Eye drops are a convenient treatment for several common eye conditions such as dry eyes, irritation, allergies, red eyes, and general discomfort. Experiencing dry eye syndrome or dry eyes is a part of everyday life. And if you are a contact lens wearer, you might be more prone to dry eyes, but it is not only lens wearers that are susceptible to this common eye issue.
Different causes of dry eyes
As well as wearing contact lenses, there are many other causes of dry or irritable eyes. For example, if aged 50 or over, you may find that you are more sensitive to eye dryness. Working conditions can also cause dry eyes, if you stare at screens for extended periods of the day without rest, your eyes may become itchy and irritated. Also, spending time in air-conditioned or heated environments can cause dry eyes. Some other causes can occur if:
- it is windy, cold, dry, or dusty
- you smoke or drink alcohol
- you take certain medicines (for example, some antidepressants or blood pressure drugs)
- you have a condition, such as blepharitis, Sjögren's syndrome or lupus
If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, do not ignore them. For instant relief from dry, itchy, and irritated eyes, we stock a range of artificial teardrops (or eye drops) for dry eyes, suitable for both contact lens wearers and non-lens wearers. Each eye drop can provide instant relief and help your overall eye health.
Over-the-counter-eye-drops vs prescription eye drops
All our products are high-quality over-the-counter eye drops. They are designed to relieve common eye conditions and dry eye syndrome. However, if you find that your symptoms persist or worsen even after using dry eye drops. We recommend contacting a healthcare professional to provide a more suitable prescription alternative.
Eye drops and contact lenses
If you are a contact lens wearer, you may find that you experience dry eyes regularly. If you do experience dry eyes, it is advised that you give your eyes a break from wearing lenses and use your glasses at least once a week. Most of our selection of eye drops are compatible with soft contact lenses. However, you should always check the label. Also, certain lenses are better for those who wear contact lenses, check our list of the best contact lenses for dry eyes.
Popular eye drops for dry eyes
At Lenstore, we stock a selection of dry eye drops from name-brand manufacturers. Our eye drops typically come in a 10ml bottle or single vials, making them perfect for travelling.