Artificial Eye Lubricants

If you find that your prosthesis can be dry and itchy, you may require lubricating eye drops. There are two types of eye drops that we recommend; celluvisc is a water-based lubricant with a higher viscosity than natural tears, or silicone lubricants which are oil based and last longer than water-based lubricants.

In the past we have recommended Ocuglide which is a silicone artificial eye lubricant. Unfortunately, Ocuglide is no longer available. Thankfully there is another silicone lubricant just like Ocuglide which is called Sil-Ophtho.

Sil-Ophtho comes in two different viscosities, medium and heavy. The heavier viscosity is comparable to Ocuglide, however according to their website; the medium viscosity is preferred by the largest percent of prosthesis wearers. In the United States it is available from Erickson Labs. In Australia, you can purchase some from us either by giving us a call on (08) 9322 5576 or emailing

For more information on Sil-Ophtho please go to their website.

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3 Responses to Artificial Eye Lubricants

  1. Avatar for LaVonne Cogburn
    LaVonne Cogburn August 18, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    I need ocu glide. Where can I find it. I need the heavy viscosity. I am allergic to sil optho and also vera products. Flax oil just doesn’t work for me either. Where can I buy ocu glide?

    • Avatar for NATASHA Humphrey
      NATASHA Humphrey March 28, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      It is not made or sold any more. I suggest you compare the ingredients in the bottles of the ocuglide & other lubricants to find out specifically which ingredient you are allergic to. Then trial an error to find which new lubricant will work best for you.

  2. Avatar for Jackie
    Jackie May 31, 2017 at 2:40 am #

    I use Refresh PM, that can be purchased at the drugstore.

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