MERMAID TEARS- mermaid tears solution 
Ocean Tears LLC

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.


Active Ingredient

Glycerin 0.4%


  • Eye lubricant.


  • To protect against eye irritation from salt water.
  • To allow you to see like a mermaid under water.


  • This is a non-preserved eye drop improperly packaged in a standard eye drop bottle. Do not, if you love your corneas, allow the dropper tip to touch anything (even air).
  • Do not use if solution changes color, becomes cloudy, or shows evidence of spontaneous carbonation.

Precautions During Use

  • Objects under water are closer than they appear.
  • This means sharks.

Directions for Use

  • Apply 2 drops to each eye 30 minutes before entering the ocean.
  • Apply 1 drop as needed to maintain clear underwater vision, but not more often than once per hour.
  • Do not apply more than 6 total drops in a 24 hour period.

Inactive Ingredients

BOPE™, sodium chloride, sterile water

Stop Use If

Your pupils change shape from round to vertical or horizontal slits.

Keep out of reach of children.

  • If swallowed, get medical help, ideally at an aquarium.
  • If no aquariums are nearby, look for a store that sells saltwater fish as pets, not as food.
  • As a last resort, contact a Poison Control Center. Advise them that the active Inactive Ingredient is BOPE™, which is proprietary, may affect your genome, and is not in their database.


  • Keep frozen until use.
  • After thawing, store at room temperature up to 3 years.


Mermaid Tears™ is a fictitious product imagined by a non-profit patient advocacy organization in order to raise awareness about eye drop safety.

For more information please visit or call 800-484-0244.

Mermaid Tears box Box art.

mermaid tears solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:83437-002
Route of AdministrationOPHTHALMIC
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R) 1 mL  in 1 mL
SODIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 451W47IQ8X) 9 mg  in 1 mL
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:83437-002-101 in 1 BOX05/06/202305/06/2024
110 mL in 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalM01805/06/202305/06/2024
Labeler - Ocean Tears LLC (118989098)

Revised: 6/2023
Ocean Tears LLC