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Blink® Tears Lubricating Eye Drops

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GenTeal®, Systane®, Systane Balance® and Systane Ultra® are trademarks of Alcon Laboratories.

Refresh® and Refresh Optive® are trademarks of Allergan Inc.


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  10. Data on File #116 - BEST Data Phase 1 and Phase 2.



Active Ingredient                                                 Purpose

Polyethylene Glycol 400 0.25% . . . . . . . Eye lubricant

  • For the temporary relief of burning, irritation, and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or exposure to wind or sun.
  • May be used as a protectant against further irritation.
  • For external use only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface. Replace cap after using.
  • Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy.

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

You experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of the reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


Instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed or as directed by your eye care professional.


Boric Acid; Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Purified Water; Sodium Borate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Chlorite (OcuPure® brand) as a preservative; Sodium Hyaluronate.


Use only if tape seals on top and bottom flaps are intact.