Lumify Is A Quick De-Ager For Anyone With Red, Angry, OL Eyes
I’ve had a few years to adjust to my diagnosis, but when I initially found out I was at risk for glaucoma, I was bummed AF.
Now that I’ve accepted my (possible) fate, put on my big-girl undies and started taking my Latanoprost drops every night before bed, my condition has stabilized. It’s not better and it’s not worse, it’s just….status quo. But I’ll take status quo over a fast-track to losing my eyesight ANY. DAY.
Still, there’s a decided downside to the Latanoprost: irritation and redness. Although the itchiness comes and goes (and usually only crops up when I’ve accidentally skipped a night of taking my meds), the redness is chronic.
Call me crazy, but to me, red eyes at my age just “read” OL (Old Lady). It’s one thing when you’re a young whippersnapper and your eyes are bloodshot because you’re hungover or have been smoking weed. Once you’ve blown out a substantial number of birthday candles, pink peepers make you look exhausted.
Enter Lumify, the brimonidine tartrate drops marketed by Bausch & Lomb to relieve redness for up to eight hours.
A few weeks ago, a publicist for the brand reached out to see if I’d like to try them. “I would,” I responded, “but only if they’re compatible with Latanoprost.”
After assuring me they were, the publicist popped a few bottles in the mail. And then they sat in their little boxes until I mustered-up the courage to actually use one.
But first, I did a little review-reading on Amazon. Holla. When I checked, there were 1703, clocking in at cumulative approval rating of 4.2 out of five stars.
Here’s a sampling of the positive and negative shout-outs:
“This product made me believe there is a God,” wrote HaileyC.
“Sorcery,” said Replicant, who, FWIW, is a Hall of Fame, Top 100 Reviewer on Amazon.
“Check with your eye doctor first,” warns Gone with the Kale, who evidently did some digging, post-use, and says she discovered that brimonidine is one of the meds opthalmologists use to treat open-angle glaucoma. Somehow, Gone with the Kale figured out that just a one-time use of Lumify lowered her “normal intraocular pressure.”
Although reading Gone with the Kale’s review made me a little nervous, I decided to just try the drops anyway. My daughter and I were taking my husband out to brunch for Father’s Day and I wanted to look rested and on top of my game.
And guess what? My eyes looked fantastic. All of the redness was gone, and I instantly looked more rested and perkier. I was so jazzed that went to town with the maquillage: liner, mascara, curled lashes, smidge of eyeshadow. Yes, I would’ve done that anyway, but once I was “Lumified,” it all looked so much better.
I have an eye doc appointment this week, so I’m definitely going to ask about Lumify. If he greenlights me, I’ll be using my new favorite beauty brew on a regular basis.