When my doctor first diagnosed me with dry eye, I read everything I could about the condition. The way I felt about it was, if you want to deal with a problem, you have to keep yourself up-to-date on all the information about that problem. Well, the same could be said for the solutions to that problem — you never know if there's a better treatment out there, just waiting for you. I'd been using the same drop for years and years, and it'd always worked great. But things change — our bodies, our environment, our daily activities — and certain days, it seemed like my drop just wasn't working as well as it used to.
I talked to my doctor, and he told me that some major strides had been made in dry eye treatment technology. He recommended a two-pronged approach to keeping on top of my dry eye symptoms: The first was a wholly new type of drop, SYSTANE® BALANCE Lubricant Eye Drops. There are a number of potential causes of dry eye: Some eyes don't produce enough moisture — that's what most dry eye drops treat. Other eyes, however — like mine — produce enough moisture — it just evaporates off too quickly. SYSTANE® BALANCE Lubricant Eye Drops was the only drop that could help treat this problem, locking in moisture more like healthy tears.
Now, my doctor said that the SYSTANE® BALANCE drops would be good for day-to-day use, but because my dry eye was often especially severe, he recommended a second drop to help me out on those bad days. SYSTANE® Gel Drops, he said, were thicker than normal drops, creating almost a bandage on my eyes for extra protection and relief from severe dryness.
So now I've got this amazing tag team on my side: I use the SYSTANE® BALANCE drops on their own most days, and they usually provide the relief I need. However, on those days when symptoms are especially bad — if the weather's dry or I'm working in a dusty environment or whatever the reason is — I use SYSTANE® Gel Drops for added, long-lasting protection. It really does pay to keep up on your knowledge.
This is only my story. SYSTANE® may not work for everyone, but it helped me, and it may help you.
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