Throughout your pet’s life, their eyes are exposed to a multitude of things that can temporarily or permanently cause damage and irritation. Eye medications and treatments can be confusing and the options are vast. We have tried to take some of the confusion out for you by summarizing several different types of eye products available and their general uses.
AvidLife OS contains 6 antioxidants that are beneficial to the overall health of the eye, including N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine and L-Taurine. It provides nutrients to the cornea, conjunctiva (tissue around the eye) and lens. Because of the combination of numerous antioxidants, AvidLife OS plays an integral role in keeping your pet’s overall eye health as optimal as possible. Providing moisture for the eye helps relieve dry eyes while restoring eye health.
AvidLife OS is a safe and effective product to use on the eye and its ability to neutralize free radicals makes it beneficial in repairing damaged cells which is important in certain types of cataract repair. By providing a safe and healthy environment for the eye, many eye conditions are controlled or improved. The healing properties of AvidLife OS help to decrease the cloudiness that is often seen in the lens and maintain lens clarity. AvidLife OS is one of very few products available that contains all 6 antioxidants that have been shown to positively benefit the environment and health of the eye.
PetVision Eye Drops provide relief to eyes in patients with incipient cataract, dry eye and nuclear sclerosis. PetVision contains antioxidants and has shown no side effects when used long-term. By providing lubrication and nutrients to the eye, dry eye and certain cataract symptoms can be improved. It is important for your veterinarian to determine which type of cataract your pet has. If a cataract has developed from the center of the lens, the product may not be as beneficial as those arising from the outer areas of the lens. While many of the uses of PetVision Eye Drops are similar to AvidLife OS, the ingredients in PetVision Eye Drops are not provided, so a comparison cannot be made.
Nutri-Vet Eye Cleanse is a non-irritating solution used to clean the eyes and relieve discomfort. Using Nutri-Vet helps to clear away mucus, foreign material and other irritants around the eye, as well as decreasing tear staining. It also aides in preventing eye irritation due to chlorinated water in swimming pools, or debris that may be in lake or pond water. The main ingredient, boric acid, is also used in human eye cleansers to remove bacteria and soothe the eyes. Nutri-Vet Eye Cleanse does not contain any healing properties, but is an effective product for general cleaning of the eye area.
I-Drop Vet Plus is an effective eye solution that provides lubrication to the eye. It is most commonly used in pets with dry eye, unlike other products that are beneficial for numerous eye issues. I-Drop Vet Plus contains Hyaluronate, which is a blink activated, viscoadaptive solution that remains over the surface of the eye after every blink. Standard artificial tear solutions are quickly removed from the eye as an animal blinks which requires them to be used every few hours. I-Drop Vet Plus can be used as infrequently as 1-2 times per day. The lubricating properties al