The leading challenges for contact lens patient compliance are dry eye, allergy, foreign body sensation and inflammation.
These drops contain powerful ingredients to stimulate tear film production, counter-act irritation, halt allergies and reduce foreign body sensation. Homeopathic Calendula is known to support corneal health and is indicated for corneal abrasions and erosions. The clarifying “Thin Drop” is preservative free and used as often as needed to alleviate dry, red, itchy, irritated eyes and is also OK with all contacts. The “Thick Drop” reduces mechanical irritation. Homeopathic drops are safe for children and nursing/pregnant women.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Both the Thin and Thick drops work similarly. They are a combination of some aspects of the Tear Stimulation Drops and the Allergy Desensitization Drop. In addition, they contain Calendula, which is indicated for corneal health and vitality.
Instill one or two drops in the affected eye(s) upon waking to facilitate lens removal. Use as often as needed throughout the day to alleviate dryness, redness or discomfort.
Alumina HPUS 14x: Dryness due to lack of aqueous
Arsenicum album HPUS 9x: Dryness due to inﬂammation
Apis HPUS 6x & 12x: Pain, redness, edema, allergies
Euphrasia HPUS 6x: General dryness, redness and irritation of the eye and lids Calcarea phosphorica HPUS 12x: Foreign body sensation
Staphysagria HPUS 8x & 12x: Foreign body sensation
Sulphur HPUS 9x: Dryness, redness of eye and lid, allergies
Calendula HPUS 7x: Corneal healing/vitality
*Source: Materia Medica.
Purified water; Sodium chloride; (Non-preserved) Hypromellose; Citrates (buffers)
Polyaminopropyl biguanide is a gentle, effective preservative, parabens-free, and does not release formaldehyde. Cosmocil CQ is an easy-to-use water soluble preservative that has a broad spectrum of activity. It acts against bacteria including the tough gram negative pathogens, yeast and fungi. Cosmocil CQ is a low odor preservative with zero VOCs and is stable in both heat and light. Recommended storage is 2 years. This preservative has low eye and skin irritancy and low oral toxicity. Originally formulated for the eye and contact lens industry, Cosmocil CQ may be used up to 1.5%. Accepted in the EU, USA, Australia, Canada, China and pending approval in Japan. This preservative acts upon the unprotected cell membranes of microorganisms and is not consumed during activity. Microorganisms do not develop resistance to it. Both short and long term studies show little to no toxicity. Cosmcocil CQ was challenge tested in a variety of formulations including make-up remover, mascara and a non-ionic lotion. It was able to control the challenge microorganisms initially and when rechallenged at 28 days. Tested over two generations, this preservative is non-teratogenic, non-carcinogenic with no negative effects to reproductive systems.
Q: I CAN BUY EYE DROPS CHEAP IN THE STORES, WHY SHOULD I GO TO MY DOCTOR TO GET NATURAL OPHTHALMICS ORTHO-K EYE DROPS?Natural Ophthalmics drops are specifically for Ortho-K and contact lens use, there are no comparable drops sold in stores.
Q: HOW OFTEN CAN I USE THESE DROPS?The Thick Ortho-K Drop is generally used just before going to bed. It can be reinstilled in the middle of the night if needed. Use the Thin Ortho-K Drops generally first thing upon opening your eyes to moisturize and loosen up the lens for removal, then as often as necessary throughout the day. In fact, you should let your symptoms be your guide. Since these drops stimulate your body’s own ability to eliminate symptoms, you should use them as soon as you notice the symptoms returning.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THIN EYE DROP FORMULA AND THE THICK FORMULA?There are two Ortho-K eye drop formulas. The homeopathic active ingredients are the same. The Thick Drop formula is in a thick lubricating base to reduce mechanical friction between the eye lid and the lens. The Thin Eye Drop formula is in a very clarifying and soothing base.
Q: HOW ARE THESE DROPS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER EYE DROPS?Most other eye drops for contact lenses are “Re-wetting Drops” or lubricant artificial replacement tears. Our drops do not attempt to replace tears, but work therapeutically to stimulate your eyes to counteract symptoms. We have made a very specific homeopathic formula to counteract symptoms of: 1- foreign body sensation; 2- dryness; 3- redness; 4- allergy; 5- most importantly a specific ingredient to promote the health of the cornea.