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Lumify Eye Drops: Everything You Need to Know

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If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication? 

Lumify eye drops can help reduce red eyes caused by irritation to improve your visual comfort.

Continue reading to learn more about Lumify eye drops, including what they are, how they work, and everything else you need to know. 

What Are Lumify Eye Drops? 

Lumify is a brand of eye drops recently available in Canada to help relieve red eyes caused by irritation. These eye drops can help reduce redness, improving the look of your eyes for up to 8 hours. With the high satisfaction rate of these eye drops, many optometrists provide this medication out of their practices, helping patients relieve red eyes. 

What Are Red Eyes? 

You can have red eyes for many reasons, whether from infection or minor irritation. Your eyes appear “bloodshot” when the blood vessels on the eye’s surface enlarge. 

Lumify eye drops can relieve red eyes caused by mild irritation, helping improve daily comfort. 

How Do Lumify Eye Drops Work? 

Lumify eye drops feature low-dose brimonidine, which helps relieve redness in the eye. Lumify drops restrict the smallest blood vessels in the eye without limiting oxygen flow. These eye drops help you enjoy clear, white eyes with less risk of returning redness when the medication wears off

Who Is Eligible to Use Lumify Eye Drops?

While anyone can use Lumify eye drops, you should speak with your eye doctor before using this product. They can help determine if this medication is safe for you to use. 

Avoid Lumify eye drops if you’re allergic to brimonidine, and speak to your doctor if you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Everything You Need to Know About Lumify Eye Drops

If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, you should know what to expect from this product. Learning how to use these eye drops, what they’re used to treat, and possible side effects can help you determine if they’re right for your needs. 

You can always speak with your eye doctor about any questions or concerns. They can address these questions as best as they can. 

Possible Side Effects

It is possible you could experience some side effects when using Lumify eye drops. If eye irritation occurs, or you experience another side effect, get in touch with your optometrist as soon as possible.

How to Use Lumify Eye Drops

Always use Lumify eye drops as directed by your eye doctor or the package’s instructions to ensure proper use. If you wear contacts, ensure you administer this medication at least 10 minutes before inserting your lenses.

Follow these rules when using Lumify eye drops: 

  • Wash your hands before inserting eye drops.
  • Administer one drop in each affected eye every 6–8 hours as needed.
  • Don’t use these eye drops more than 4 times daily.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the eye dropper or letting the dropper touch your eye. Direct contact can contaminate the eye and lead to infection. 
  • Wait at least 5 minutes before inserting other prescribed eye drops. 
  • Store Lumify eye drops at room temperature in a dry area. 

Can You Use Lumify for Dry Eyes? 

It can be easy to assume that Lumify eye drops can relieve dry eyes, but that isn’t the purpose of this medication. Only use Lumify eye drops to address red eyes caused by irritation.

Ask Your Eye Doctor About Lumify Eye Drops

Lumify eye drops can help treat redness in your eyes—relieving irritation and improving comfort. These eye drops can be beneficial but speak with your eye doctor first to confirm to confirm if they will work for you. Contact your optometrist if you’re interested in Lumify eye drops or inquire about online availability

Written by Donald Bishop

In addition to his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Bishop also earned his pharmacological therapeutics certification from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma. He graduated in 1983 and has been practising optometry in Alberta ever since.

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