I'm happy to join the small group of folks who are enjoying relief due to Lacriserts! After a year of goggles, plugs, $500 chamber glasses, meds, humidifiers, compresses and more drops than in the Atlantic Ocean, I put a Lacrisert in and feel immediate relief for the next 10-12 hours. I walked through wal-mart without freaky goggles, I walked outside with my husband without chamber glasses, and finally, I actually have an abundance of moisture. I haven't reached for my usual 5-8 applications of preservative-free drops in weeks.
Yes, it gets goopy at the end of the day and can sometimes feel "heavy" or "thick" but honestly, that is nothing compared to the aching and dryness I felt day in and day out. I put them in first thing and they usually last all day. It can be a goopy mess in the morning, too. To save money, I only use them during the week when I'm working and actually feel a little benefit still on the weekends. With the mail order insurance I have, it's only $40/month...down from the $280 that's quoted on the web. Finally, my doc had some free samples so I could try it first before I bought the order. If your curious, give them a shot! Good luck!