DROPS FOR DRY EYE AT-A-GLANCE

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EYE DROP ACTIVE
INGREDIENTS
INACTIVE
INGREDIENTS
RX BENEFITS
Allergan, 800-347-4500, allergan.com
RESTASIS®
Cyclosporine 0.05%
Glycerin, castor oil,
polysorbate 80,
carbomer copolymer
type A, purified water,
and sodium hydroxide
Yes
• Prescription therapy for patients with
keratoconjunctivitis sicca, a type of
Chronic Dry Eye
• Emulsion technology provides drug
delivery to ocular tissue with a low
cyclosporine concentration
• Emulsion is designed to solubilize
cyclosporine
REFRESH® OPTIVE™
Carboxymethyl-
cellulose Sodium
(0.5%), Glycerin
(0.9%)

Boric acid, calcium
chloride dihydrate,
erythritol, levocarnitine,
magnesium chloride
hexahydrate,
potassium chloride,
purified water, purite
(stabilized oxychloro
complex), sodium
borate decahydrate, and
sodium citrate dihydrate
No
• Dual-action formula lubricates eyes
to provide long-lasting moisture and
comfort while also hydrating and
protecting the cells on eye surface
that can become damaged due to
dry eye
• Sensitive version available
• REFRESH available in additional
artificial tears (see below)
Amcon, 800-255-6161, amconlabs.com
Viva Drops®
Polysorbate 80 (1%)
Purified water, sodium
chloride, citric acid,
edetate disodium with
retinyl palmitate (0.05%),
mannitol, sodium citrate,
and sodium pyruvate
No
• Preservative free
• Antioxidant-based formulation
• Available in sample patient packs to
encourage office retail sales
Bausch + Lomb, 800-828-9030, bausch.com
Soothe®
Hydration
Povidone (1.25%)
Boric acid, potassium
chloride, sodium borate
and sodium chloride,
and preserved with
edetate disodium 0.1%
and sorbic acid 0.1%

No
• Similar to natural tears, it moisturizes,
comforts, and protects against further
irritation
• Clear, non-blurry formula
• Povidone is a demulcent, which
forms a lubricating, protective layer
that retains’
moisture on eye surface
  and helps the formulation to
supplement
the aqueous layer
of tear film
Soothe
Preservative
Free

Glycerin (0.6%),
Proplylene Glycol
(0.6%)

Boric acid, hydroxy-
alkylphosponate,
purified water, sodium
alginate, and sodium
borate

No
• Gentle enough for sensitive eyes and
LASIK dryness, can be used as often
as needed
• Restores eyes’ natural balance for
long lasting relief
• Convenient, single dose packaging
*REFRESH ADDITIONAL ARTIFICIAL TEARS. For everyday dry eye relief: REFRESH TEARS®, REFRESH CONTACTS®, REFRESH PLUS® (Preservative-Free), and REFRESH®Classic (Preservative-Free). For extra strength dry eye relief: REFRESH LIQUIGEL® and REFRESH CELLUVISC® (Preservative-Free). For nighttime dry eye relief: REFRESH P.M.®and REFRESH LACRI-LUBE®.
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