*Correction* (if anyone saw my original, sorry). Yes, it has an antihistamine *but* it also has a vasoconstrictor, which temporarily constricts the blood vessels to make your eyes *look* better. If you need an antihistamine, you can get one without the vasoconstrictor. There's plenty around.
Is naphcon considered an anti-histamic?
Do they usually give to poeple with dry eyes?
Correct me if I'm wrong, others in the community, but I have a really hard time imagining any dry eye specialist ever pushing drops with vasoconstrictors to their dry eye patients. If you ask them about it, and you're dealing with significant redness, they'd probably say it's OK to use a vasoconstrictor on special occasions only.
(My comments are about the vasoconstrictor part only) It not only masks it, it makes it worse if you continue using it. Problem is, if your redness is due to dryness or allergy or whatever, as jads says you can get 'addicted' to the vasoconstrictors as the only way to make your eyes look normal... all the while making them worse.
So, does naphcon-A cure the redness? Or it temporarily "masks" it?
Last edited by Rebecca Petris; 01-Aug-2012 at 01:09.
Reason: correction re ingredients.
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