frequently asked questions
Was a trial conducted between LUMIFY and currently available OTC redness reliever eye drops?
In a small phase II clinical study (n=68), brimonidine tartrate 0.025% showed a statistically significant difference in redness reduction compared to controls and oxymetazoline 0.025%.
What % of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) preservative is in LUMIFY?
The majority of commercially available topical eye drops contain BAK. The concentration of BAK in LUMIFY is 0.01%, which is lower than the maximum 0.02% allowed by the FDA.
Were there any incidences of allergic reaction to low dose brimonidine tartrate?
No evidence of allergic reaction to LUMIFY was reported in clinical trials.
What types of patients/specialties would LUMIFY be good for?
LUMIFY is approved for redness relief due to minor eye irritations for adults and children 5 years of age and over. For children under 5 years of age: consult a doctor.
How will LUMIFY affect pupil dilation?
In clinical studies, LUMIFY had no impact on pupil dilation. LUMIFY does not have this warning on its label like many other redness relievers.
What is the difference between LUMIFY and current OTC redness relievers?
Other redness relievers are either alpha-1 or alpha-1/alpha-2 mixed receptor agonists which reduce redness by generalized constriction of both arterioles and venules, resulting in a potential restriction of blood and oxygen through the eye. Because of activity on the alpha-1 receptor, there is an increased risk for the side effects of rebound redness and loss of efficacy over time. LUMIFY is different. It is a selective a2 receptor agonist which reduces redness by constricting the venule, alleviating the potential decrease of blood and oxygen through the eye, and with minimal to no activity on the a1 receptor, has a low risk of redness rebound of loss of efficacy over time when used as directed.
Can LUMIFY be used to counteract rebound redness from other glaucoma treatments?
Although not tested or evaluated in clinical trials, there is no contraindication of LUMIFY with other drops. If using other ophthalmic products while using LUMIFY, wait at least 5 minutes between each product.
Was there an intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering effect?
In phase 2 & 3 clinical studies there was no statistically significant evidence of IOP lowering.
Does LUMIFY cause rebound hyperemia like previous OTC redness removers?
LUMIFY works differently than other redness relievers by selectively targeting redness, maintaining the flow of blood and oxygen to the eye, and alleviating some of the potential side effects common to redness relievers – rebound redness and loss of effectiveness over time.
Did LUMIFY show any tachyphylaxis (loss of efficacy) over time?
In clinical trials, LUMIFY showed no evidence of tachyphylaxis when used as directed.
How long does LUMIFY last?
Up to 8 hours. In clinical trials, 79% of patients still showed a statistically significant difference at 8 hours.
How quickly does LUMIFY work?
In 1 minute. In clinical trials, 95% of patients showed a statistically significant difference at 1 minute.
What were the most common side effects in clinical trials?
In clinical trials, a small number of people reported either itching, foreign body sensation, tearing or pain which were temporary and mild to moderate in severity.
How often can my patients use LUMIFY?
LUMIFY can be used up to 4x per day. As with other OTC redness relievers, patients should stop use and ask a doctor if they experience eye pain, changes in vision, redness or irritation that worsens or lasts more than 72 hours (3 days). This time limit is not specific to LUMIFY and is put in place to ensure any potential underlying issues are not masked.
How did LUMIFY obtain FDA approval?
LUMIFY has been authorized for distribution by the FDA after review of our clinical trial program, in which six clinical studies were conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of LUMIFY (brimonidine tartrate, 0.025%) in relieving ocular redness.