Optixcare Eye Lube

Optixcare Eye Lube
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  • 20g Tube £11.50
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Optixcare Eye Lube is ideal to be used as protection to animal eyes during anesthetic. It is also used as part of the multi-pronged approach to dealing with "dry-eye". It contains hyaluron which attracts and retains water while cabomer is used for its hydrophilic and sustained release properties. The combination of these two ingredients creates a sustained release hydrophilic carbomer delivery matrix infused with nourishing and hydrating hyaluron. Carbomer gel also brings a viscosity to the gel which causes it to remain on the cornea for an extended period of time. This viscosity allows for control of the drop applied which makes it easy to apply. Optixcare Eye Gel becomes more liquid immediately on contact with the salt in the tears of the eye.

Optixcare Plus also contains hyaluron. The hyaluron attracts and retains water. It helps to deliver maximum nourishment and hydration.


  • Rapidly disperses to protect the cornea and conjunctiva
  • Provides long-lasting lubrication for improved patient comfort and client compliance
  • Clings to the surface of the eye thus easing the discomfort of dry eye
  • Helps to minimize ocular dehydration during anesthesia

Unlike mineral oil or petroleum based eye ointments, Optixcare Eye Lube is formulated with a sterile water base. Because of the water base and the gel viscosity only one drop per eye of Optixcare Eye Lube is needed. The frequency of application will depend on the veterinarian's direction and the pet owner's capability but the Eye Lube is very safe and non-irritating.


Aqua, sorbitol carbomer, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, cetrimide.

Directions for use

Anesthesia: Instill 1-2 drops onto the corneal surface or conjunctival sac of both eyes.

Dry Eyes: Instill 1-2 drops in both eyes, two to three times a day or as often as recommended by your veterinarian.

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Reviews (90)

Summary of Reviews for Optixcare Eye Lube

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
88 out of 90 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (75 reviews)
4 stars (13 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (2 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Great
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By on 22 August 2021

Great to lubricate my dogs eyes

Customer recommends this product

55 Plus wipes
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By on 24 May 2021

See view on the wipes,both excellent

Customer recommends this product

55 Dog eye cream
Verified Purchase

By on 16 February 2021

Fantastic product was buying it off the vet bought from here at a cheaper price

Customer recommends this product

45 Good product
Verified Purchase

By on 31 January 2021

Product does just what I was expecting, quick delivery

Customer recommends this product

55 Repeat order
Verified Purchase

By on 24 January 2021

It’s fine, what my dog needs

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Optixcare Eye Lube, including answers from our team.

20 August 2021 at 11:12pm

4 month old kitten with a watery eye


Can this help with watery eyes for a 4 month old kitten?

  • VioVet Staff

This eye lube will help moisten/soothe the eye and prevent it drying out but it is unlikely to terat the underlying cause of the watery eye. I advise seeing your vet so they can diagnose the cause of this, prescription eye drops may be required.

5 June 2021 at 12:55pm

Optimune alternative


We are currently being prescribed optimise for our dog who has a dry eye condition which is very expensive. Would this product work just as well and would we need a prescription to order it?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is an eye lubricant, it does not cotnain any medications it just helps keep the eye lubricated and so prevents it drying out. Optimmune contains the medication ciclosporin which actively helps treat the cause of Dry Eye. Optixcare is useful to help prevent the eye running out but it is not a suitable replacement for Optimmune.
You can purchase Optimmune through our website alongside a written prescription from your vet, this may help you save money.

20 May 2021 at 9:47pm

I've been using optimmune but it's now so expensive, would this product be as good

Janice Bowden

Need advice before ordering

  • VioVet Staff

This product is an eye lubricant that is helpful for dry eye as it prevents the eye drying out. However it is not an equivalent to Optimmune which contains ciclosporin. Optimmune actively works to treat the cause of dry eye, encouraging normal tear production. If Optimmune is proving too expensive then I advise discussing this with your vet. You can purchase the medication online through us alongside a written prescription, this may be more affordable for you.

7 April 2021 at 8:37pm

Treating an eye pustule


Will the ointment treat a pustule on the dog's eyelid?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is a lubricant that can help keep the eye moist and avoid it drying out. Often eye pustules are caused by infections and this product does not contain any ingredients that will treat this, so it may not be suitable. I recommend discussing with your vet how to treat the pustule.

9 September 2020 at 8:42pm



Is this loob any good for conjunctivitis my cat as it

  • VioVet Staff

Optixcare can help soothe an inflamed eye by lubricating the area, however it is unlikely to help treat the underlying issue. I recommend getting this diagnosed by your vet first. Bacteria or viral infections can cause conjunctivitis and ideally this needs to be worked out and treated.

11 April 2018 at 10:30pm


Amanda Davies

Has anybody used this in place of Optimmune for dry eyes? Optimmune is very expensive so looking for a cheaper alternative if possibel

  • VioVet Staff


This product is likely to help with the management of dry eye due to its lubricant and water retaining properties. It would need to be applied regularly as is has no actual 'drug' in its constituents. Whether it would work alone without the optimmune is uncertain but you could give it a try (ideally in consultation with your own veterinary surgeon) and monitor response to treatment. Optimmune has an active ingredient which manages the immune aspect of dry eye, this product would not do that. Hope this helps?

4 April 2016 at 11:12am

What is the difference between the normal and plus version?

Mrs H Linley

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

What is the difference between the normal and plus version?

  • VioVet Staff

The Plus also contains hyaluron, which attracts and retains water. It helps to deliver maximum nourishment and hydration.

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