Honey, they shrunk the Purilens!

Posted by Rebecca Petris on

Travel-friendly 2-oz bottles of Purilens Plus

It's here, it's here! 

We asked, they delivered. The Lifestyle Company, makers of Purilens Plus, are now producing cute-as-a-button little 6-packs of half-size (2-oz) bottles! 

What you will love:

It's more travel-friendly and more handbag-friendly and more car-friendly than the 4oz bottles. And, well, it's cuter.

What you will hate:

The price! Zowie. At $24.95, it's easily the most expensive (by volume) preservative free saline on the market. Convenience comes at a cost.

What you might freak out about...

...is that the bottle will appear to be under-filled. That is, if you don't know about it beforehand.

Due to constraints randomly dealt out by the saline gods (who, as all scleral lens veterans know, have a wicked sense of humor at the best of times), the bottle size for the 2-oz Purilens is larger than it needs to be. This means that the fill line is relatively low. My prediction is that this will result in puzzled, not to say outraged, not to say I'm-picking-up-the-phone-right-now customers who think they are getting short-changed, when in fact they really are getting two full ounces of saline. 

But... how do I know there really are 2 ounces?

I mean, we're all used to buying, and maybe resenting, expensive under-filled artificial tear vials.

So Brent and I decided to play it safe and measure. 

Step 1:

Step 2:

 

Step 3:

See?

I can't promise they'll all contain exactly 2.3 ounces of saline, but I'm confident they will contain at least as much as the label says. 

Here's a link to purchase

Traveling internationally? Please be mindful...

Just because it's 2oz doesn't mean all airport authorities will accept it. London comes to mind! When traveling internationally, please keep all liquids in your carry-on except for small vials, if possible, unless you have specifically checked with the country's authorities about what is acceptable there.


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3 comments

  • Maxine – the 4 oz. bottle says to discard after 15 days from being opened. If wearing sclerals every day, that was close to the right size for two weeks for me.

    If size is the only difference between the 2 and 4 oz. containers, I would imagine a similar discard time. I haven’t yet purchased to see the label and say for certain.

    Angela on
  • Hi Rebecca
    Is it true that after 48 hours you have to throw out the 6 oz bottle? I still have enough for two additional days

    If so, then the 2 oz bottles make a lot more sense for me

    Maxine kates on
  • Hi Rebecca
    Is it true that after 48 hours you have to throw out the 6 oz bottle? I still have enough for two additional days

    If so, then the 2 oz bottles make a lot more sense for me

    Maxine kates on

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