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Lumify Eye Drops

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmicbri-MO-ni-deen-off-THAL-mik ]
Brand name: Lumify

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 1, 2023.

What is Lumify?

Lumify eye drops are available without a prescription.

Lumify eye drops are used to relieve eye redness due to minor eye irritations.

Lumify may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Lumify if you are allergic to brimonidine.

To make sure Lumify is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had::

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

How should I use Lumify?

Use Lumify eye drops as directed by your healthcare provider or follow the instructions on the package label.

If you wear contact lenses, use the drops at least 10 minutes before inserting your lenses.

Wash your hands before using the eye drops.

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 6-8 hours.

Do not use Lumify eye drops more than 4 times daily.

Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.

Wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.

Call your doctor if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if your condition worsens or persists or if it does not improve after 3 days use.

Do not use Lumify eye drops if the liquid looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.

Store Lumify eye drops at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any eye injury or infection, or if you need to have any type of surgery, especially eye surgery.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Lumify is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using Lumify?

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how Lumify will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to.

Lumify side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Lumify: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • eye pain or increased watering;

  • vision changes; or

  • severe swelling, redness, burning, or discomfort in or around your eye.

Common Lumify side effects may include:

  • mild itching, redness, burning, or other irritation of your eyes;

  • dry mouth, blurred vision; or

  • drowsiness, tiredness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Lumify?

Using Lumify with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:

  • an antidepressant; or

  • heart or blood pressure medication.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect brimonidine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Frequently asked questions

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Lumify only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.