eyedrop/comfort drop spray

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Darren, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Darren

    Darren Guest

    Hi
    Is it possible to get a sort of saline solution in a spray, to actually
    spray the eyes directly as apposed to using comfort drops for contact lens
    wearers?


    thanks
     
    Darren, Jul 30, 2005
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  2. Darren

    Dr Judy Guest

    Not that I know of. Why would you want to spray the eyes? I think it would
    be extremely difficult to keep your eyes open while spraying -- the blink
    reflex would be impossible to control.

    BTW, contact lens comfort drops are not simply saline, they usually contain
    moisture retaining ingredients and some have cleaning agents as well.

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Jul 31, 2005
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  3. Darren

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Yes, it is available, and I have some samples at my office. It sprays
    a fine aerosol mist, but I do not remember the name. I'll try to
    remember to post the name tomorrow.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 1, 2005
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  4. Darren

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    OK, here it is: Nature's Tears EyeMist "all natural, pH-correct, Eye
    Mist with unique micron-size droplets(patent pending)."

    Contents: "Absolute Premium Standard Biologic Aqua tissue-culture grade
    of water."

    www.naturestears.com

    How's that for free advertising?

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 1, 2005
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  5. Darren

    Dr Judy Guest

    Hmm, when I read this site there is no mention of the actual ingredients in
    EyeMist, other than a blanket statement that all of their products contain "
    tissue culture grade water". Is EyeMist simply a spray bottle of distilled
    water???

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Aug 1, 2005
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  6. Darren

    Dr. Leukoma Guest


    That would appear to be the case. I just noticed the samples sitting
    on my shelf with the other artificial tears last week, and gave them a
    try. The instructions are to hold the mister 12 - 15 inches from the
    face and mist the eyes in a sweeping motion. I found them to be
    remarkably refreshing!

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 1, 2005
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  7. Yes, ain't capatalism great? I wonder what that works out to per gallon...

    w.stacy, o.d.
     
    William Stacy, Aug 1, 2005
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  8. Darren

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I think that this product fills a niche for people who have difficulty
    instilling drops into their eyes. Anyhow, the effect is much more
    pleasant than eyedrops, at least for me.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 1, 2005
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  9. Darren

    Tom Guest

    I think it would be just what I'm looking for... however, I searched
    the web to find it's only available over the water and the place I
    looked at charged $100 dollars postage....ROFL. I'll do without.

    Tom
     
    Tom, Aug 1, 2005
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  10. Darren

    y_p_w Guest

    AMO (formerly Allergan) Lens Plus rewetting drops (in single-use vials)
    are unpreserved buffered saline and nothing else. I used it years ago
    with polymacon lenses, and it felt great.

    <http://www.amoeyecare.com/OurProducts/OurProducts.asp?srchtype=1&id=14>

    I've heard some of the eye docs here wax nostalgic about the time
    when Ciba used to have 2/4 oz sample size bottles of Softwear Saline.
    Apparently they worked great as rewetting drops for some patients
    and didn't cost as small fortune (might have been free or reduced
    cost for eye doctors?).

    I like Ciba Aquify rewetting drops, which contain sodium hyaluronate
    with Ciba's "disappearing preservative" (sodium perborate?). I believe
    AMO "blink contacts" is similar, but with a different preservative.
     
    y_p_w, Aug 1, 2005
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  11. Darren

    Darren Guest


    The reason i want the product is for use at nightclubs where I'm a bit drunk
    to use eyedrops! I figured a small spray would be easy. I do not think I
    would have any problems keeping my eyes open.
     
    Darren, Aug 2, 2005
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  12. Darren

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Actually, having tried this myself, the blink reflex seems not to be a
    problem as the can is held about a foot away and the product comes out
    as a fine mist. It really is refreshing. I've tried it on a couple of
    people and they agree.

    Whether it is actually worth the money is not for me to say.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 2, 2005
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