Eye drops often have to be taken permanently, for instance eye drops for the treatment of hay fever or dry eyes. If eye drops are used frequently, it is important that the eye drops are tolerated well and do not cause irritation or damage to the eye, as might be the case with preservatives. When preservatives are applied to the eye, they might irritate the eye surface.
Preservatives are frequently used to stop eye drops from deteriorating. Preservatives protect eye drops from contaminations with germs. However, owing to modern production methods, it is no longer necessary to add preservatives to some eye drops. Some preservative-free eye drops are supplied in specially designed bottles to avoid contamination with harmful germs. Others are provided in single-use vials.
OmniVision®’s Preservative-free Eye Drops
To avoid further irritation or damage to the eye, OmniVision® produces many of their proprietary eye drops without preservatives, thereby improving tolerability. OmniVision® is offering a variety of preservative-free eye drops (some of them herbal) in preservative-free formulations for the treatment of dry and irritated eyes as well as allergies and hay fever. As these eye drops are made without preservatives, they are usually well tolerated. Preservative-free eye drops can be used with contact lenses.
Use for Dry and Burning Eyes and Hay Fever
Treatment of dry eyes with eye drops: OmniVision® is offering a range of eye drops without preservatives to relieve dryness of the eye: Hylo-Vision® sine, Hylo-Vision® Gel sine and Hylo-Vision® SafeDrop®. These preservative-free drops lubricate the dry eye surface. These formulas are also suitable for contact lens wearers. Eye drops for dry eyes
For the treatment of irritated and burning eyes, OmniVision® provides Herba-Vision® Augentrost sine, a preservative-free herbal wetting solution which is tolerated well. This treatment is also suitable for contact lens wearers. Eye drops for burning eyes
Many eye drops for the treatment of watering eyes caused by allergies and hay fever are also available in preservative-free formulas. Preservative-free products for use with allergies and hay fever include Azela-Vision® sine and Azela-Vision® MD sine. Eye drops for hay fever and allergies
Preservative-free Eye Drops: Medical Specialist Treatment Information
Before you start treatment, please consult your doctor to check for underlying conditions which need treatment. Your doctor can decide which preservative-free eye drops are suitable for you. He can also provide you with all information material necessary to advise you in the application of preservative-free eye drops. Contact lens wearers should also follow the ophthalmologist’s advice about suitable products.