Systane family of products by Alcon are specially formulated sterile solutions for patients with dry eyes. It is the #1 recommended brand by doctors and pharmacists. Systane eye drops for dry eyes offers a variety of product types for user convenience while simultaneously providing eye relief.
You might be wondering, what is systane eye drops used for? Systane eye drops are used for temporarily relieving irritation, burning sensation and discomfort due to dry eyes by lubricating and restoring the eye surface.
These systane eye drops ingredients all include propylene glycol (lubricant), hydroxypropyl-guar (gelling agent), and, excluding Systane Balance, polyethylene glycol 400 (lubricant), which collectively depicts a new generation of artificial tear formulations - Artificial tears mimics the natural tears of the eye and it is important in combating dry eye syndrome.
Systane drops come in a number of variations for your convenience for example:
Systane Liquid drops - these can be subdivided into two depending on their duration of use:
Systane Vials , they are specially designed for sensitive eyes with preservative-free formulas that are available in single-use vials which makes them convenient, they include Systane Ultra Preservative-Free Eye Drops and Systane Eye Drops Preservative-Free
Systane Drops , they are lubricant eye drops available in 5ml, 10ml, 15ml or 30ml bottles depending on the specific eyedrop that soothes the eyes by providing fast relief and hydration. They include Systane Ultra, Systane Balance, Systane Complete and Systane Lubricant Eye Drops.
Systane Gel drops - these are a thicker formulation which provides added protection by creating a protective shield that coats the eyes, they include Systane Gel Drops, Systane Nighttime Eye Ointment, and Systane Lubricant Eye Gel
In addition, one of systane family of lubricant eye drops can be used when wearing contact lenses, the systane eye drops for contacts (Systane Contacts) is designed for both soft and RGP lenses, it moistens the lenses while assisting in eliminating lipids and dirt deposits that can cause discomfort.
The required systane eye drops dosage is 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) or as prescribed by your doctor.