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re-wetting drops are effective to keep your contact lens lubricated.
you may want to ask your ophthalmologist about punctal plus which decreases the amount tears that drain away from your eyes into your nose.
Other options include Restasis, supplementation with omega-3 and flaxseed.
Is Restasis OTC? Punctal Plus, what is this?
Restasis is prescription only.
Tears drain away from you eyes on the inside corner of your eyelids through 4 tears ducs (one for each eyelid).
they drain into your nose (that is why your nose runs when you cry).
Punctal plugs prevents the tears from draining away.
this is put in by your eye doctor in the clinic.
what is the approximate cost of these 2 things? Also I see an optometrist, can he prescribed these for me?
it depends on the state you are in with regards XXXXX XXXXX prescribing and placing punctal plugs.
If you have medical insurance, these 2 things may be covered, but usually through an ophthalmologist.
Restasis cost about $150-180 for a month supply without insurance.
I don't believe your optometrist in Indiana is able to prescribe Restasis or place punctal plugs via his optometric license.
You should call to verify however.
Thank You for your time.