HydroEye® has been clinically proven to help reduce dry eye symptoms, reduce related inflammation and support corneal smoothness, based on double blind , placebo controlled studies completed. This formula attempts to address the underlying causes of dry eyes as well.
This product is a leading dry eye formula recommended by eye doctors for dry eye relief due to age, computer use, LASIK surgery, contact lens usage, frequent flying and other causes.
Serving Size: 4 softgels per day
Serving Size per Container: 30 days
- Total Fat 2.5 g
- Vitamin A (from retinyl palmitate and cod liver oil) 2080 IU
- Vitamin E (d-alpha tocophenal) 12 IU
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 240 mg
- Vitamin B6 (from pyridoxal 5-phosphate) 12.6 mg
- Magnesium (from magnesium sulfate) 40 mg
- Black Currant Seed Oil (15% gamma linolenic acid (GLA): 1570 mg
also contains 12-15% alpha linolenic acid (ALA)
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (100mg EPA, 70mg DHA from USP-verified fish oil) 170 mg
- Mucin Complex (60% mucin) 100 mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, Beeswax, Lecithin, Titanium Dioxide, Lemon Oil and Caramel Color.
Contains lecithin made from soybeans.
Recommend dosage: 4 gelcaps per day split up with meals per day. Start with taking the formula 2 two months.
- How long does it take for HydroEye to typically work: HydroEye offers long-lasting effectiveness with continued use. Results are typically experienced within 30-60 days.
- How does HydroEye differ from artificial tears and drops?: HydroEye is an oral formulation that works from the inside out to target the root causes of dry eye, and provides uninterrupted relief within 30-60 days.
- Can HydroEye be used with other dry eye products?: HydroEye may be combined with artificial tears, punctum plugs or the medication Restasis®. Because HydroEye is an oral formulation that targets dry eye internally, it works by a complementary mode of action to these topical products.
- Can HydroEye be taken with Coumadin or other "blood thinning" medications?: A study published in 1994 reported that supplemental GLA lowered triglycerides, increased levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and prolonged the time it takes for blood platelets to clump together- factors which may contribute to cardiovascular health.
Platelets in the blood have a sticky surface which allows them, along with other substances, to form blood clots when bleeding occurs, a process called coagulation. Since platelets are involved in the process of forming clots, the GLA contained in HydroEye could theoretically increase the effects of anti-coagulant and anti-platelet medications such as Coumadin, Plavix or aspirin. If you are taking "blood thinning" medications, your physician can perform a Prothrombin time, INR, or bleeding time test to measure how long it takes blood to clot. This will ensure that HydroEye can safely be added to your current drug regimen.
- Why does it take more than just fish oil to combat dry eye?: Although discussion of fish omega forms has centered on their use for dry eye, research has not yet shown fish omegas to be a lead dry eye player. Instead, they are a useful adjunct to GLA, an omega that has demonstrated significant dry eye benefit in three clinical trials. When the fish omega EPA is paired with GLA, they reduce inflammation in a complementary fashion. HydroEye features GLA plus USP-verified fish oil that, along with other important nutrients, fights inflammation and supports all three layers of the tear film.