General FAQs About SYSTANE® and Dry Eye

See our answers to your most frequently asked questions about SYSTANE® and dry eye symptoms below.

    We offer dry eye drops that provide real, long-lasting dry eye relief and a range of other products to support vision health.

    Contact lens wearers can use SYSTANE® Contacts Rewetting Eye Drops to moisten your contact lenses and help remove debris that may cause irritation and discomfort.

    Contact lens wearers can use SYSTANE® Contacts Rewetting Eye Drops to moisten your contact lenses and help remove debris that may cause irritation and discomfort.

    SYSTANE® products are manufactured in the USA, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.

    SYSTANE® products are sold at all major retailers and pharmacies. If you don’t see the product you want in stock, ask the retailer or pharmacist to order it for you.

    No. SYSTANE® products can be found at all major retailers and pharmacies. Click here to find the retailers closest to you. 

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    No. SYSTANE® products can be stored at room temperature.

    No. Do not use our products after they expire. Our expiration labels use international dating, so the year comes first, then the month. Alcon products expire on the last day of the month of the expiration date. For example, if your product expires on 2022/09, that means that it expires on September 30, 2022.

    Dry eye happens when the tear glands stop making enough tears or produce poor-quality tears, or when tears evaporate too quickly, causing your eyes to feel dry and irritated. You can learn more on our About Dry Eye page. 

    Often a variety of factors can combine to contribute to dry eye. But most dry eye symptoms can be caused by age, hormonal changes, ocular surgery or certain medications. You can learn more on our Dry Eye Causes page.

    While dryness is the most common symptom of dry eye, some of the other symptoms are not as straightforward.

    • Dryness
    • Irritation
    • Excessive tearing
    • Burning
    • Grittiness
    • Stinging
    • Scratchiness
    • Lower tolerance for dry environments

    You can learn more on our Dry Eye Symptoms page. 

    While there is no cure for dry eye, there are simple tips and tricks that can help ease those bothersome dry eye symptoms. Those who suffer from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction may also find relief with Systane® iLux® treatment. Ask your eye doctor if the treatment is right for you. 

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    Important Information for iLux® Device:
     
    The iLux® Device is used to heat and compress glands in the eyelids of adult patients with a specific type of dry eye, called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye. 

     

    Potential side effects may include eyelid/eye pain requiring stopping the treatment procedure, eyelid/eye irritation or inflammation, temporary reddening of the skin, and other eye symptoms (burning, stinging, tearing, itching, discharge, redness, feeling like there is something in the eye, changes in your vision, sensitivity to light). 

     

    Ask your eye care professional for a complete list of safety information for the iLux® Device.