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Monday, March 30, 2015

EXPENSIVE THINGS in Costa Rica - SALINE SOLUTION for your Contact Lenses

I've heard numerous people say that a regular size bottle of Saline Solution for Contacts is around $20 for ONE bottle.  Heck, you can easily get 2 LARGE bottles of Saline Solution in the U.S. or Canada for LESS than that (I just two 20 ounce bottles on Amazon for $16 or two 12 ounce bottles for $12.50)!!

Melaney shared a GREAT (and CHEAP) "solution" to this high priced Saline Solution for Contacts scandal!!!!!! 

Buy an IV Bag of Saline at a pharmacy•Farmacia
(once it's open,
you'll have to find something sterile to store it in - preferably a glass bottle [I'd put the majority of it in a big glass bottle - like a wine bottle with screw top - but then I'd ultimately find one of those little brown bottles with an eye dropper).

Rae added this AWESOME HINT (which, now that I think of it, is THE BEST SOLUTION for contact lens wear-ers - not just because it's cheaper - but because it's LOTS better for you!!):

I use the hospital grade saline solution from the farmacia and have for years.  It is MUCH better than the commercial contact lens solution product.  It is pure grade made to be put right into your veins.  It is like silk.  Once you try it you won't want that other stuff made with harsh chemicals.  I put the saline solution right from the container into a glass bottle (an old wine bottle with a simple screw cap) for storage and use a plastic bottle for daily use.  It is wonderful. 

This article made it sound like something to be used as a last resort but it should be your first choice.  Try it, you will not want to go back to the chemical saline solution.  I would also add that I have very sensitive eyes, no chemicals at all in the hospital grade saline solution."


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