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Dry Eye Instructions

What is dry eye?

Some people do not produce enough tears to keep the eye comfortable. This is known as dry eye.

Tears are produced by two different methods. One method produces tears at a slow, steady rate and is responsible for normal eye lubrication. The other method produces large quantities of tears in response to eye irritation or emotions.

Tears that lubricate are constantly produced by a healthy eye. Excessive tears occur when the eye is irritated by a foreign body or when a person cries.

Learn more about Dry Eye.


Ocusoft Lid Scrub Pads -- Pick up at your local pharmacy. First, wash your hands. Close the eyes and gently cleanse lids using side-to-side strokes. Avoid touching the eye(s) directly. You can also use baby shampoo and water if you cannot afford scrub pads. Mix 1/2 baby shampoo with 1/2 water in the lid of the shampoo. Use cotton tipped applicators soaked in this solution on eyelash margin. Do not scrub in the eye, just around eyelid margin.

GenTeal Gel -- Purchase at any local pharmacy over the counter. Use this drop at bedtime.

Restasis -- Purchase at any local pharmacy over the counter. Use one drop two times a day. Keep in refrigerator. Drops may possibly burn. It could potentially take up to two months to work.

Refresh Plus -- Use as often as every 15 minutes, but use at least once per hour. After opening, the vile is good for up to six hours.

Take fish oil and flax seed oil daily. Use the recommended dosage on the bottle.