There are a number of ophthalmic diseases and eye irritations that require eye care medication to treat properly. Fortunately, the vast majority of ophthalmic medication is derived from a fairly simple solution. However, many ophthalmic packaging options have limitations and can even require irritating additives to be used in the formula.
In order to resolve the limitations of traditional ophthalmic packaging, many pharmaceutical companies are looking to contract packaging and filling experts for help. One of the more recent innovative advancements in eye drop packaging is through unit-dose packaging. Incorporating single use packaging for eye drops provides a number of useful advantages for the companies and users alike.
The following article will highlight the different ways that unit dose packaging can improve the storage and use of ophthalmic medication. If you’re interested in discussing eye medication packaging options with the premier contract packaging and filling company, contact LF of America for assistance.
Traditional Eye Product Packaging
The typical eye medication packaging is comprised of a bottle, dispensing tip, and tamper-resistant features. Standard bottles with droppers have been widely used for decades thanks to their affordability and durability. Although these standard eye medication containers are useful, they still have a few significant disadvantages.
Traditionally, liquid ophthalmic drug products come in multi-dose containers that are designed to protect the quality of the product, aid in dosing, minimize contamination concerns, and maintain overall sterility. The majority of ophthalmic products in multi-dose containers are intended to be used within a month after opening.
The primary concerns with traditional eye medication packaging are associated with dosing and storage. First, it can be difficult for users to apply a precise dose of the medication equally in both eyes. Second, because of the chemical interactions between the solution and the materials used in the container, preservatives are added that produce a burning sensation once the product is used.
Innovative Ophthalmic Packaging Options
In order to combat these disadvantages, LF of America has designed a more innovative ophthalmic packaging option that overcomes these problems. Using patented multi-layer technology and a 100% preservative-free formula, our unit dose packaging for eye drops makes administration easier and more comfortable. In addition, the single dose container permits users to easily administer the same precise dose in both eyes.
The benefits of our unit dose ophthalmic packaging over traditional eye drop containers include:
- 100% Preservative Free Formula (no burning sensation caused by irritating additives)
- Equal API Delivery in Each Eye
- Two Piece Unit-Dose Vial with Clean Orifice for Calibrated Drops
- More Comfortable Administration (no plastic flashes on opening)
- Injection Molding Technology (increased safety and flexibility)
To learn more about our innovative eye medication packaging options, please watch the video provided below.