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Lacrilube

Postby jay87 » Sun 13 Jan 2013 8:07 pm

I have bought some Lacrilube today. I just wondered how you guys have found it? Should I keep it in the fridge as its preservative free? I've heard that makes it gloopy. my eyes have been like crisp packets lately when I wake up so I'm looking forward to tonight. Can I use it with hard lenses?

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Re: Lacrilube

Postby Nickysells1 » Sun 13 Jan 2013 9:59 pm

I used it for years with rgp's. put it in at night before going to sleep and all was good.

For some reason I found it actually made my eyes feel dryer in the morning after one day becoming intolerant to rgp's. it's a bit greasy to use with soft lenses. I'm using systane drops now and they seem as good as anything. Get an eyebag too. They seem to help.
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Re: Lacrilube

Postby Lewis-W » Tue 15 Jan 2013 11:18 am

Nickysells1 wrote:..after one day becoming intolerant to rgp's.

Hi Nick,

Was just wondering what lenses you are currently wearing if you cannot tolerate the RGP's now?

I am currently unable to tolerate my RGP lens in my left eye and am looking for alternative options.

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Re: Lacrilube

Postby space_cadet » Tue 15 Jan 2013 1:12 pm

I go through phases of using lacrilube (you can get it on pescription so is cheaper than over the counter btw)when I use it i just use a thin amount at night and ensure first thing in the morning i use hylo tears to remove any residue that may be left, I only use it in phases due to it dries my lower lid line out a lot n gives me excema if I use it too often, plus I go thru phases of ending with small blisters from it., been told by specialist this is a rare reaction to it so dont let it put you off using it x
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Re: Lacrilube

Postby jay87 » Tue 15 Jan 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks for your tips all. I have found it makes my RGPs feel more comfortable and cushioned during the day. I use warm computer screens in a warm office all day, then a centrally heated home continues to dry my eyes out! i think I'm getting used to the consistency of it. I'm going to try 1% celluvisc next
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Re: Lacrilube

Postby Nickysells1 » Tue 15 Jan 2013 11:26 pm

I have just had cross linking done and have been on the kerasoft lens for the last 6 months. The IC range but thre is also kerasoft 3 available.

Very comfortable to wear :-)

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Re: Lacrilube

Postby jay87 » Wed 16 Jan 2013 6:44 pm

I am jealous. it must be lovely to put your eyes into squishy squishy jelly.
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