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How often can I safely use artificial tears?

Artificial tears are drops that you can safely use in your eyes as often as you need them, and they will not harm the eyes. If you are using them frequently, you may wish to get "preservative-free" tears, as sometimes the preservatives can be irritating for some people. Also, if you are finding you need the artificial tears often, it may be a good idea to speak with your eye doctor, in case there is an underlying dry eye condition that needs further treatment.

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