Dry Eye Products

Dry eyes is a painful and often frustrating condition that affects Australians of all ages every day. The good news is that applying Viscotears Gel is an easy way to make your eyes more comfortable and get back to living your best life.

When it comes to dry eye treatment, there are various methods that can help manage symptoms, depending on their severity. Everything from wearing protective eyewear, to moistening the air with a humidifier, to simply taking more frequent breaks from sitting in front of a screen can provide relief.

Viscotears Liquid Gel

Viscotears Liquid Gel makes it easy to manage your dry eye symptoms while eliminating the stress and discomfort of having dried-out eyes. Also known as ‘artificial tears’, these eye drops are easy to apply and can help you feel more comfortable if you have dry eyes.

As the active ingredient in Viscotears Liquid Gel is carbomer (polyacrylic acid), make sure you are not allergic to carbomer or any other ingredients listed below which may cause side effects.

However, for long-lasting, soothing comfort you will want to use eye drops for dry eyes like Viscotears Liquid Gel.

Viscotears Gel PF

Viscotears Gel PF is a product that you can carry with you – whether you’re at home, at work, or just out and about – and is easily applied to manage the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eyes. Viscotears Gel PF is preservative free, making this a great alternative for long term treatment.

As the active ingredient in Viscotears Gel PF is carbomer (polyacrylic acid), make sure you are not allergic to carbomer or any other ingredients listed below which may cause side effects.

Who is it for?

Countless Australians use gel eye drops every day to help them reduce and manage the symptoms of dry eyes. People who work outside for extended periods without adequate eye protection may feel the effects of dry eyes. Workers who spend long periods in front of a screen may also experience the discomfort of dry eye symptoms.

Viscotears Gel for dry eyes is easy to apply. The artificial tears take effect quickly, helping to add moisture to your eyes and eliminate the pain of having dry eyes, no matter what environment you are in.

Can you buy Viscotears over the counter?

Yes, Viscotears Gel can be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy, in either a 10g multidose container or as a 30-pack of single-dose vials.

In addition to the simplicity of being able to buy Viscotears products over the counter: Viscotears Liquid Gel is also listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Viscotears Liquid Gel contains:

  • Carbomer
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Water
  • Cetrimide

Viscotears Gel PF contains:

  • Carbomer
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium phosphate – dibasic dodecahydrate
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Water

How to use Viscotears

Wash your hands before applying Viscotears Gel, and make sure to remove contact lenses if you wear them. Contact lenses can be reinserted after an interval of at least 30 minutes. Hold the vial vertically and tilt your head back, then gently pull down your lower eyelid with a finger while looking up. Squeeze the vial to apply one drop, then blink to disperse the gel evenly over your eye. Wipe away any excess, then repeat the process for your other eye if necessary.

Follow the dosage instructions and daily limits on the Viscotears packet.


Can you use too much Viscotears?

For Viscotears Liquid Gel, it is recommended that adults apply one drop per eye up to three to four times daily—or as often as required depending on the severity of the condition. Viscotears Gel PF can be used daily and applied frequently.

Overuse may lead to side effects.

How long does Viscotears eye gel last?

When stored properly (below 25°C), Viscotears has a shelf life of 28 days after opening, and up to 36 months when unopened.

Depending on how much and how regularly you apply Viscotears Gel, the solution may last for several hours before you need to reapply.

Do Viscotears contain preservatives?

Viscotears Liquid Gel does contain the preservative cetrimide. You can purchase our Viscotears Gel PF which contains no preservatives.