s pink ones there’s blue ones there’s green
ones and how are you supposed to know which one is the best for you so now
let’s go over my three best dry eye drops that don’t address just one part
of the tear film but address all layers of the tear film. now the first tear I
want to review is Refresh Optive Advanced now again the reason I love Refresh Optive Advanced is because it replenishes all three layers of the tear film it helps
replenish the lipid layer the front surface of the tears helps with
preventing the evaporation of the tears you helps really replenish the aqueous
component the watery component of the tear film and then it helps protect the
mucin component of the tear film that’s the back portion of the tear film that
helps keep the liquid portion of the tears attached to the ocular surface now
this drop again excellent works for most people really well doesn’t really blur
your vision at all this medication does come in a larger kind of dropperette
bottle and it’s safe to use multiple times a day however if you’re somebody
who is either very sensitive to preservatives or if you’ve maybe had
some sort of eye surgery such as either cataract surgery or LASIK you’re often
using many different eye drops after those sort of procedures and all those
different eye drops, antibiotics, steroids those medications have
preservatives in them so if you’re using artificial tears on top of that it’s best to go to
a non preserved artificial tear and that’s one of the other reasons I like
Refresh Optive Advanced is because they have a non preserved formulation if
you’ve never seen one of these they come in these little individual dropperettes which are actually pretty convenient you
can store them either in your pocket, a purse, or a backpack but you just twist
off the top if never used one before you twist off the top you go ahead and put
the drops in and then after using them you can actually go ahead and try to
recap the solution and you can do that because they actually give you a little
bit more than just one drop for each eye and if you can do that you can save it
for maybe an hour or two and use it again later and again when you have non
preserve drops there’s no limit to how many you can use feel free to use them
as many times as you need to throughout the day again the Refresh Optive Advanced I love because it has those benefits of treating all layers of the
tear film and it has a non preserved option now let’s go over the Systane
brand of eye drops now Systane has been out for a long time
it’s a famous name a lot of eye doctors strongly recommend them and that’s
because they are that made by the Alcon company who is always doing research and
trying to improve their products now Systane Ultra has been out for a long
time that really really addresses the aqueous form of dry eye disease then
they had Systane Balance and that one is more for addressing the evaporative
component of dry eye disease but recently they came out with Systane
Complete and Systane Complete again addresses all three layers of the chair
film but it also has what’s called nano drop technology which really helps
adhere the solution to the surface of the eye and the effectiveness of that
the active ingredient in protecting the surface of the eye now again this
medication is excellent if you’ve been recommended by your doctor to use
Systane products then perhaps check out Systane complete however the only
downside I find with Systane Complete is that you know at the timing of this
video they do not have a non preserved option so you’re only gonna find them in
the larger bottles and you maybe don’t want to use it more than four times a
day now the final drop I want to review is made by the Occusoft company
and thats called Retaine MGD now Retaine MGD…MGD stands for meibomian gland disease or
meibomian gland dysfunction and again those are those oil glands that produce
the lipid layer of your tears so if you’ve seen a doctor and you’ve been
told hey you have evaporative dry eye disease you have meibomian gland disease
then this would probably be one of the best drops for you to try because it
does address the all three layers of the tear film but it has a strong emphasis
on restoring that meibomian gland the lipid layer of the tears in fact it’s
such a so-so geared for it that it actually has its main two active
ingredients are mineral oil and light mineral oil so it is a little bit a
little bit more sticky I find when I’m using it on my eyes but it does help
prevent the evaporation of those tears in addition this drop has what’s called
positively charged nano droplets so because the cornea is actually a
negatively charged structure by having positively charged drops they actually
help adhere to the surface of the eye a little bit better as well now what’s
really cool is that this Retaine MGD also comes in a non preserved dropper at which
again I really love because you can use this many times as day as you need to
the only real thing I wanted to kind of point out to people is that if you look
at it it’s kind of a milky color it really does kind of look like milk in
that dropperette and that’s not that it has been either an infected or that
somehow it gone bad or anything like that I’m actually people come into the
clinic and say hey about this whole box but I think they’ve gone bad they’re all
off the kind of like a milky white color nope that is normal for this type of eye
drop this artificial tear just comes in this kind of milky white color so again
that’s normal but again an excellent option if you’re having bad dry eye
issues again all these different eye drops are fantastic certainly if you
haven’t tried them give them a try you know if you want to check out other
pricing information or other active ingredients I’ve hooked up some
additional information and all the links below of course talk to your eye doctor
make sure you ask them more questions about what type of dry eye disease
you have and what type of treatment they recommend for you because there’s a lot
more to dry eyes than just artificial tears perhaps if you’re someone who
doesn’t like using eye drops you have a hard time getting them in then perhaps
check out natural ways to treat dry eye I actually have another video on natural
treatments for dry eyes and hook that up here in the YouTube card up above as
well as in the description below so high health question of the day which
eye drops are you using have you tried any in this video which ones are your
favorites go ahead and comment in the section below I’d love to hear from you
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  1. ⚡💥EYE HEALTH QOTD: Have you tried any of these dry eye drops? Or do you have another eye drop that works well for you?

  2. 2 days ago while playing football my eye's become blur then i felt headache in right side. For this i slept whole day. After 5 hour my blurred eye become normal. I felt this several time. So what should i do now.

  3. First of all love from India🇮🇳.
    I am studying Diploma in Optometry now, after this I will have Bachelor in Optometry and then Masters. So, think how I gonna follow you. 🙂

  4. Thanks, doc. I used Crystal Vision once. It didn't really made a difference for me and I didn't suffer from dry eyes so much and in the end I stopped using them.

  5. Hey doc, is it normal for street lights and lights at night to look like they are shattered like stars and bleeding light? I think something is wrong with my eyes. No recent damage or trauma.

  6. My cornea specialist recommended I use refresh omega three I think it has made a big help along with other suggestions such as warm compress and a particular medication I think it’s Doxycycline and it really helps.

  7. What I don’t understand is whether this type of eye drops can actually cure dry eyes or if it’s just a treatment to give relief to the patient

  8. Great video very informative my doctor doesnt even tell me 2 % of what you have explained My eye doctor recommends muro 128 only at night can you please explain how they work and your review on them also can you please review Restasis and how it works and how it differs from artificial tears?

  9. Hi! Do you recommend any overnight eye drops for contact wearers? I am going to also try switching my solution per your other video on that. Thank you so much! My eye doctor didn’t tell me any of this!

  10. Can you do a video on pinguela health? I feel there isn’t that much info out there about it and it’s hard dealing with it after seeing so many Dr’s. I’ve done every eye drop out there it seems like.

  11. I am a new subscriber. Just discovered your videos. They are amazing. Very clear, concise and informative. Well done!

  12. I'm always looking for good drops. I'm one of those weird people who will sometimes sleep with an eye cracked open, and then when I wake up and open my eyes, I get intense pain like something is stabbing my eyeball. The first few times it happened, I thought I just had an eyelash or something in there, but when I talked to my eye doctor about it, apparently it's not that uncommon. I really wish they would sell numbing eye drops! I tried sleeping with a mask on but it never stays on.

  13. What can you tell me about the Refresh for contact lenses comfort? I bought this ones because they say contact lenses comfort and I'm a first time contacts user.

  14. I wear contacts and I use the Refresh eye drop and they are so wonderful 🙌🏼
    Sometimes I’ll put them in the fridge put some on when they’re cold and it’s SOOO refreshing

  15. something stocked on my eye its so small and i cant get it what should i use eye drop? not in white in black sorry for bad grammar because its almost 2 days

  16. I live in AZ and developed extreme dry eyes. I have tried several types of eye drops but find castor oil to be the best. Any dangers in using it on a daily basis?

  17. I also really like theratears. They have been around for quite sometime. Refresh repair feels great too. It's just very expensive. I usually end up buying the mulipack of normal refresh at Costco. Can't beat the price and dissapearing perservative. Since purite neutralizes by light I just don't use them in the dark lol. Side note..I find that mineral oil irritates my eyes and eye drops that imply "balance" or "complete" etc. to address all causes of dryness often have them in it.

  18. I used to have severe dry eye's. Tried all these expensive artificial dry eye drops, nothing is better then natural way.
    I now use natural organic castor oil for the last 3 year's before sleeping and guess what it works great, I am fine with it for 3 to 5 day's after 1 time use only, and now I even use every 1 or 2 night and I no longer need all these artificial eye drops, so I would recommend anyone suffering from dry eyes "use clean organic oil before sleeping, clean organic cocco oil works as well but is hard to put it in to your eyes.

  19. I have really dry eyes especially the right eye and I was told to use tears 8 times a day. My main symptom is hard to explain basically I have this thing that moves in circles and it flickers. I see it more when I'm in darker settings and it becomes less obvious during bright sun light. It's mostly on far right side of the right eye. Today when I visited the doctor his nurse put some sort of drop in to check the eye pressure and after that drop this symptom totally disappeared for 3 hours. I am guessing she using a numbing drop

    I have been trying to see if it's a symptom of dry eyes my doctor says it is and he said I have a swollen cornea

    My question is is what I am saying making any sense

  20. I'm used systane before…but it not any improvement now doctor prescribed Opsion HA and talimus ointment…. Is it good??

  21. REFRESH OPTIVE WEIRD COLOR? Dear Doctor Allen: I love the content of your videos and your enthusiastic delivery. Great stuff. I bought some of the Refresh Optive Advanced single-use containers, as shown in your video here. I was all set to try it out, but I held one of the containers up to the light and noticed that the liquid had a brownish-yellow color. I've used lots of eye drops over the years, and they are all clear. Do you know if this brownish-yellow color is normal? I'm afraid to use them…but hate to throw out a box of expensive stuff. Thanks for any information.

  22. Thank you for Sharing
    Yesterday I Had A Horrible
    Experience With My Right Eve
    Horribly Dry It Felt Like There Was Something In It. and It Was Also Twitching .I Will Definitely Try The Eye Drops You Suggested..

  23. I like Rhoto eye drops the best because they have that oh so good soothing menthol in em, feel’s so good, use em before I go to bed.

  24. have you heard of igel preservative free from germany? any thoughts?

  25. Oasis tears plus worked best for me. I tried retain mgd it was ok but had to apply more often. I have mgd, severe dry eye, and had gpc due to allergies. But I’m doing much better now.

  26. Big thanks doc! I've only just discovered your channel after being diagnosed with chronic dry eye about a month ago. Your channel is a goldmine of information and I've started applying some of your techniques, which has brought a level of comfort back into my life that I'm hoping will continue to improve. I can't thank you enough.

  27. Hello sir..Before the day i faced pain on my right eye weekly once only.. The pain comes at night only… But now i faced both eyes… My doctor prescribed opsion ha.. But still im faced the pain daily.. What i vil do sir? Plz tell me.. I hope u will respond me wid gud 1..

  28. I also suffered severe dry eyes until I found these dry eyes reliving masks, it is highly recommended by my doctor :

  29. Hi it’s me sadaf my sis has aware dry eyes and scrimer test result is 6mm.we ere using systane n hylo artificial tears but of no use.plz advice me any treatment or medication.she has -5 eye sight.

  30. My mom is 50… half of 100 😩 and her vision is starting to go bad we are going to doctor today! It’s not terrible but she can’t see far away writing if it’s too small or my cats in our front yard if they are laying down… so what organic or kind of eye drops should I get her? I want to make sure her eyes stay healthy for as long as we can! I greatly appreciate this ❤️ help

  31. Do modern day computers, cell phones cause dry eyes? I've heard newer iPhones are really tough on the eyes? Any truth to this? Thanks Dr.

  32. I was trying the Lubricant Free Refresh Eye Drops bc I had just had PRK. However, I didn’t know I could put the lip back on!!!! I was like danggg I’m going through these boxes by the day 😅 haha thank u for the information !!!

  33. Hey doc what do you think about the latest Refresh Mega-3 eye drops and the Oasis tears and how would they stack up against the drops you reviewed in this video?

  34. Hi Sir How Are you doing.
    Sir I have done surgery for ritena last year now its OK but sometimes appear redness and something burning what kind of drops you suggest for me.

  35. A thanks and a question (though I certainly understand you don't have time to answer all questions):

    I came here looking for confirmation that the Retaine drops were milky in appearance, as I was worried that I may have had a bad or expired batch that had become cloudy. Thank you. And, for the record, the Retaine drops (at least very early on) do feel different than other eye drops I've been using in that my eyes feel curiously "normal" rather than "dry/irritated but with some moderately soothing liquid in them."

    Question: I've been using other "long lasting" eye drops for some time, but even when I land a single drop directly on my eye from a close distance (to reduce splash), or try to add the drop at an angle and under my eyelid, it seems the large majority of the drop immediately runs off and winds up on my eyelid, the corners of my eye, and down my cheek. I know this is normal to a degree, but can excessive run-off indicate anything regarding the nature of an eye's dryness, akin to the way in which rainfall stands on, runs off of, or permeates different surfaces? Or is it more just a function of the eye's anatomy?

    Thank you again.

  36. Recent contact wearer(myopia) in the i.t world and constantly on multiple displays and the time before putting in my contacts in(several minutes prior) systane complete is a beast especially when taking out my daily contacts at the end of the day is very soothing.

  37. Hi sir, my eyes are in yellow colour and like dark spot… Is this remove the yellowish and be whitning..??

  38. you are the best – so informative – thanks so very much:) I will check these out for sure. I bought the generic at wallgreens of the systane – what are you thoughts on generic store brands.

  39. I’ve used Gen-teal gel for severe dry eyes for over 25 years. Always had that grittiness in my eyes. Switched to Refresh gel and really didn’t notice any difference. Saw your video and bought Refresh Optive in vials. My local Walmart did not have the advance formula. But am so happy with this product. No more grittiness any more. And it keeps my eyes hydrated all day. Thank you.

  40. Helo sir. I am a stephenjhonson syndrm victim. After that my left eyes tears gland is not working. Redish eye and continius cold for 10 years. Is any treatment or drop help me

  41. I always wondered how can my eyes be so dry, itchy, & burn with the skin around the eyes hurting but watery? I can't figure out what's going on with my eyes??? Help!!! I appreciate this video. Thanks

  42. Hi! Your videos are nice.
    But can you please suggest me eye drops which are not derived from animal source as i am vegan person so can't use any animal product.
    Eagerly waiting for ur positive answer.
    Thanks a lot un advance.

  43. Having cataract surgery this week and was having nightmares about how to get all of the drops into my eye and not onto my cheek. Great tip – by stabilizing hand with drops on the other hand, it's a piece of cake! Thanks for the great tip!

  44. In japan they sell rohto vita 40 eye drops they are Vitamin drops that contain b6 ,E, Na, k they work wonders leaveing your eyes feeling refreshed and clear.

  45. Sir when I use contact lenses I am unable to read print things well while using glasses no such problems occur … what's the reason and what is the prescription plzz tell am very depressed

  46. Great videos. Thanks. I'm experiencing light sensitivity as a consequence of dry eyes. Do you have any advice for me please?

  47. I searched because I want to know what the eye drops I need
    My eye they have something object inside and I want to take out
    What the eye drop I need please help me

  48. Thank you for your videos so helpful. I have a question. I had lasik surgery done a month ago and at night I have used genteal ointment because my eyes get so dry overnight. Is it safe to use that nightly without clogging those pores on the eyelids? Also do you recommend anything better for nighttime relief. Thank you

  49. I used systane for a yr.its my doctor recommended,but now out of stock so i just have my option its Hyaline.Is it ok Sir😊?
    Sorry i just found your video Doc when i google it😉

  50. I just subscribed and am so thankful for your video. Last year I was diagnosed with Kerakatonis and had Cross Linking surgery. I then saw a specialist for scleral (sp?!) contacts. She talked about eyelid laser surgery and said i qualified because me eyes are so dry and my contacts quickly get dirty when it's allergy season. She didn't mention any drops. I have not had the eyelid laser surgery and would like to try drops first. Can you recommend what would be best for this situation? I used Blink drops after Cross Link surgery but they are so watery that they don't last but a few minutes. I can't seem to get answers from any other doctors about drops. Thank-you in advance if you have a chance to offer advice!!

  51. Thanks so much for this video ,, can you tell me some more details about hidrocil filac eye drop is it bad for eye dry or making redness worse ?

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