Rebecca's Shop Blog

What can I use instead of LacriPure?

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Video... Matrix of preservative-free salines Use this table to find a saline best suited for your needs. Make sure you clear your choice withe your lens provider! LacriPure shortage Lacripure 0.9% sodium chloride solution has been in short supply since June 2018 and is not expected to be back until April 2019. The chart and video above may help you understand alternative products. All of the following are commonly used with scleral lenses and PROSE devices. As with all contact lens solutions, please make sure your lens provider approves your choice, especially if you are using an "off-label" product. Salines at The Dry Eye Shop...

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Troubleshooting scleral lens insertion

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Troubleshooting scleral lens insertion... it's all about tools, technique, temperament, and knowing when to stop and get help.

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The Refresh PM backorder saga & ointment shortages

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Refresh PM is out of production and not expected to return until late 2019 at best (there is no official date). There are problems with availability of generics as well. This blog post covers alternative ointments as well as additional night time solutions for those who normally use Refresh PM.

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Amazon Pay... here, then gone. Sorry.

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We tried Amazon Pay. We don't sell on Amazon. It's expensive, and I've heard far too many horror stories from small businesses trying to sell there. However, Amazon Pay is a payment processing service that you can add to your own site that makes it very convenient for Amazon customers to purchase from you. Convenience is good, so I added it to our store. What could go wrong? It seemed like a good idea.  Many of our customers started using Amazon Pay. It added a little bit of administrative burden, but that's well worth it if it's helpful to people. Then, with...

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How do you choose an eyelid cleanser?

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Choices, choices I wrote awhile back about the need to move past baby shampoo. While diluted baby shampoo can effectively treat some forms of blepharitis, it can also cause new problems for the tear film and the scientific consensus (ref. TFOS DEWS II Management and Therapy Report, 2017) is that eyelid hygiene products developed specifically for this purpose are a better way to go. So in the past 10 years or so, the market has been flooded with one "lid scrub" product after another. It's good to have choices, of course, because different things work for different people, but it's...

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