Hi all! So I had an appt with a dry eye specalist yesterday. She said I have a moderate case of dry eyes (I think it was a 8 on the scale?). I can't wear contacts anymore because my eyes are always sore and the contacts make it worse. She did suggest birth control has a lot to do with dry eyes, but being that it's dry eyes or a baby (I'm 24 and getting married in 6 months and want to fit in my wedding dress, haha) I have to stay on it. I did go and get a new script for a different birth control, as she said a different horome will help. I do use the computer for 7-8 hours a day at work, and she suggested to blink often and take many breaks. My main goal is to wear contacts again for my wedding (8 day cruise) for the whole trip. I ordered bio tears upon everyones recomendation, as well as flax seed oil.
Now, the $$$ part. I do not have health insurance, as I can't be on my parents anymore since I moved out, and won't be on my fiances for 6 months when we get married. Restasis is $148 for 32 capsules. My eye doc said twice a day drops. The girl at Walmart told me that I can use one vile twice a day, rather than throwing it out since there is enough in one for twice a day. She said as long as I am "clean" with it (can anyone explain this??) then it wont be a problem. That would take it from $300 a month, to $148 a month. (Still so high!) but worth it if my eyes feel better.
Can anyone tell me if they use one vile for both applications, with no problems?
I've seen mixed reviews with Restasis, but hopefully since my eyes aren't too bad (I've seen some posts with a 1-2 on the sale) it will help. I'm really hoping for good results with the drops along with the vitimans. We'll see!!!
Any comments on Restasis for using one vial for the day would be great!!!