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Pros and Cons of Using Eye Drops

Eye drops are a very common way to administer medication – either preventive or for direct treatment purposes. You may have found yourself wondering about the potential ups and downs of being given eye drops. On the one hand, they seem to be a very convenient and functional way of taking medication. But, there have also been some complaints which are worth listening to. So, to help clear up the matter, here are some pros and cons of using eye drops.

Pros: 
  • Eye drops can be used to help to replace the natural moisture in your eye and these are often a life-saver for anyone with dry eyes. This condition can often cause a burning or gritty sensation in the eye, along with blurred vision. This can be especially bad during allergy season.
  • Medication in eye drops can go a long way toward helping the eye to heal after an injury on the surface of the eye. The fluid may also help to flush the eye out and prevent irritants from making the injury worse or causing an infection.
  • Eye drops are compact and easy to administer, making them much simpler to deal with overall than injections or pills.
Cons:

Of course, no case is typical and you should always talk things over with your doctor before starting or stopping any treatment. If anything, we hope these points have given you some food for thought.

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