Can't find sterile saline spray ....

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by temp2, Sep 29, 2008.

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    temp2 Guest


    I post this on the outside chance that someone might see this through
    the plethora of spam that seems to plague this group. Anyway, has
    anyone seen any of that canned, sterile "aerosol" saline spray
    recently? I've occasioned to be in both Florida and California over
    the last month and found it nowhere. I've checked Walgreens, Wal-Mart,
    CVS, regional chains, etc. and have come up empty-handed. What gives?
    Might this be another solution to a non-existent problem foisted on us
    by the Enviro-Marxists? <shudder>

    temp2, Sep 29, 2008
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    Ray K Guest

    What is this used for? There are plenty of saline sprays for nasal use
    in squeeze bottles.
    Ray K, Sep 30, 2008
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    tyee Guest

    I have also been looking for sterile saline spray for eyes, with no
    luck. What happened? Several stores used to carry this spray
    (example brand name: Sensitive Eyes), but no longer seem to stock the
    product. ( I am also located in Florida.) It was reasonably priced at
    $2 to $4.50 per can. The closest thing I can find is on the internet
    at $7.99 per can, plus shipping.

    To answer the question above regarding it's use: Since I have eyes
    that cannot tolerate any preservatives, I would use this spray to
    rinse my contacts prior to inserting them in my eyes. It is also
    useful to spray it directly into your eyes for the gentle rinsing of
    dry eyes or eyes that have any tiny debris particles. Yes, there are
    small vials of sterile saline solution, but they are much more
    expensive and not as helpful at removing makeup or debris that may get
    in your eyes.

    Thanks for any help...
    tyee, Sep 30, 2008
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    Salmon Egg Guest

    I cannot imagine any spray of this nature staying sterile once any seal
    is broken. Single use containers would be the way to go.

    Salmon Egg, Sep 30, 2008
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    Ed Guest

    I've been using WalMart's "Equate" brand of sterile aerosol saline for
    years and now I can't find it anymore.
    I wonder what's up with that? It was very inexpensive (compared to
    the name brand).

    Ed, Sep 30, 2008
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    Ed Guest

    By the way, it's not only sterile, but UNPRESERVED as well. So the
    likelyhood of eye irritation is greatly lessened.

    Ed, Sep 30, 2008
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    BobGioIns Guest

    You are an idiot. Please refrain from commenting on things you know
    not about.
    BobGioIns, Oct 6, 2008
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    amy.farell Guest

    I've been searching too - I have no idea why they would discontinue
    something simple like this...
    amy.farell, Oct 17, 2008
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    MS Guest

    search this newsgroup--for a post about "non-preserved saline" that I
    wrote. It includes a phone number for direct order of the aerosol canned
    non-preserved saline.
    MS, Nov 10, 2008
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    talon1812 Guest

    Yep, I'm having the same problem. Found this site tonight and I'm
    going to order about 10 cans of it!!

    Frank Allbright
    Killeen, Texas
    talon1812, Dec 15, 2008
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