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    • theronkinator
    • By theronkinator 24th Aug 17, 12:18 PM
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    Cheap eye drops on the high street?
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    • 24th Aug 17, 12:18 PM
    Cheap eye drops on the high street? 24th Aug 17 at 12:18 PM
    Hi, I need some eye drops for dry eyes and the cheapest I can see is Morrisons/Sainsburys/Tesco for about 2.50. I used to get them from poundland/poundworld for... 1, but they don't seem to have them anymore, anywhere else I've missed? Boots/Superdrug are the same or more than the supermarkets.

    Thanks.
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    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 24th Aug 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 1:59 PM
    Home bargains have some. B&M might but not sure.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 24th Aug 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 2:25 PM
    Amazon . 10 tubes of Medicom brand Carbomer eye gel from 9.39 delivered.


    I've been using this brand for over two years.
    Last edited by teddysmum; 24-08-2017 at 3:33 PM.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 24th Aug 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 2:31 PM
    Hi, I need some eye drops for dry eyes and the cheapest I can see is Morrisons/Sainsburys/Tesco for about 2.50. I used to get them from poundland/poundworld for... 1, but they don't seem to have them anymore, anywhere else I've missed? Boots/Superdrug are the same or more than the supermarkets.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by theronkinator


    Boots charge about 5 which wasn't much cheaper than the vet charged, when I was looking up some for my dog.
    Last edited by teddysmum; 24-08-2017 at 2:49 PM.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 24th Aug 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 4:41 PM
    The company that I previously bought Medicom brand from, sent a note with the last delivery saying that the product may not be available in the future and I noticed that they no longer had it listed, but did stock a more expensive one, which worked out even cheaper in bulk.


    I posted on here, returned to order and found the product gone from Amazon and their own website,so have ordered 10 packs of the above brand from another seller.


    However, two of the three companies, I checked, only had three and five ,so I suspect multipacks will disappear, meaning packs of just three,which works out much dearer, but still less than from vets or big name chemists.


    Therefore I suggest that anyone thinking of ordering from Amazon does so fairly quickly,while the bargains are still there.
    • Sncjw
    • By Sncjw 24th Aug 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 24th Aug 17, 6:00 PM
    Wilko. They have eye drops made by the same place as boots get them from
    • Moon Keh
    • By Moon Keh 2nd Sep 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 2:32 PM
    Wilko. They have eye drops made by the same place as boots get them from
    Originally posted by Sncjw
    I usually use Tesco Comfort eye drops (currently 2.50), but I have used Wilko Dry Eye eye drops (currently 1.95). Same thing, but the Wilko one was about 50p cheaper last time I bought it. Similar range as you say, with that supplier making for many places. Looks like that's the same as Boots Contact Lens eye drops (currently 3.10). These ones all say sodium hyaluronate 0.1% on the respective websites.

    The same product also seems to be Sainsburys Dry Eyes (2.55), Asda Dry Eye (2.50), Numark Maximeyes* (3.00),

    *Not listed on Numark website, confirmed through third party. Not certain if stocked in Rowlands.
    Similar names might not necessarily mean the same product in different shops. Check the ingredients listed on the pack before buying.

    Rule of thumb: Wilko seem to be a little cheaper than others. Most places have a small range, I've just listed the one I usually use.
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 6:21 PM
    Hi, I need some eye drops for dry eyes and the cheapest I can see is Morrisons/Sainsburys/Tesco for about 2.50. I used to get them from poundland/poundworld for... 1, but they don't seem to have them anymore
    Originally posted by theronkinator
    No way! i go to Poundland for the drops for my dogs dry eyes.
    • Fen1
    • By Fen1 2nd Sep 17, 6:29 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 6:29 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 6:29 PM
    Have you been to the opticians to check you eyes? Tesco opticians are free, and many high street opticians run offers in the local newspapers. People on benefits can also have vouchers for eye exams.
    Everyone should have their eyes checked at least every two years, not only to check vision but also health. Why do you need eye drops? How long have you used them? When was your last eye exam?
    Be wary of using eye-drops continuously as they can cause "rebound" dryness, making you increasingly dependent on them ( this info comes from a friend who is a health professional.) Constantly using eye-drops also suggests that the underlying problem has not been solved.
    • Moon Keh
    • By Moon Keh 5th Sep 17, 10:06 AM
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    Be wary of using eye-drops continuously as they can cause "rebound" dryness, making you increasingly dependent on them ( this info comes from a friend who is a health professional.) Constantly using eye-drops also suggests that the underlying problem has not been solved.
    Originally posted by Fen1
    That's possibly true for certain types of drop, such as those containing a vasoconstrictor such as naphazoline. This follows what's seen with nasal decongestants containing similar agents, such as oxymetazoline or xylometazoline.

    However, a search on PubMed found no published incidence of rebound after the use of drops for dry eye (searched as both ocular lubricants and as the names of individual agents such as sodium hyaluronate, hypromellose/HPMC and carbomer). Therefore, my conclusion is that there's no published evidence to support that as a general statement for every product.

    I was under the impression that this thread was discussing only dry eye, as per the initial post, and the products containing vasoconstrictors that cause rebound hyperaemia are not indicated to relieve this.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 5th Sep 17, 6:31 PM
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    I use the cheap online brands for my dog, after the vet said he would need them for life and that there was no danger in using too often. (The vet prescribed Viscotears at over 6 times what I pay and was amazed at the online price.)
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