Visine Lr Alternative Is Opcon-a!

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Inna Says:
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I used Visine LR for over 20 years. Since its discontinuation, I've researched many eye drops and their ingredients. The only one that works amazingly, is Opcon-A! The oxymetazoline is absent but nephazoline is just as effective. My eyes are not red and lasts long periods. Thank goodness because I thought I would never find an alternative.

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Jeff Says:

I agree with Inna. I buy the Opcon-A from Amazon as an alternative to Visine LR. You get two bottles for under $9.00 and it works similar to Visine LR.

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David Says:


I appreciate the heads up on the replacement for Visine LR. There's a actually pretty popular discussion thread here on the topic of Visine LR with many people from around the world searching for an alternative. I think if you were to repost this over there as well, a lot of them would probably benefit from seeing your feedback on Opcon-A, given your 20+ years of experience.

Ref: Discuss/Visine-LR-Discontinued-200960.htm

Some members in this thread have even resorted to using oxymetazoline "nasal spray" as a substitute, but that's taking it a little too far in my opinion Lol.

Thanks again for the review!

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Inna Says:
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Thanks for the heads up! Lol nasal spray? Oh geez! That's not good for eye sterility

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PD Says:

--NOTHING else works for me . I think they pulled it because LR works TOO good. One bottle can last 6 months. Can you get it with a prescription?

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orna Says:

So I never post on these kinds of boards but had to comment. I was also a Visine LR fan and have been searching for an alternative. I tried Zoamet and it worked somewhat but last week I saw the post about Alcon, tried those drops, and it's worked incredibly well! Definitely better than Zoamet, much cheaper, and available from a local pharmacy, rather than overseas. My eyes are so much less dry and not bloodshot - it also seems to last longer than Visine did. Thanks for the tip!

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orna Says:

I meant Opcon - not Alcon - sorry!

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