Clear Eyes, known by its generic name Naphazoline, is a medication used to treat redness and irritation in the eyes caused by allergies, infections, or other factors. It belongs to a class of drugs known as sympathomimetics. Naphazoline works by decreasing blood flow to the affected area which helps to reduce redness and irritation.
Naphazoline is available in over-the-counter forms and is often found in combination with other medications such as antihistamines or antibiotics. It has a variety of uses, from nasal decongestants to eye drops. The drop is used for the relief of nasal congestion due to colds and allergies. Clear Eyes is an effective way to reduce the discomfort associated with these conditions.
Uses and Dosage
Clear Eyes Redness Relief is available in the form of eye drops. To use Clear Eyes (Naphazoline) eye drops, tilt your head back and gently squeeze 1 to 2 drops into each eye. Close your eyes for a few minutes, and then reopen them. Avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 15 minutes after you apply the eye drops. Do not use the eye drops more than 4 times in one day.
For the ophthalmic solution (eye drop) dosage form, the recommended dosage for adults is one drop not more often than every four hours. This dosage should not be exceeded, as this may lead to possible side effects. Children under 12 years of age should not use this drug, as its safety and effectiveness have not been established in this age group.
Serious Side Effects of Clear Eyes
- Anxiety, confusion, or feeling short of breath
- Buzzing in your ears
- Changes in your vision
- Chest pain
- Fast or uneven heart rate
- Eye pain
- Ongoing or worsening eye redness
- Severe headache
Common Side Effects of Clear Eyes Include:
Form and Strength
Clear Eyes (Naphazoline) is available in the following forms and strengths.
Clear Eyes: Eye drops
- Tell the doctor/pharmacist if allergic to naphazoline or inactive ingredients. May cause allergic reactions/problems.
- Using Clear Eyes Redness Relief for more than three days can lead to rebound redness, which is when the eyes become redder when you stop taking the medication after taking it for a while. To minimize the risk of rebound redness, do not use this medication for more than three days without consulting your healthcare provider.
- Clear Eyes Redness Relief can increase pressure in the eyes and should not be used by those with a history of eye problems, such as narrow-angle glaucoma. Narrow-angle glaucoma is a condition in which the pupil of the eye is blocked, preventing fluid from draining properly, leading to an increase in intraocular pressure.
- After use, vision may be blurred. Dizziness/drowsiness may rarely occur. Avoid activities requiring alertness/clear vision; limit alcohol; talk to doctor if using marijuana.
- Tell doctor/pharmacist medical history, esp. heart prob. (e.g., high BP), glaucoma, diabetes, eye prob./injury, hyperthyroidism, before using naphazoline.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can you use clear eyes eye drops?
Adults and Children: Instill 1–2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times daily.
How many hours does Clear Eyes last?
Clear Eyes Drop provides maximum strength relief from redness and irritation and up to 12 hours of soothing comfort.
How often can I use Clear Eyes?
You can use Clear Eyes up to four times a day, but it is not recommended to use it more than that.
What should I do if I experience any side effects when using Clear Eyes?
If you experience any side effects when using Clear Eyes, stop using it and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
How long can I use Clear Eyes Redness Relief?
If your eye redness or dryness does not improve or worsens after using the medication for 3 days, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for alternative options.