Viscotears Liquid Gel for Dry Eyes

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Viscotears Liquid Gel for Dry Eyes

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What is Viscotears Liquid Gel for Dry Eyes

Viscotears Liquid Gel is an eye gel solution which helps to calm down dry and sore eyes. This eye gel hydrates your eyes, through the “artificial tears” so that your eyes will feel more comfortable. They are the best match for someone who frequently suffers from dry eyes and has to wear contact lenses often, which can worsen dry eyes. Carbomer is the active ingredient present inside that aids the soothing process. Just one drop in each eye is enough to provide hydration to dry and weary eyes, helping you to feel relaxed right away. These eye drops are the best solution for easy and quick relief to dry eyes and can be taken and used anywhere and any time.

How effective is Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980)?

Viscotears liquid gel consists of the active ingredient Carbomer, which is a subgroup of eye drops that allows the eye drops to work as “artificial tears”. The eye gel acts quickly and naturally to hydrate your eyes in the same manner your natural tears would, making your eyes feeling more comfortable and less agitated instantly. Its quick soothing action acts to alleviate dryness in such a natural way that there is virtually no discomfort felt by the user. This product can relieve the eyes instantly and provide intensive care and hydration for dry eyes.

Can I buy Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980) online?

Viscotears Liquid Gel is available as an over-the-counter product or can be acquired through a verified doctor’s prescription. You can also book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy for consultation and have discussions on how to best use the product. It is available for sale online as a pack of 10g. If you require a quick delivery, you can choose our Next Day Delivery Service, at the check out stage of the process.

What dose should I choose?

Viscotears Liquid Gel is available in a 10-gram tube. Your need for eye lubrication controls the amount of your application. For regular usage, it is recommended to squeeze out only one drop into each eye and close your eyes for a while in order for the product to take effect. This process can be repeated around 3 to 4 times a day. In the case for children and adolescents, please read the patient leaflet and get medical consultation with your local doctor or schedule an appointment with a health care professionals here at Click Pharmacy.

How should I take Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980)?

In order to properly use Viscotears Liquid Gel, follow the steps mentioned orderly:

  1. Cleanse and wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. If you wear contact lenses, remove them at least 15 minutes prior to using the drops.
  3. Hold the tube vertically over your eye.
  4. Tilt your head backwards so that you are facing the vertically held tube.
  5. Place one hand on your cheek and slightly pull down your lower eyelid to make sure your eyes are wide open and ready.
  6. Look upwards in the direction of the tube.
  7. Squeeze the tube gently to place only one drop on your eye.
  8. Blink a few times to evenly spread the liquid gel over your eye.
  9. Wipe off any excess gel that might have gathered around the eyelids.
  10. Repeat for your other eye if necessary.
  11. Continue to do this process for three to four times a day, depending on your need.

Be careful not to touch your eye or the surrounding area with the tip of the tube as this may be injurious to the eye and contaminate the gel. If you use more Viscotears than the recommended amount, it is unlikely that you will suffer any side effects, however, if you notice any problems you think are related to the usage of the ointment, seek medical attention from your local doctor or consult the healthcare experts available through Click Pharmacy. Do not use Viscotears for more than four weeks after opening.

How does Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980) work?

Viscotears Liquid Gel has the active ingredient Carbomer that acts to provide intense hydration to your eyes in the same way natural tears provide them. This gives it the name of “artificial tears” as it acts effectively and naturally. This ingredient ensures quick and easy relief provided to your eyes to alleviate any type of dryness or soreness that you may be suffering from. This natural molecule minimizes the chances of irritation and effectively provides relief to dry eyes by working as natural tears.

How long do I use Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980) for before I notice a difference?

Viscotears Liquid Gel is advised to be used as one drop per eye, three to four times a day. Eyes feel comfortable and soothed instantly after application; however, the process might be repeated throughout the day based on the condition of your eyes. The gel treatment should not be used for longer than 1 month and if your problem still persists, please seek the help of your local doctor or contact our pharmacists here at Click Pharmacy.

What are the side effects of Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980)?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects so you may experience the following reactions in your eyes:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Discomfort
  • Eyelid Crusting
  • Eye Irritation
  • Eye Swelling
  • Eye Pain
  • Itchy Eye
  • Eye Redness
  • Increased Tear Production
  • Reactions In Other Parts Of Your Body
  • Skin Inflammation.
  • Allergic Reactions: symptoms can include itching, redness, swelling, or pain of the eye. Redness, swelling or rash of the skin around the eye.

When shouldn’t I use Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980)?

Viscotears Liquid Gel is not suitable for use by children under the age of 18. This product should not be used if you are allergic to Carbomer or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is made for ocular usage only and should not be ingested or used on any other part of your body. If you experience any ocular pain, vision changes, irritation, or stubborn redness, or if your condition becomes worse, stop using this product right away and consult your local doctor or contact our healthcare professionals at Click Pharmacy.

Do not use the Viscotears liquid gel after the expiry date shown on the tube. The expiry date indicates to the last day of that month. The eye drops should not be used for longer than one month after opening. If the gel becomes discoloured or you notice any other signs of deterioration, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist, who will guide you what is best for your health.

What Is the difference between Viscotears Liquid Gel (Carbomer 980) and Hypromellose Eye Drops?

Viscotears Liquid Gel is Carbomer based eye gel that works to provide relief for dried eyes. Hypromellose Eye Drops work to provide the same function except their main active ingredient is Hypromellose and is in drops form. The Viscotears Liquid gel carries almost double the hydration retention properties which enable the product to be more effective for severe cases of dried eyes. Both provide instant relief and comfort to the eyes.

What is Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes used for?

Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes is used to provide relief from dry eyes which may cause discomfort.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes, however, if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

What causes dry eyes?

Dry eyes may be caused by a number of different factors, including the following:

  • Warm environments
  • Age
  • Medication
  • Medical conditions
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Looking at screens for a long time

 

What is the active ingredient in Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

The active ingredient in Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes is carbomer. This ingredient is effective at providing relief from discomfort caused by dry eyes.

Can I use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes while I am wearing contact lenses?

To use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes you must remove contact lenses. After using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes you must also wait for 15 minutes before putting in contact lenses.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

Although it is often safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes, it is advised to consult with a doctor before doing so. This is to ensure the liquid gel does not cause any harm to both born and unborn babies.

Can I use other medicines while using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

Although it is often safe to combine different medicines with Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes, it is advised to consult with a doctor before doing so. This is to ensure the products do not interfere with one another and cause unwanted side effects.

Does using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes affect my ability to drive or operate machinery safely?

After using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes you are likely to experience a number of side effects including blurred vision. Experiencing blurred vision makes it unsafe to drive and operate machinery. In this case you must not drive or operate machinery until the side effects wear off.

How often should I use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

For best results it is recommended to use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes three to four times a day.

Can children use Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes are suitable for use by adults over the age of 18 years old. They must not be used by anyone under the age of 18 years old.

How should I store Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes?

Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes should be stored in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

Like all medicines, after using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes you are likely to experience a number of different side effects. Possible side effects include the following:

  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Itchy eyes
  • Irritation
  • Tears
  • Crusting
  • Flaking

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Viscotears Liquid Gel For Dry Eyes immediately and seek medical advice, from a professional, as soon as possible.

Carefully read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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