Refresh is a tear substitute. It is used as a lubricant for dry eyes. It is also used for the temporary relief of burning, irritation and/or discomfort due to dryness of eyes. Moreover, it is used to lubricate and re-wet soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. It is also indicated to relieve dryness, irritation, and discomfort that may be associated with lens wear.
Q. What are the side effects of Refresh?
You may experience visual disturbances, eye discharge, and may notice medication residue while using this medicine. Some other side effects of this medicine include redness of the eye, eye irritation, burning and discomfort, eyelid swelling and itching of the eye.
Q. How should Refresh be stored?
Store at or below 25°C and out of the reach of children. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface and replace the cap after every use. Remember not to use the eye drops after the expiry date or after 30 days of opening it.
Q. How should Refresh be used?
If you are using it for dry eyes, instil 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed. If you are using it to lubricate soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye with the lenses on as needed or as directed by your doctor. Blink several times after pouring the drops.
Q. Is Refresh bad?
No, Refresh is a safe medicine. It is meant for external use only and is not harmful. In some patients, Refresh may cause eye irritation (burning and discomfort), eye pain, itchy eyes, visual disturbance. Immediately contact your doctor if any of these effects perists.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.