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Blink Contacts Eye Drops
Member Name: janimoo23
Blink Contacts Eye Drops
Date: 05/07/12, updated on 05/07/12 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Individual doses
Disadvantages: You get less for your money
***Blink eye drops***
Whilst ordering my usual contact lenses on line the other day, I had an opportunity to purchase Blink eye drops in individual doses for just a £1 which was very hard to ignore. I had them before and so I knew what I was buying and therefore I made the purchase. I wear continuous wear lenses and always like to have some eye drops available should my eyes get dry or if they just need refreshing.
***Brief product description***
I knew what to expect when the eye drops arrived but for those who haven't seen/used them yet, drops are come in 20 individual plastic ampoules. You get 4 strips of 5 individual ampoules (doses) in a small rectangular box. 5 ampoules in each strip are attached together however they can be separated with minimal effort as and when needed. Each ampoule contains 0.35ml of eye drops just enough for one or two eye drops into each eye (well only if you are aiming is right, I often find myself missing the eye completely). The actual individual dose has two parts - the plastic ampoule with the liquid in it and flat top part, which has a label on it stating amount of liquid in the ampoule and the name of the product. Snapping the top part of the ampoule will open it. After each ampoule has been opened, it cannot be closed again however I do not see anyone wanting to do that as you get just about 4 drops worth in the ampoule.
***Using Blink eye drops***
Blink eye drops are available for use with all types of contact lenses this includes disposables. There is no need to remove lenses before using the drops. They are meant to provide relief from dry, tired, irritated eyes as well as sooth them. I am going to here, these drops provide me with great relief when I have tired eyes and can tell that my eyes look refreshed after using them. My usage of those drops is mostly related to dry eyes due to me sleeping with contact lenses, sometimes I can get dry eyes in the morning but this is always easily resolved by applying the drops. As far as I am aware they can be used as often as required.
***Why I like them***
I like those eye drops because they come in individual doses. Eye drops that come in one individual bottle have normally expiry date from the day of opening which normally results in wasting the product as I never fully finish the whole bottle. This is simply because I do not use them every day and so Blink eye drops are perfect for me as I can use them whenever I need without worrying about expiry date too much. I always have one ampoule in my purse, yes purse as they are so small they can fit there so I can have it available if I get dry eyes at work.
***Availability and price***
As far as I am aware Blink individual ampoule eye drops come in two varieties (soothing and refreshing) and price can depend on which ones you buy. They are widely available now, Boots sells them for about £4.99 and similarly price for Amazon which is not cheap at all however I have seen them on offer before. As mentioned above you only get 20 doses of 0.35ml which is 7ml of eye drops. When you compare it to single bottle eye drops, they are usually sold in bottles of 100 ml for about £3 on average so it is clear what give you most for your money. However, for me they are perfect as I do not use them every day and rather than buying whole bottle and then wasting it, I buy blink which then lasts me longer.
Summary: Great product for tired and dry eyes