With dry eye ever-present, and in fact on the rise thanks to excessive screen time of late, new palliative options are always welcome. Bausch + Lomb just released two new products, both in its Biotrue line, for patients experiencing dry eye: Hydration Boost Lubricant Eye Drops and Micellar Eyelid Cleansing Wipes. Both are free of preservatives, pH-balanced and designed with naturally inspired ingredients that support the biology of the eye, according to the company. 

The Hydration Boost drops can be used during soft contact lens wear to deliver quick relief from dry eye symptoms, the company says, and the pH-balanced formula helps to maintain ocular surface homeostasis. The drops are designed to mimic healthy tears with ingredients such as an electrolyte, an antioxidant and hyaluronan, a moisturizer found naturally in tears.

The Cleansing Wipes can help reduce eyelid buildup that contributes to dry and irritated eyes. B+L says the wipes can be used as needed on the eyelid to hydrate the area and increase ocular comfort. Like the drops, the wipes also contain natural ingredients such as hyaluronan and an electrolyte as a micellar cleanser, in addition to aloe, licorice and dandelion root extract to provide natural soothing, the company says.

For more information, visit www.biotrue.com.