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Refresh Optive MEGA-3 backorder

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Refresh Optive MEGA-3 has been on backorder at Allergan for some weeks now. They are currently expecting it to be back in stock at the beginning of may. Some people have posted online that they weren't able to find it in local stores, but there's plenty online and it hasn't been on backorder near long enough for most bricks-and-mortar stores to run out. As of today (4/17) we still have a few but will be out soon, but other online stores seem to still be fine. We'll keep you posted if anything changes!

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What do you fill your PROSE or scleral lenses with?

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Doctors fitting PROSE or scleral lenses make patient-specific recommendations for what solutions they should use to fill the lenses, and these recommendations are sometimes adjusted based on practical issues such as comfort, fogging, etc.  Sometimes doctors don't provide specific recommendations and patients make their choices (safe and preservative free choices, we hope!) based on what they can glean from others' experiences in social media, including our Facebook scleral lens group or our DryEyeZone scleral lens forum. (We hope everyone circles back to their doctor and lets them know what they're using.) Here are some of the many scenarios I've come across in...

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The Refresh PM backorder saga: What to do?

Posted by Rebecca Petris on

Refresh PM is on a long backorder at the manufacturer, and the expected availability date has been seesawing (currently TBD). This blog post covers alternative solutions, including comparing other ointments, gels and drops that might help and looking at the bigger picture of how you care for your eyes at night.

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Traveling internationally with scleral lenses? Read this user's experience!

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Summer is coming and people tend to have lots more travel scheduled then. It's important to know what you can, and cannot take in your carry-ons, and how to plan ahead when you know you don't want to get stuck without any of your scleral lens supplies. For domestic US travel, the TSA has its 3-1-1 liquids rule exemption. But international travel may be much more problematic, depending where you're heading!  The following story was shared by Nancy, a longtime PROSE user, of her experience traveling through London with preservative free saline: Nancy's story: I am a long-time (going on 4 years)...

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International customers

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Are you planning on order products that will be shipped outside the US? There are lots of important things for you to know! Here's just a few: Customs duties - DON'T FORGET these are charged later, separately! We cannot estimate or prepay these for you at your time of purchase. Don't purchase unless you're prepared to pay customs duties, please! Nobody likes the nasty surprise of being charged more when your order is delivered. (Truth be told, we don't much love being yelled at about it either, grin!). Your postal service's website will probably have the information you need. If you...

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