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My doctor gave me samples of Systene (sp?) and Refresh Plus. He said to use these for 6 months after Lasik which was 3 days ago. I'm running out of samples, he said to buy any drops that are preservative free.

I don't want to buy the wrong ones and I looked at Target. The two brands he gave me are waay expensive. Can I used generic drops or another brand? What did everyone else's doctor say?
Both of the drops you mentioned are for dry eyes. Yes the drops without preservatives are expensive but I think it is a small price to pay for just a few days. I found that only the vials are preservative free. I think I remember that you can switch to something else after the first week. But check with your Dr. to be sure. I hope you are also using two other drops. One for inflamation and the other for infection.
I haven't had much of a problem with the dry eyes but my surgery was only 3 days ago.
Good Luck,
I have Refresh, Bion Tears, and Thera Tears. I've heard many things about the various brands. Find out what works for you. I prefer the angled applicator of Bion Tears. The best prices can be found at Costco or **************. I've had good experiences with many Target brand meds but have not tried their preservative-free tears. The single-use vials are expensive. An alternative is the bottles that say "preservative free once..." it hits eyes or air. The preservative is suppose to break-down into some other natural substance.

Honestly I do not use the drops at all. I do not have trouble with dry eyes even though I live in very dry climate.
I had Lasik last year and tried every eye drop there was, my eyes were so dry, they nearly killed me. I found that the Refresh and the Genteal preservative free ones worked best for me. My eye doctor prefers either one of these. Now I use Systane, and that's the only one I will use from now on out. They are thicker and stay in the eye longer than any others. I also have to use eye ointment in my eyes are night time, because I suffer from extremely dry eyes.

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