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Nutrifill 10mL Preservative Free

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 25 reviews
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    About Nutrifill

    • Preservative free saline solution
    • Can be used for rinsing and filling scleral lenses
    • pH balanced, electrolyte-enriched
    • Box of 35 10mL vials
    • Ships to US and territories only
    • PRICING NOTE: Our cost from the manufacturer is very high for this product. We sell it at the lowest price we can afford. If our price is too high, we encourage you to purchase it direct from the manufacturer.

    Description (Rebecca's)

    Launched January 2020 - the most recent preservative free saline for scleral lens users, and it's proven very popular.

    For many people, pH balanced borate buffered salines (i.e. Scleralfil & Purilens) seem to work quite well. Others seem to tolerate even the much more acidic sodium chloride solutions. Still others mix up cocktails in the bowl of their lens, such as using preservative free artificial tears mixed with saline or on their own. It is frustrating to me that scientifically, we do not know what all these things are doing to our corneas - beyond keeping them wet and assisting our vision. We need the scientific community to do a better job of studying what the effect is of various types of preservative free salines held against our corneas all day long!

    Anyway, back to Nutrifill. We may not have data but we sure do have lots of anecdotal community experience, and I would say the consensus is that Nutrifill has been a really good step forward. Many of its strongest proponents will be people who have severe dry eye and other ocular surface diseases - and, for example, many of the people who used to use, say, Addipak plus Celluvisc, are finding they can use Nutrifill without any added solutions. 

    The distinguishing features of this particular product are:

    1. It's pH balanced (they say pH of 7.4 and osmolality of 300)
    2. It's buffered with phosphates instead of borates (ScleralFil and Purilens use borate buffers). I'm not saying that's better, just that it's different.
    3. It contains electrolytes, which should be very good for the cornea.

    Size-wise, NutriFill is 10mL, which is the same size as ScleralFil. ScleralFil's vials are much more elegant, but they both work. Personally I found the Nutrifill vials a little harder to open. They are very soft, and in twisting the tops off you can easily squeeze too hard and squeeze out a bit of saline in the process, so be gentle.

    If you currently use Lacripure, Addipak or Modudose in 5mL vials, Nutrifill is twice as large as those. For some, that will be a good thing because you're tired of opening up a whole bunch of vials every day. For others, it may be too much. PLEASE DO NOT SUCCUMB to the temptation of keeping a vial open indefinitely. 

    Description (Manufacturer's)

    Nutrifill: Scleral, Hybrid and Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Insertion Solution. Physiologic formula. Preservative Free. Single use 10mL ampoules.

    Contents

    Nutrifill is a preservative free sterile isotonic buffered saline solution with 5 essential electrolytes (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphate, Sodium) in purified water.

    INTENDED USE

    Use to rinse your contact lenses prior to insertion and as an insertion solution for large diameter (scleral), hybrid, and rigid gas permeable lenses.

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE

    Twist off the plastic cap to open Nutrifill. Discard the cap and follow these directions:

    1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling lenses. 
    2. Always handle the same lens first, the right or left, in order to avoid mix-ups.
    3. Following proper lens disinfection, rinse both sides of the lens and fill back surface (the bowl) before inserting.
    4. Discard single use ampoule after each use. DO NOT REUSE.

    Refer to Package Insert for complete instructions.

    CAUTION: Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Do not expose to temperatures over 79F (26C).

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    Reviewed by Wendy Z., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    • Glaucoma
    • Other
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Other
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Better then some recent products

    This seemed to agree with my lenses and eyes . They didn’t feel as irritated and U could keep them in longer.

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    Reviewed by CYNTHIA V., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Thyroid eye disease
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Review posted

    Not a good fit for me...

    Unfortunately, this product did not work for me and offered no relief. My eye became red, and irritated. I went back to filling my sclera lens with Puri Lens.

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    Reviewed by Sandra P., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    • Dry eye disease
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Thyroid eye disease
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Nutrifill 10ml Preservative Free

    Very pleased with how the Nutrifill is keeping my very severe dry eyes comfortable and moist.

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    Reviewed by Lori S., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    It works very well but I don't need all of the 10ml. 5-8 ml ever be a possibilty?

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    Hello! Unfortunately, we have not heard of any other size options in the works for Nutrifill.

    Reviewed by Shea B., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    31 - 40
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Worth the hype?

    I'm newly on my scleral lens journey for keratoconus but I love it so far. Prior to starting Nutrifill, I was using Scleralfill which I liked for the size of the bottles, the convenience, and the price. When I started running low and couldn't find any more, I was hesitant to try something new when these had worked out for me so far, but I may have found my new go-to.

    Nutrafill just feels different. My eye has adapted to it better (short amount of blinking to adjust, getting it on in one go, less flinching) and it feels silkier if that makes sense. Like there's something in it that makes my eye calm down when approached with a full lens. The only issue I have with it is the price when compared to $18 for Scleralfill, but it's not that big of a concern.

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