Rebecca's Blog

Hard times and help

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I know that many of you are currently facing - at best - great uncertainty about the future. There are already many layoffs going on and of course small business owners everywhere are under tremendous pressures, which may affect you in any number of ways. Furthermore, many of you cannot get to your eye doctors because they have had to stop seeing anyone except emergent patients. At the dry eye shop we live for our community and delight in finding small ways within our means to help. Right now, we're scrambling to deal with many practical challenges, but at the same time thinking of...

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Watch out for price-gouging!

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We've been here before... Remember when Unisol 4 was discontinued, and the prices rose from $9.95 into hundreds of dollars on Amazon and Ebay? Remember when Refresh PM was out of production for two years and the prices skyrocketed for those teeny 3.5 gram tubes?  Only this time... The price rises on some of the most popular dry eye and scleral lens products are not being prompted by actual shortages. It's sheer greed across the board, just as you are probably seeing with many other products. Just because the price is rising on Amazon does not mean there is a shortage!...

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COVID-19 and the Dry Eye Shop... FAQ

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Answers to common questions about impact of COVID-19 here at the Dry Eye Shop

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Why we are phasing out Addipak and Modudose [updated - project postponed]

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0.9% sodium chloride inhalation solutions are commonly used off-label for scleral lenses. It's time to question this as a routine practice.

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Where's Oasis MDPF?

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updated 3/16/2020 What's going on? The preservative-free multi-dose bottle of Oasis Tears has gone on backorder at the manufacturer and is not expected to return until at least 3rd quarter 2020. What can I use instead? 1. Oasis Tears Preservative Free (individual vials) Most people using this product are switching to the same product in individual vials. Here's a link to the same product but in a box of 30 PF vials. 2. Alternative multi-dose preservative-free products For some, having a preservative-free bottle is very important. There is no exact equivalent of Oasis under another brand, but if you'd like to...

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