The Most Common Nanodropper FAQs From Eyecare Professionals, Answered Here
Calling all optometrists and ophthalmologists! Are you considering bringing the Nanodropper to your clinic? Interested in using it on your in-clinic drops or offering it to patients? We’ve answered the most common questions asked by eyecare professionals. Read on to learn more about safety, efficacy, partner clinic info, and much more!
1. Is the Nanodropper reusable? If you can’t resterilize it, is it cost effective?
Our number one question! We have designed the Nanodropper to be single-bottle use to meet the FDA regulations as a sterile medical device. The Nanodropper should not be transferred between bottles of eyedrops.
Smaller drops approximately triple the life of the bottle (see more about this below). If your bottle costs $8 or more, the Nanodropper will pay for itself.
2. Does the medication expire since the bottles last much longer with the Nanodropper?
The expiration or period-after-opening (PAO) dates listed on the bottles are typically reflective of the duration of the clinical trial for that drug, and not actually representative of anything medically relevant. Multiple studies have shown that most eyedrops are efficacious and safe from contaminants long after the expiration date on their bottle. For general guidance, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that bottles are discarded within 3 months of opening — this is a generally accepted rule of thumb. If a bottle lasts longer than the prescribed term, many companies (such as Aerie Pharma) suggest storing the medication in the refrigerator until the expiration date.
3. What is the adaptor made of? Can it cause allergic reactions to certain people?
The Nanodropper is made out of high density polymers (grey base and cap) and medical-grade silicone (blue tip). Both materials are entirely inert and do not cause allergic reactions.
4. Which bottles can I use it on in my clinic?
We have confirmed that the Nanodropper is compatible with Paremyd (Akorn), proparacaine hydrochloride (Bausch & Lomb), and phenylephrine (manufacturer dependent).
Compatibility with the Nanodropper Adaptor depends on the diameter of the threads on the bottle neck (9/16 in, ~15mm). Any other bottles in your clinic that have the same size thread diameter as the bottes listed above will be compatible as well!
You can also visit our compatibility page for more information.
5. Will there be an adaptor to fit more sizes?
We are currently developing a new, stronger base that will be compatible with more sizes of bottles! Stay tuned for our new and improved adaptor coming out this year!
6. How much smaller does it make the drops?
Drops with the Nanodropper are about 3 times smaller than the original drops. Please see our benchtop data collected in collaboration with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Ophthalmology.
7. Are small drops just as efficacious?
We have a number of studies on the efficacy of smaller drops listed in our whitepaper. The efficacy of smaller drops has been extremely well studied and the results were consistent and conclusive. Many of the major pharmaceutical companies are also on record stating that drop size is not a medical dosing issue.
Please see more about our regulatory and quality information here. We have a number of clinical trials being planned, and we will have the first clinical data published later this year. Contact us if you are interested in running a trial with the Nanodropper.
8. What does it mean to be a Partner Clinic?
Our network of Partner Clinics is growing and your clinic can be a part of it!
- Wholesale pricing when ordering in quantities of 20
- Prices starting at 25% off $14.99 MSRP ($11.25/unit)
- Use Nanodropper for in-clinic drops
- Insurance against drug shortages and price spikes
- A clinic of 10 providers will save approximately $15,000 per year on reduced drug waste
- Free advertising on our website
- Your clinic will be listed and mapped for patients in your area to buy directly from your clinic
- Complimentary display unit
- Let patients see and touch the Nanodropper before purchasing!
- Includes a card to test bottle compatibility
9. How can my clinic become a Partner Clinic?
It’s a really simple process! If you want to offer the Nanodropper in your clinic to your patients (resale), please fill out and return your state-specific reseller documentation.
If you only want to use the Nanodropper in the clinic or if your state does not collect sales tax, please provide the following information:
- Your legal business name
- Your primary business address
- Your EIN number or the operating/practitioner name and license number
Please send the document/ information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get your clinic account set up!
Have a question not listed here? Email it to Alena at email@example.com. At Nanodropper we are committed to decreasing barriers to patient care, and that care starts with eyecare providers. Help us increase patient access by becoming a Partner Clinic with Nanodropper!