Originally published in NKCF Update (March 2020)
Contamac, one of the world’s leading contact lens companies, has launched Nutrifill, a new insertion solution for scleral lenses.
Nutrifill is FDA-cleared and available only in the US. It is a preservative-free lens formula specifically designed for scleral lens wearers and can also be used to rinse hybrid and gas permeable (GP) lenses. Instead of a traditional sodium chloride solution, Nutrifill contains additional useful nutrients for the cornea: calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphate, and has a pH (7.4) and osmolality (300) that mimics the eye’s tear layer as closely as possible.
Dr. Stephanie Woo, OD, of the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada, was the first optometrist in the US to offer Nutrifill to her patients. She notes that several of her patients have reported they are able to war their scleral lenses for longer periods with the new formula. She adds, “Many of my patients reported less fogging when they switched to Nutrifill.”
Talk to your doctor if you are interested in trying this new option to clean and fill your scleral lens reservoirs. Nutrifill comes in packs of 35 single use 1- ml ampules. More information about this product can be found at nutrifill.com and at dryeyeshop.com.
Dr. Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS, is founder of the Las Vegas-based Contact Lens Institute of Nevada, a practice dedicated entirely to specialty contact lenses. Visit clinevada.com for more info.