I've tried a variety of the eye drops available, but they all seemed to fall short of what I wanted. I finally asked my new eye doctor what he would recommend and these drops were his answer. I was apprehensive at first because I've never used a gel and I thought it would be difficult to apply. It wasn't, but the drops do sting a little at first. The stinging goes away quickly and my eyes feel great. To me the gel acts as a coating that really soothes my eyes and lasts a lot longer than other drops I've used. I would recommend you give these eye drops a try.