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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: hydraSense Advanced Eye Drops, 2-pack, $15.39

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choclover wrote: Avoid the gel Night Therapy version? Your use of punctuation suggests the gel Night Therapy version is better.
No, the Night Therapy, gel version of Hydrasense is the good one. It's the liquid ones that are bad.

I wait until they are less than $10 and buy them. I have a huge bag of 100 bottles.
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thelefteyeguy wrote: hmmm u sure? i thought no membership was only applicable to prescriptions...i've always been asked for membership on hylo (for my dad...until he got himself a membership)
I've purchased a couple of other items (that reside behind the counter) from pharmacy successfully without membership. They do ask as a requirement but not enforced. I haven't had an issue the small few times I picked up.
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maeda wrote: I was initially using Hylo, but at $40+ per bottle at SDM, it's way too expensive!
I switched from Hylo to this - definitely a good decision.
Highly recommend the orange advanced version. Feels less sticky and less messy around eye lashes compared to the regular version.
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Poutinesauce wrote: Avoid, the gel Night Therapy version is 100 times better. I use 1 bottle of it a week.

Hylo is not particularly better than Night Therapy. The only reason why it's so expensive is that it's distributed by a small middleman that pockets an added profit margin. That's it. It's not 4 times better, that's BS. The formula of the two is about the same.

Hydrasense is less expensive because Bayer has the distribution network and contacts with every single retailer in the country and is able to produce millions of bottles in a short time. It's purely a matter of scale.
I am not going to dispute whether hylo or hydrasense is better. But I will point out that the hyaluronic acid used in both cases are different, and the non-medicinal components which are important for bioavailability such as contact time and dessication prevention are also different. Once again, this is not to highlight one is better than the other.

The reason I won't go into detail because most drops currently being used all perform very well, both in subjective (symptoms) and objective measures. Hylo is approved for post-surgical use, but it does not mean hydrasense is inferior, just newer. I have had patients find most relief from hylo over other drops like idrop, hyabak, or hydrasense; or people who do better with hylo's pump.

Hylo is simply a proven formula, but most important is to try others and decide for yourself (with your optometrist or ophthalmologist). There are reasons certain formulae work better for certain eyes which have no scientific reason as to why (for now), so at the end of the day you gotta try them (yay for samples!)

I just dont want people to think "if this drop is exactly the same as hylo, and hylo is the best they got, and this drop isnt helping, then eye drops wont help me at all!"
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Poutinesauce wrote: Avoid, the gel Night Therapy version is 100 times better. I use 1 bottle of it a week.

Hylo is not particularly better than Night Therapy. The only reason why it's so expensive is that it's distributed by a small middleman that pockets an added profit margin. That's it. It's not 4 times better, that's BS. The formula of the two is about the same.

Hydrasense is less expensive because Bayer has the distribution network and contacts with every single retailer in the country and is able to produce millions of bottles in a short time. It's purely a matter of scale.
for some reason the night therapy gel versions seem to make me get dry eyes throughout the day compared to cheaper Refresh eyedrops w/ sodium preservatives..
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.
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Poutinesauce wrote: No, the Night Therapy, gel version of Hydrasense is the good one. It's the liquid ones that are bad.

I wait until they are less than $10 and buy them. I have a huge bag of 100 bottles.
What is the typical expiry on the Night Therapy bottles? Wondering if I should have ordered more than 2.
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This isn't a bad deal. One of the small pharmacy's around the corner from me always has a 3 for $25 for those eyedrops, and you can pick any line of the brand as long as it's the same size (eg: red eye, dry eye, etc.
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DanRFD wrote: What is the typical expiry on the Night Therapy bottles? Wondering if I should have ordered more than 2.
I got Night Time ver on Sunday from Amzn... expiry 2023 Feb.
Thanks OP, in for a few of this and the Night time
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UWOD2020 wrote: I am not going to dispute whether hylo or hydrasense is better. But I will point out that the hyaluronic acid used in both cases are different, and the non-medicinal components which are important for bioavailability such as contact time and dessication prevention are also different. Once again, this is not to highlight one is better than the other.

The reason I won't go into detail because most drops currently being used all perform very well, both in subjective (symptoms) and objective measures. Hylo is approved for post-surgical use, but it does not mean hydrasense is inferior, just newer. I have had patients find most relief from hylo over other drops like idrop, hyabak, or hydrasense; or people who do better with hylo's pump.

Hylo is simply a proven formula, but most important is to try others and decide for yourself (with your optometrist or ophthalmologist). There are reasons certain formulae work better for certain eyes which have no scientific reason as to why (for now), so at the end of the day you gotta try them (yay for samples!)

I just dont want people to think "if this drop is exactly the same as hylo, and hylo is the best they got, and this drop isnt helping, then eye drops wont help me at all!"
I agree that different people might react differently. But ultimately, these two formulas are sodium hyaluronate-based and thus work very similarly. And when you need a lot of eye drops regularly, asking to pay $40 for a bottle of eye drops when a similar one can be had for $9 when on sale becomes a big burden. Cost effectiveness matters. I use a bottle a week.
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DanRFD wrote: What is the typical expiry on the Night Therapy bottles? Wondering if I should have ordered more than 2.
The Night Gel that I ordered on Sep 2020 has an expiry of Jun 2022.

But I didn't order the single. I ordered the Day and Night Pack (which is just 1 orange and 1 purple).
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The only problem with Hydrasense is the tip gets stuck/clogged too often and no drop comes out, can be frustrating and you gotta bang it to fix it.

I stock up on Systane Ultra Hydration ($10), it clears my red-eyes effectively.
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cluless wrote: I received my order and the expiry date shows June 2022.
I got mine as well. Orange ones show an expiry of June 2022. The regular blue ones show an expiry of January 2023.

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