Ophthalmic Decongestants/ Antihistamines

Pollen. Pet dander. Dust. For many allergy sufferers, these and other allergens can spell red, itchy eyes. Products, like those below, work to relieve those symptoms by narrowing inflamed blood vessels and counteracting histamines, the chemicals your immune system produces when reacting to an allergic trigger. Got dry eye? Check out artificial tears and ophthalmic lubricants.

Product Name Percent of Pharmacists' Votes
Naphcon-A 29.0%
Zaditor 25.0%
Visine 13.0%
Opcon-A 11.0%
Alaway 8.0%
Refresh Eye Itch Relief 7.0%
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief 4.0%
Clear Eyes 3.0%

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Contact Lens Saline Solutions

Consider rinsing your contacts in a saline solution, which clears away calcium and debris before insertion. For optimal eye health, use saline solution after cleaning contacts in a contact lens solution, which is best for disinfecting and storing lenses. If your eyes are dry and itchy, check out artificial tears and ophthalmic lubricants. If you have allergies, see ophthalmic decongestants/ antihistamines and oral antihistamines.

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