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10 best-selling eye drops (you can use with contacts too)

Eye drops, together with a solution and a case, are the basics of everyone who wears contact lenses. They substitute tears (that’s why they’re sometimes called “artificial tears”), reduce dry eye syndrome, burning, sand-paper feelings and ensure that contact lenses are always lubricated.

Which eye drops were the most popular in 2017? Are yours among them? We have prepared a list of the 10-best-selling eye drops of the last year.

place brand producer with lenses on time to use after opening preservatives
1. Hyabak 0.15% gtt. 10ml Laboratoires Thea yes 3 months no
2. Optive 10 ml Allergan yes 6 months Purite TM
3. Max OptiFresh 10 ml MaxVue yes 30 days Polyhexanide
4. ReNu MultiPlus Drops 8 ml Bausch & Lomb yes 30 days Sorbic Acid, Edetate Disodium
5. HYLO – GEL 10ml Ursapharm yes 6 months no
6. Refresh 15 ml Allergan yes 60 days Purite TM
7. Systane Gel Drops 10 ml Alcon no 3 months Polyquad
8. Systane Ultra 10 ml Alcon yes 6 months Polyquad
9. Horien Aqua Comfort 15 ml HAICHANG contact lens CO. , LT yes 30 days PHMB – polyhydroximet­hylbiguanid, Boric Acid
10. HYLO-CARE 10 ml Ursapharm yes 6 months no

We will introduce the top three in more detail:

#1: Hyabak 0.15% gtt. 10ml

These moisturising and lubricating eye drops for sensitive eyes provide immediate comfort that lasts all day.

Why are they popular:
• Hydrates and lubricates the eye’s surface
• Clinically proven to relive signs and symptoms of dry eyes
• Unique bottle system means NO preservatives
• Can be used before, during and after wearing all types of contact lenses

#2: Optive 10 ml

New, unique eye drops that promote eye comfort and contribute to long-term lubrication. CMC artificial tears and glycerin moisturize the tear film and create a protective shield on the surface of the eye.

Why are they popular:
• Optive eye drops relieve the feeling of dryness, irritation and eye fatigue
• They are suitable for all types of contact lenses.

#3: Max OptiFresh 10 ml

Eye drops with fast and long-lasting effect by MaxVUE. One of the most popular eye drops of recent years.

Why are they popular:
• Complete substitution of tears in unfavourable conditions
• They provide immediate relief and long-lasting comfort
• They also provide fast and efficient help against dry eye syndrome

You asked:

Can I use eye drops with contact lenses?

Yes, you can use eye drops while wearing contact lenses. Although not all eye drops are equally created. If you are not sure which ones to choose, always ask your optician.

Can I use eye drops with preservatives?

Yes and no. Eye drops with preservatives are not suitable for contact lenses as preservatives can be slowly released and damage the lens structure. If you have to use, note that eye drops with preservatives should be applied at least 15 minutes before lens application.

Back to you, which are your favourite eye drops and why?

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