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Refresh Relieva (10mL MDPF bottle)

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews
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    About Refresh Relieva PF

    • Active ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5% and glycerin 0.9%
    • Contains sodium hyaluronate
    • Preservative-free
    • 10mL (.33 fl oz) multi-dose bottle

    Description (by Rebecca)

    This is Allergan's latest lubricant drop. It was first released as Refresh Repair, then rebranded soon after as Refresh Relieva.

    It marks a couple of milestones: it's the first drop with sodium hyaluronate from one of the major ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, and it's the first preservative-free multi-dose bottles from ditto. I'm looking forward to more of both. I had heard good things in our groups about Refresh Repair, so please let us know what you think! Some scleral lens users have been trying this (with their doctor's permission, since it's an off-label use) in their scleral lenses.

    Need help using the funky bottle?

    Video

    Allergan has a video at this link.

    Instructions

    They also have a surprisingly nice *large print* (my eyes thank them...) fold-out instruction sheet in the box, with illustrations. I've been meaning to figure out a better way to reproduce it online but in the meantime, here's at least the text part of it:

    STEP 1: Pull off the clear shipping cover by pulling straight up. Throw the shipping cover away. Do not use Refresh Relieva PF if shipping cover or pull tab are damaged or missing.

    STEP 2: Remove the pull tab on the colored protective cap by pulling the end of the pull tab away from the bottle then winding it counterclockwise. Throw away the pull tab.

    STEP 3: Remove the colored protective cap by pulling it up straight. Keep the colored protective cap.

    STEP 4: Prime the bottle for first-time use by slowly squeezing the bottle to deliver one drop onto a tissue to get used to the pressure and time required to deliver one drop. Wait a few seconds after squeezing for the drop to fully dispense. Be sure to let your bottle reinflate between drops. Do this twice. Do not let the bottle tip touch the tissue.

    STEP 5: The bottle is now ready for use. After use, recap the bottle with the colored protective cap by pushing it straight down onto the bottle.

    STEP 6: Squeeze the bottle gently in the middle and let one drop fall into your affected eye. Please note that there might be a few seconds delay between squeezing and the drop coming out. Do not squeeze the bottle too hard. Once administered, let the bottle reinflate and then replace the colored protective cap.

    By design, there may be residual volume of Refresh Relieva PF that remains in the bottle and may not dispense at the end when used as directed.

    Description (manufacturer's)

    Refresh Relieva Preservative Free is specially formulated to provide temporary relief from burning and discomfort due to eye dryness.

    Refresh Relieva Preservative Free lubricates and protects from eye dryness associated with LASIK.

    The preservative-free formula comes in a patented, multi dose bottle with a double lockout system that keeps drops sterile.

    Trust your eyes to Refresh. The brand with over 30 years of experience. 

    Drug Facts

    Ingredients

    • Active Ingredients Purpose
    • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (0.5%) Eye Lubricant
    • Glycerin (0.9%) Eye Lubricant

    Uses

    • For the temporary relief of burning, irritation, and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or exposure to wind or sun. 
    • May be used as a protectant against further irritation.

    Warnings

    • For external use only.
    • To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface. Do not reuse. Once opened, discard.
    • If solution changes color, do not use.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

    Directions

    To open, twist and pull tab to remove. Instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed and discard container.

    If used for dryness and discomfort associated with LASIK, follow your eye doctor's instructions.

    Other information

    • Use only if tape seals on top and bottom flaps are intact.
    • Use before expiration date marked on container.
    • Discard 90 days after opening.
    • Store at 59°-86°F (15°-30°C).

    Inactive Ingredients

    Boric acid; calcium chloride dihydrate; erythitrol; levocarnitine; magnesium chloride hexahydrate; potassium chloride; purified water; sodium borate decahydrate; sodium citrate dihydrate; and sodium hyaluronate. May also contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.

    Questions?

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    average rating 3.5 out of 5
    Based on 19 reviews
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    Rated 3 out of 5
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    19 Reviews
    Reviewed by Molly D., from United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Great Preservative Free Eyedrops

    The Refresh Relieva PF drops are the best eyedrops for me. I’ve been using them for years and they have always worked so well. Love that they are preservative free and never irritate my sensitive eyes. I’ll continue to use them for as long as I need to.

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    Reviewed by Brenda ML K., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Glaucoma
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Review posted

    Horrible design

    I have to buy drops to put in my eyes four times a day. The cost of this stuff and the ease of use is horrible. You have two different lids for some god knows why reason. Both are hard to put on the bottle. Once you "prime" The bottle, which to me is just a ridiculous thing to have to put directions in. You still have to use vise grips to get a drip out and it ends up on your cheek. I've wasted half this bottle and there's not that much in it to begin with. I'd really love an explanation on why we have two different lids for this bottle. And why it's made so that it can't come out. I'll go back to visine and hope that it helps me out. And when I do actually get it in my eye and blink a couple times about 5 minutes later my eyes are so crusty I feel like the sandman had a party.

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    Reviewed by Ellie, from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Review posted

    Complaint

    It takes forever to get a drop out of the bottle. I’m going back to the individual dispensers and throwing this expensive alternative away!

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    Reviewed by Emily Carlin B., from United States
    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Review posted

    Do not like dispenser

    Bottle dispenser is terrible

    Arthritic hand causes pain

    Put preservative free in original bottle

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    DryEyeShop

    Hello! Due to the safety concern of bacterial growth, preservative free solutions cannot be safely used in bottles with conventional lids, only bottles with special droppers that have filters and other mechanisms to prevent bacterial contamination. Only preserved eye drops can safely be used in ordinary bottles.

    We understand that arthritis can make it more difficult to use this type of bottle. Refresh Relieva preservative-free does come in a 30 count individual vial option as well and some people prefer those.

    If you'd like to learn more about why the bottle type is so important, you might be interested in the Dry Eye Foundation's recent video on this topic: https://www.biologiceyedrops.org/watch/preservative-free-eye-drops

    If would like support using the multi-dose preservative-free bottle, please reach out to our office at service@dryeyeshop.comor 1-877-693-7939.

    Reviewed by Donna O., from United States
    Verified Reviewer
    I don't recommend this product
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Review posted

    Ease of squeezing the bottle

    I absolutely hate dispensing the drops. Saying it only takes a few seconds is false advertising

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