REAL STORIES OF RELIEF

See what real dry eye sufferers are saying about living with dry eye symptoms and how SYSTANE® products have made a real difference in their lives.

We've teamed up with business legend Barbara Corcoran to create the Real Relief for Visionary Women grant program to give entrepreneurs who suffer from dry eye symptoms an opportunity to raise much-needed capital for their businesses.

Are you an entrepreneur that could use funding? Apply now for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or D.​C.​ who have reached the age of majority (18 in most states). Void in Puerto Rico, Guam and where prohibited by law. For complete official rules, including additional eligibility criteria, entry information, prize descriptions, and other details visit https://ifundwomen.​com/visionary-women/contest-rules.​ Contest begins on or about 7/10/19 at 12:​00 AM Central Time (CDT) and ends at 11:​59 PM CDT on 8/31/19. ARV of all prizes: $51,869. Sponsor: Alcon Vision, LLC, 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76134; Administrator: iFundWomen, 575 5th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

You are a mentor to women entrepreneurs and help them get financial relief for their businesses. Can you tell us what drew you to helping support other women in business?

Women work harder than most men and yet when it comes time to get a small business loan or credit line, the often either don’t ask or ask and don’t get it. I do everything in my power to support other women in business because they deserve the help.

Financial relief is so critical when you are running a startup or small business. Can you tell us a little about what that relief feels like?

It’s a terrible feeling when you’re doing everything right and you’re growing your business and the only thing standing in the way is consistent cash flow. I know, I was stuck in that spot many times and it held me back. Once you have a financial partner willing to prove their belief in you by extending money, it beefs your confidence up and allows you to build the business you always dreamed about.

You’ve mentioned before that you never leave home without SYSTANE® COMPLETE lubricant eye drops, why is that?

I’ve use all the SYSTANE® products and I find they all work well. But I spend a lot of time traveling by plane for media appearances. Nothing brings out my dry eye symptoms more than a plane ride. That’s why I tried SYSTANE® COMPLETE. It truly made all the difference. Plus, most of the hotels I stay in are either over heated or over air conditioned, and again it makes for an uncomfortable nights’ sleep. So, I never travel without SYSTANE® COMPLETE.

For everyday use, when I’m not traveling I find that with just one drop of SYSTANE® COMPLETE in each eye, I’m good to go. I also use it every night when I go to bed. Plus, it’s my secret weapon before every appearance. If you’re blinking while your being interviewed people don’t trust you, and I’m totally trustworthy and want to come across that way.

Did your eye doctor play a role in guiding you to SYSTANE® COMPLETE lubricant eye drops or in diagnosing your symptoms to be dry eye, a chronic condition?

My eye doctor gave me a sample of SYSTANE® when I went for my usual checkup a few years back. It wasn’t until she said that I had extremely dry eyes that it all clicked. I felt the relief within the first minute which upped my confidence.

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