A variety of symptoms can be a part of dry eye disease, such as:
Achy, dryness, stinging, burning, irritation, grittiness, feeling like
something in your eye and/or itchiness.
ARE OVER-THE-COUNTER EYE DROPS NOT CUTTING IT?
Many stores sell artificial tears that can help lubricate your eyes. For people with dry eye, artificial tears are often the first line of treatment. They typically offer temporary symptom relief. If you're using artificial tears like your eye doctor recommended and your symptoms keep coming back, don't ignore it—ask if you need something that works differently.
Over-the-counter eye drops=artificial tears.
XIIDRA WORKS DIFFERENTLY
Xiidra targets a source of inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. It can provide lasting symptom relief in some patients with continued twice-daily use.*
*In clinical studies, Xiidra was shown to, on average: reduce symptoms of eye dryness at 12 and 6 weeks, provide relief for some patients in as little as 2 weeks, and reduce signs of dry eye (the things your doctor can assess) by week 12 in some patients.