FAQs

Answers to Chronic Dry Eye Disease Questions

What is Chronic Dry Eye disease?

Chronic Dry Eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions, or environmental factors. One type of Chronic Dry Eye is caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation. When you can’t make enough of your own real tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the surface of the eye.

How can I find out if I have Chronic Dry Eye disease?

If you think you may have Chronic Dry Eye disease, Take the Dry Eye Quiz, share your results with an eye doctor, and ask to get screened.

Who can make a Chronic Dry Eye disease diagnosis?

An optometrist, ophthalmologist, or your primary care physician can diagnose and treat your type of Chronic Dry Eye disease. Find an optometrist or ophthalmologist near you.

What is the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists?

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs) or osteopathic doctors (DOs). Optometrists are doctors of optometry (ODs) and healthcare professionals for the eye. Both are eye doctors and can screen you for your type of Chronic Dry Eye disease. Either one can diagnose and prescribe RESTASIS® or RESTASIS MultiDose™ for Chronic Dry Eye disease caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation.

How do I find an eye doctor so I can get diagnosed?

Use this to find an eye doctor near you. Once you find an eye doctor, make a medical appointment to get screened for Chronic Dry Eye disease. Before your appointment, take the Dry Eye Quiz, and bring your results to share with your doctor.

How do I talk to my eye doctor about Chronic Dry Eye disease?

When you arrive for your appointment, tell the office staff that you want to get screened for Chronic Dry Eye disease and discuss your Dry Eye Quiz results and treatment options with your doctor.

What do artificial tears do?

Artificial tears are over-the-counter eye drops that provide temporary relief, but do not increase your eyes' ability to make their own tears. RESTASIS® (also available as RESTASIS MultiDose™) is the only prescription treatment proven to help you make more of your own real tears.



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Approved Use

RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

Important Safety Information

Do not use RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be careful not to touch the container tip to your eye or other surfaces, to help avoid eye injury and contamination. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to use of RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Product Information for RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose.

Dr. Tendler is an actual RESTASIS® patient and is compensated for appearing on this website.

†Up to a $250 savings on three 5.5 mL bottles or a 90-day supply of single-dose vials. Patients whose prescriptions will be paid for in part or in whole by Medicare, Medicaid, or any similar federal or state healthcare program are not eligible for savings or rebates according to federal and state law.

The actual savings on your out-of-pocket costs for RESTASIS MultiDose™ will vary according to refill quantity and personal healthcare insurance coverage. Please review the My Tears, My Rewards® program guidelines to learn more.

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Approved Use

RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion help increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

Important Safety Information

Do not use RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be careful not to touch the container tip to your eye or other surfaces, to help avoid eye injury and contamination. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to use of RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose™ and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Product Information for RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose.

Dr. Tendler is an actual RESTASIS® patient and is compensated for appearing on this website.

†Up to a $250 savings on three 5.5 mL bottles or a 90-day supply of single-dose vials. Patients whose prescriptions will be paid for in part or in whole by Medicare, Medicaid, or any similar federal or state healthcare program are not eligible for savings or rebates according to federal and state law.

The actual savings on your out-of-pocket costs for RESTASIS MultiDose™ will vary according to refill quantity and personal healthcare insurance coverage. Please review the My Tears, My Rewards® program guidelines to learn more.

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RES110169 09/17   © 2017 Allergan, Inc. All rights reserved. This information is intended for residents of the United States. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.