NEW OCUTEARS® FOR LONG LASTING RELIEF
Dry eye symptoms don't have to get in the way of your day; discover our latest range of artificial tears, specifically formulated for long-lasting hydration and relief.
Discover the Ocutears range
What makes the Ocutears Portfolio different?
- Ocutears Hydro+ and Ocutears Alo+ are formulated with the cross-linked version of HA (sodium hyaluronate).
- Cationorm is the first and only eye drop to use ionic technology.
- Ocutears’ cross-linked HA and the positively charged formula of Cationorm offers long-lasting hydration and relief, meaning you need to apply less often compared to alternative HA eye drops. What makes the Ocutears Portfolio different? Ocutears Hydro+ and Ocutears Alo+ are formulated with the cross-linked version of HA (sodium hyaluronate) and Cationorm is the first and only eye drop to use ionic technology. Ocutears’ cross-linked HA and the positively charged formula of Cationorm offers long-lasting hydration and relief, meaning you need to apply less often compared to alternative HA eye drops.
Artificial tears work to:
- Make your eyes feel less dry
- Create a protective cover on your eyes
- Make blinking feel smoother and less scratchy
- Help protect your eyes from getting hurt (by increasing your tear film)
- Help wash away any dirt, allergens, or irritants that might be on your eye’s surface
- Lower the chance of your eyes getting swollen or infected
- Reduce redness
Ocutears Hydro+ & Ocutears Alo+
How Ocutears Hydro+ & Ocutears Alo+ Work:
More than salt water
Your tears contain a delicate balance of water, oil, and mucus.
Artificial tears mimic this to boost your quality and quantity of tears.
Cross-linked sodium hyaluronate
Ocutears Hydro+ and Alo+ contains sodium hyaluronate (0.4%), which is a type of moisturiser that is naturally found in the body.
The “cross-linked” part means that the molecules are connected in a special way that makes it better at staying in place where it’s needed.
Ocutears is different
Some eye drops contain sodium hyaluronate but this is not the same. Ocutears Hydro+ and Alo+ are formulated with the cross-linked version. It lasts longer, compared to the non-cross-linked version.
Easy to apply
Drops don’t have to be a drag! Get on with your day with fewer dry eye interruptions, thanks to Ocutears’ long-lasting formulas.
Cross-linked sodium hyaluronate (0.4%) in Ocutears Hydro+ and Ocutears Alo+ means you may need to apply less often than alternatives (without cross-linked sodium hyaluronate).
And, applying your eye drops is simple!
Read our tips for even better results and fuss-free application.
With Ocutears, experience lasting relief from the symptoms of dry eye
As the specialist in ophthalmology, Santen is continually advancing dry eye disease care. They have more than 130 years of commitment to ophthalmology and stay at the leading edge to anticipate emerging ophthalmic challenges in dry eye disease.
Many factors lead to dry eye disease which can result in serious discomfort, visual disturbance, and even damage to the surface of the eye. Santen’s portfolio of artificial tear eye drops hydrates, lubricates and protects for long-lasting relief from the symptoms of dry eyes.
Always read the label.
If you are unsure about your diagnosis or you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding please speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this device.
Frequently asked questions
Many eye drops contain a preservative used to prolong the shelf life of the solution, but a recent study suggests that it can actually make dry eye worse. That’s because preservatives are a type of detergent and break up the oil part of the tear film. With long term use, it can cause unwanted side effects like allergic reaction, redness, irritation and inflammation.
It’s a type of moisturiser, known as a humectant, naturally found in the body. Humectants work by it attracting moisture – you can think of them a bit like a super sponge! It occurs naturally in the synovial fluid. It’s used widely, including in the treatment of ulcers, wounds and in skincare and cosmetics.
They are similar but not the same. Sodium hyaluronate is more stable than hyaluronic acid and is less prone to oxidation. However, sometimes companies don’t distinguish between the two ingredients on product labels. Ocutears Hydro+ and Alo+ contain cross-linked sodium hyaluronate, a different form of sodium hyaluronate.
The “cross-linked” part means that the molecules are connected in a special way that makes it better at staying in place where it’s needed. This means the symptom relief lasts longer, compared to the non-cross-linked version.
There is good evidence that artificial tears improve symptoms of dry eye disease within a month of regular use, but signs generally take several months to improve. Consistency is key!
- Air conditioning
- Air travel
- Car heating vents
- Smoky rooms
- High altitude or dry air
- Excessive digital screen use
Find out more about dry eye triggers and lifestyle changes.
If you’ve tried lifestyle changes along with artificial tears and you still don’t see an improvement, make sure you see your doctor. They will work with you to find out the cause of your symptoms and provide recommendations.
Administer 1 or 2 drops in each eye one or more times a day or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist. Always make sure you read the label and apply as directed.
Ocutears Hydro+ and Alo+ products can also relieve discomfort after eye surgery. Make sure you speak to your doctor for further guidance on post-surgery treatment.
Yes, but always check with your doctor first and use as directed. If you have more than one type of drop, wait 5 minutes after the first before you use the second. If you’re using an ointment, apply the drops first (ointments can keep the eye drops from being absorbed).
If your main symptoms of dry eye are redness and sensitivity, or you’re looking for a fresh feeling in the eyes, then Alo+ is a great choice. Find out more about Ocutears Alo+ here.
If your symptoms are caused by discomfort after eye surgery, overexposure to sunlight, air-conditioning or digital screen use, then opt for Ocutears Hydro . Find out more about Ocutears Hydro+ here.
If you’ve tried other eye drops in the past and haven’t got the relief you needed, then Cationorm can be a great choice. This is because it works in a different way to other eye drops. It uses ionic technology to lock its positively charged formula to the negatively charged surface of the eye.
All our formulations are long-lasting, suitable for contact lens users and are preservative free.
Artificial tears. Allergy eye drops. Drops for red eyes. It really is enough to make you rub your eyes in confusion! Here, we give you a beginner’s guide to choosing eye drops.