Refresh Celluvisc - back in stock

UPDATED 11/3/21

We're limiting order quantities due to reduced availability from the manufacturer. 

As of late October, we're only allowed to purchase limited stock from the manufacturer, Allergan. We're monitoring the situation to see when we can expect a steady supply. At the time of writing we have a good deal in stock, and Celluvisc seems to be in stock at a number of other popular retailers. 

Celluvisc was backordered August of this year and came back in stock early September. 

Are you low or out? What to use instead

For dry eye?

If you're using Celluvisc for dry eye, there are obviously lots of options. The closest equivalent is Thera Tears Liquid Gel (in pf vials), which has the same active ingredient in the same concentration (1% carboxymethylcellulose sodium) though not all the other ingredients are the same (Thera Tears has more additives). Here's a manufacturer coupon.

You can also use our Eye Drops Ingredient Reference List for more info or come to a Drop-In Zoom session with questions.

For scleral lenses?

Filling scleral lenses is an OFF-LABEL use of artificial tear products in most cases, so make sure to check with your eye doctor!

For those who use a few drops of Celluvisc along with saline, Warren from the group astutely observed that you could use Refresh Plus (or similar), which is also CMC but only 0.5%, and just use more of it and less of the saline. Refresh Plus is readily available in large quantity packaging at Costco, which helps.

For those who fill their lens with artificial tears - please have a convo with your eye doctor! This has the double benefit of making sure they have a say in what you use, and also letting them know about the shortage so they'll be aware for their other patients.

Again, you may find our Eye Drops Ingredient Reference List helpful and we're here for questions during our daily Drop-In Zoom sessions.


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  • I have recently purchased Refresh Celluvisc and was surprised by how much is in each container. Quantity solution has dramatically been reduced compared to previous purchases. What do I do?

    Joseph Martinez on

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