Azelastine eye drops *
Generic Optivar®
This prescription-strength eye drop includes both antihistamines and inflammatory inhibitors to quickly clear up itchy, watery, and red eyes.

*Prescription medication requires a virtual doctor consultation. If appropriate, a licensed physician will prescribe a prescription treatment as part of your personalized treatment plan.
Taken as needed, this eye drop relieves:
Itchy Watery Eyes
Red Eyes
Taken as needed, this eye drop relieves:
Itchy Watery Eyes
Red Eyes
How it works
Azelastine eye drops
are an antihistamine that block the release of the proinflammatory chemicals that sometimes cause allergic reactions.
Active Ingredient
Azelastine HCl, 0.05 % Solution
Drug and safety information
The information provided on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please talk to a healthcare provider.
Allergist Advice
Azelastine eye drops are faster-acting than oral medications for your worst eye symptoms and help immediately soothe your worst eye symptoms at the source.
Dr. Amina Abdeldaim, MD MPH
Picnic Medical Director
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Eye Drops are often purchased with intra nasal sprays
oral antihistamines
to stop all of your different symptoms right at their source
Generic Flonase®
This steroid spray is the single most effective way to relieve non-stop nasal congestion that an antihistamine can’t clear on its own. It’s also been found to provide relief from itchy, watery eyes and other nasal symptoms including runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and throat itchiness.

Generic Zyrtec®
This fast-acting oral antihistamine is a powerful snot stopper that provides 24-hour relief from sneezing, runny or itchy nose, throat itchiness, and itchy, watery eyes.