Best Eye Drops, Lubricants & Washes in 2020



Refresh Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, 0.5 Fl Oz (2 Count) Review:


I have extreme dry eyes and have tried pretty much every over-the-counter moisturizing eye drops for relieving dry eyes. These, for me, are the best, most consistently good drops for my eyes. I've done a bit of study on the active ingredient in drops for dry eyes and Refresh uses carboxymethylcellulose. It feels good when a drop of Refresh is put into my eyes and it lasts a bit, considering the fact that I don't make oil to keep my tears from evaporating (which is the root cause of my dry eyes). I am always looking for that something better and sadly, have not found it. Most recently I purchased Rohto Dry Aid drops that rely on povidone and propylene glycol - these drops sting a bit going in and they seem to last for only a few minutes before causing my eyes to burn. I mention this because it really is, for me, sticking with the active ingredient that works. I would highly recommend anyone with dry eyes to try a few brands, pay attention to the active ingredient and then stick with the one that works best for you and your eyes. As I said, for me, it is Refresh, hands down.



Clear Eyes,Redness Relief Eye Drops, 0.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 3) Review:


I use this for any redness on my face. I have a big scar on my cheek that gets very red where the dermabrasion made blood vessels come to the surface. Before applying makeup I spread a few drops on the scar and on acne spots, and all the redness goes away. Also great around eyes and nose. If it's safe enough for my eyes, it's safe for my skin. I've been using it for years. This is the best of the redness relief products, and amazon offers the best price.



Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A Eye Drops, 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 2), Package may vary Review:


I have really bad dry eye—and for some reason, I’m one of those rare people that will get it 10-fold if I didn’t get enough sleep the night prior. It feels like burning pain—that’s the only way i know how to describe it. It has been that way for me since college/teen years. I also suffer from mild-moderate allergies. So..nothing works except for this & pharmaceutical grade restasis/xiidra for my dry eye. This product doesn’t give me all day relief, but it gives me a decent amount of relief for 3-4 hours. I’ve noticed that a lot of people prefer genteeal eye gel—and thicker substances—but for some reason that stuff does nothing for my eyes. I have no idea what this problem is that i have—but it’s directly related to how much sleep I get. And it’s such a horrible burning pain. Being in the sun is like torture :(
Glad to have found this product, and i hope they don’t stop making it.
Side note: I used to use the equate comparable product, but apparently there was bacteria in the products! Oddly enough, I was getting these thick white clumps in the corner of my eyes 1 hour or so after applying the product. Thankfully that all went away after I stopped using it for awhile.



Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops, Twin Pack, 10-mL Each,packaging may vary Review:


I have very dry eyes and wear the 1-Day Acuve Moist Contacts. Despite the name, the contacts usually dry out so much by the end of the day that when I take them out they're like dry paper.

I've tried using Visine eye drops and various contact solutions (Opti-Free PureMoist solution) to help, but none of them have had an impact and some even make my eyes feel drier (visine). However, since using these drops at night or a couple minutes before putting in my contacts, I no longer experience the dry contacts. I won't say my eyes are still as moist at the end of the day as when I first put in the contacts as this product is not magic, but they are no longer painfully dry.

I was worried about the amount/size as it's not very much, but I'm still on the first bottle and have been using it several times a week for 3 months now. I find I only need 1 drop per eye.



Refresh Optive Lubricant Eye Drops, 60 Single-Use Containers, 0.01 fl oz (0.4mL) each Sterile Review:


Pros:
Instant relief
Long-lasting relief if you use them regularly
Glycerin coats your eyes
Sanitary single vials

Cons:
Price fluctuates way too much, and even at their low, they still feel overpriced

I had Lasik Eye Surgery in January of 2012. Combine that with being an avid Video Gamer, TV Watcher, and the fact that I am an Information Sciences major and my eyes are being strained quite a bit. As you can imagine, this leads to having extremely dry eyes, particularly in dry winters and changing seasons. These eye drops were recommended to me immediately following my procedure, and I remember buying the 20 packs from local department stores and they were charging $12 a piece. I would use a pack a day (I had some major complications and I had to take a variety of different drops every 30 minutes). These costs added up quick.

Luckily, Amazon now offers the 60 pack, currently for a decent price. Although I still feel like these companies are making a killing off of eye drops, I won't argue with how satisfying it feels once these drops touch my eyes after a long straining day.



Systane Complete Lubricant Eye Drops, 2x10mL TWIN Review:


I have chronic dry eye, so I have some experience with many types and brands of eyedrops.

As thickness/viscosity goes, this is truly one of the thinner preparations I've ever tried -- the "nano droplet" descriptor seems to be appropriate. I find that they hydrate extremely well because, being on the "thin" side, they can get into all little recesses under one's eyelids, and they do not blur my vision longer than a couple of seconds. That's really a big positive, as I've had a lot of negative experience trying to get high-viscosity drops to coat my eyeball fully.

As for duration of effectiveness, I'd put these at a medium-short length, compared with other drops on the market. They do seem to last longer than most low-viscosity drops, but they don't last as long as I'd like for a drop that advertises itself as "long-lasting."

With that said, if you want a thin drop that offers great coverage and lasts for a medium duration, these are very good, and I can highly recommend them.



TheraTears Eye Drops for Dry Eyes, Dry Eye Therapy Lubricant Eyedrops, Provides Long Lasting Relief, 30 mL, 1 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) Value Size Review:


As someone who uses A LOT of electronics, especially due to my job, I highly recommend these eye drops. I started experimenting with different brands after driving to/from work and on multiple occasions feeling a sharp painful feeling in my eyes and having to squint to relieve the pain while still trying to keep my eyes open to drive properly.

While other brands seemed 'okay' and helped prevent these scary situations, I found this particular brand to feel the best. It feels smooth and cool on my eyeballs with no sticky feeling like other brands. It also works pretty quick as my eyes feel freshensd within a few minutes.

One downside is that it isn't guaranteed to remove red eyes. My eyes tend to get reddish when tired, and while the drops help with any irritation I feel, my eyes can still look a bit red. I think I just have particularly sensitive eyes however, so I won't knock a star off for that.

I would recommend getting these every month. While there's enough liquid to last multiple months depending on how often you use them, it seems the most 'fresh' on my eyes when used within a month's time. Personally I have them on a monthly subscription shipment.



LUMIFY Redness Reliever Eye Drops 0.25 Fl Oz (7.5mL) Review:


Been waiting years for the FDA approval and release of these brimonidine tartrate drops. I'm one of many red eye patients who suffer from rebound hyperemia, thanks to the continuous use of those other eye redness drops (I regularly used max strength naphazoline hydrochloride drops). Over time, I could see the effectiveness of those other drops gradually decline -- to the point where they barely even lasted for a few hours. I knew it was time for me to toss those drops and find something else. I've been constantly monitoring the other success stories of people who switched over to the off-label use of low-dose brimonidine drops, and I was so excited when I found out the well-established Valeant Pharmaceuticals submitted a New Drug application to the FDA for approval. I pre-ordered these bad boys as soon as they were made available on Amazon. Let me just say, those success stories were absolutely spot on. These new Lumify drops are FAR superior to those other redness drops on so many different levels. I'd recommend anyone who has eye redness to use these eye drops, and be sure to throw away all those other redness drops to avoid rebound effects. Absolutely worth every penny. Good luck!



LUMIFY Redness Reliever Eye Drops 0.08 Fl Oz (2.5mL) Review:


Been waiting years for the FDA approval and release of these brimonidine tartrate drops. I'm one of many red eye patients who suffer from rebound hyperemia, thanks to the continuous use of those other eye redness drops (I regularly used max strength naphazoline hydrochloride drops). Over time, I could see the effectiveness of those other drops gradually decline -- to the point where they barely even lasted for a few hours. I knew it was time for me to toss those drops and find something else. I've been constantly monitoring the other success stories of people who switched over to the off-label use of low-dose brimonidine drops, and I was so excited when I found out the well-established Valeant Pharmaceuticals submitted a New Drug application to the FDA for approval. I pre-ordered these bad boys as soon as they were made available on Amazon. Let me just say, those success stories were absolutely spot on. These new Lumify drops are FAR superior to those other redness drops on so many different levels. I'd recommend anyone who has eye redness to use these eye drops, and be sure to throw away all those other redness drops to avoid rebound effects. Absolutely worth every penny. Good luck!