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What is the difference between Optive eye drops and Optive plus eye drops?

Q: What is the difference between Optive lubricant eye drops 0.5% and Optive Plus eye
drops 0.5% as they are both in the same section of the Drug Tariff?

A:  As you can see from the packaging both Optive lubricant eye drops 0.5% and Optive Plus eye drops 0.5% both contain sodium carboxymethylcellulose 0.5%. Optive lubricant eye drops have a  dual action formula meant to provide lubrication and osmoprotection to the cornea of the eye.

Optive Plus eye drops go a bit further as they contain a triple action formula providing lubrication and osmoprotection as well as the added benefit of protecting natural tears with a lipid enhancement.

Optive lubricant eye drops are recommended for mild dry eye and Optive Plus eye drops are recommended for moderate to severe dry eye.

Optive eye drops

  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Glycerin
Optive Eye Drops

Optive Plus eye drops

  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Glycerin
  • Castor oil
Optive Plus