What is Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes occur when there is a deficiency in tears. Tears lubricate the eyes and flush out irritants. Symptoms include itchy eyes, redness, stinging and tired eyes.

Treatments include lubricating the eyes with eye drops or gels. There are many options for over-the-counter and there are prescription lubricants available as well. Common drug classes used to treat dry eyes are CNI immunosuppressants, demulcents, and alpha agonists.

Savings Tips for Dry Eyes

  • New Xiidra Approved for Dry Eyes

    August 05, 2016

    Dry eyes typically affect adults starting in their 30s, and become more common as you age. Several other factors can contribute, including certain medications, and being contact lens wearer. Women are also more prone to dry eyes.

    Now, if you suffer from dry eyes, you may know that there aren’t that many prescription options out there. Individually packaged Restasis (cyclosporine) drops may be your only choice in some cases. See More

  • What Really Works to Treat Dry Eyes?

    September 01, 2015

    Dry eyes are a common complaint as we get older, more common in women (due to hormonal changes) than in men. Dry eyes can cause redness, irritation, a gritty or burning sensation, excessive tears, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.
    Most often dry eyes are a chronic condition requiring chronic treatment. Rarely, there is a specific reason for dry eyes that can be eliminated, like a medication or uncontrolled diabetes. See More

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Popular Dry Eyes Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
CNI Immunosuppressants 435 See Prices
Demulcents N/A See Prices
Demulcents N/A See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Dry Eyes Drug Classes

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