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TREAT YOUR PATIENTS' MILD TO MODERATE DRY EYE SYMPTOMS WITH A PRESERVATIVE-FREE FORMULA

For patients with sensitive eyes, Blink® Tears Preservative Free Drops provide all the relief of Blink® Tears Lubricating Eye Drops in a preservative-free, gentle formula. Recommend Blink® Tears Preservative Free Drops to your patients with mild to moderate dry eye and preservative sensitivity to give them relief from their dry eye symptoms.

HYPOOSMOLAR FORMULA

Blink® Tears Lubricating Eye Drops can help give your patients immediate relief from their dry eye symptoms by reducing hyperosmolarity (high salt levels in the tear film).1,2

  • Has the lowest osmolarity score when compared to other dry eye drops3

Osmolarity Scores1

Osmolarity scores across leading dry eye drops

By helping regulate osmolarity levels, Blink® Tears:

  • Provides immediate comfort1
  • Positively impacts vision quality after LASIK surgery4

In a 30-day study comparing Blink® Tears and Systane® Drops, the eyes treated with Blink® Tears exhibited lower osmolarity scores within five minutes of drop instillation on day one. Osmolarity also gradually decreased more over time than in eyes treated with Systane® Drops.1

With its low osmolar formula, Blink® Tears helps all three structures of the tear film: lipid layer, aqueous layer and mucin structure.

UNIQUE VISCOELASTIC FORMULA

With its unique viscoelastic formula, Blink® Tears has properties that make it similar to natural mucin found in human tears.5-7

May deliver better post-operative visual acuity for LASIK patients than Systane® Drops or Optive® Drops.8

  • 80 eyes measured for visual quality after LASIK using aberrometry1
  • Blink® Tears was shown to positively impact higher-order aberrations, which can affect optical quality and visual outcomes1

Helps stabilize the ocular surface6 by restoring the tear film with every blink.

Blink Tears<sup>®</sup> Drops thicken before blinking and thin during blinking to restore the tear film with every blink

Thickens and stabilizes the aqueous layer of the tear film by binding a large volume of water (1000x) in a similar way natural mucin does.9

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FOOTNOTES

GenTeal®, Systane®, Systane Balance® and Systane Ultra® are trademarks of Alcon Laboratories.

Refresh® and Refresh Optive® are trademarks of Allergan Inc.

REFERENCES

  1. Wasmanski A.D, Kislan, T. Cross-Over Evaluation of Polyethylene Glycol 400 0.4% and 0.25% Artificial Tears in Mild Dry Eye Patients. Poster presented at: The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting; May 6, 2010, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
  2. Montani G. Quantitative analysis of corneal staining after a PEG400 eye drop instillation in mild dry eye patients. Poster presented at BCLA, 2010.
  3. Data on File #135 Blink Formula Grid Comparison (update).
  4. McDonald MB, Donnenfeld ED, Klyce S. Efficacy of Blink Tears and Systane Artificial Tears on Quality of Vision. Poster presented at: American Academy of Ophthalmology. November 8-11, 2008. Atlanta, GA.
  5. McMaster TJ, Berry M, Corfield AP, Moles MJ. Atomic Force Microscopy of the Submolecular Architecture of Hydrated Ocular Mucins. Biophys J. 1999;77(1):533-541. 
  6. Huth S, Tran D, Skotnitsky C, Lasswell L, Mahmud P, Kim T. Wavelength-Dependent Optical Interferometry Measurements of Change in Thickness of Apical Corneal Tear Film Following Eye Drop Instillation. Poster presented at ARVO, April 27-May 1, 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  7. Creech JL, Do LT, Fatt I, Radke CJ. In vivo tear-film thickness determination and implications for tear-film stability. Curr Eye Res. 1998;17(11):1058-1066).
  8. Slade SG. Artificial Tear Preferences in Post-LASIK Patients. Paper, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. April 3-9, 2009. San Francisco, CA.
  9. Laurent TC. Structure of hyaluronic acid. In: Balazs EA, editor. Chemistry and molecular biology of the intercellular matrix. London, New York: Academic Press; 1970. p. 703–732.

DRUG FACTS FOR BLINK® TEARS PRESERVATIVE FREE DROPS

DRUG FACTS

Active Ingredient                                                 Purpose

Polyethylene Glycol 400 0.25%. . . . . . . .Eye lubricant

USES
  • For the temporary relief of burning, irritation and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or to exposure to wind or sun.
  • May be used as a protectant against further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye.
WARNINGS
  • For external use only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of vial to any surface.
  • Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy.
  • Do not use if carton or unit dose vial is broken or damaged.
  • Do not reuse. Once vial is opened, discard.

Stop use and ask a doctor if:You experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

DIRECTIONS

To open, twist and pull tab to remove.

Instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed or as directed by your eyecare professional.

OTHER INFORMATION
  • Store at room temperature.
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Boric Acid; Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Purified Water; Sodium Borate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Hyaluronate.

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