About Refresh Relieva
- Active ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5% and glycerin 0.9%
- Contains sodium hyaluronate
- 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?
Allergan has a video at this link.
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.
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.
- Active Ingredients Purpose
- Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (0.5%) Eye Lubricant
- Glycerin (0.9%) Eye Lubricant
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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).
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.
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