Product Type: Boots in Contact Lenses
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~Dry Eyes, Burning Like Fire~
Boots Comforting Eye Drops
Member Name: newby2
Boots Comforting Eye Drops
Advantages: work well
Disadvantages: not long lasting
==Boots Comforting Eye Drops==
Being a contact lens wearer my eyes seem to get sore very quickly throughout the day especially if I am in smoky atmospheres or using a lot of computer which I do a lot of both! There really is nothing much to help the eyes other than a messy eye bath (where you can't have lenses in) or some nice eye drops.
I carry around eye drops with me no matter where I am going and always have a bottle if not two in my handbag at any one time. If I do by chance forget to put a bottle in my bag I will more often than not need to go out and buy a bottle.
The Boots comforting Eye Drops are one of the cheaper alternative to buying the branded drops which are, in my opinion, well over priced. Although it is not a vast difference in price, the Boots drops are cheaper at £3.75 p for a small 10 ml bottle of the solution that for all intents and purposes could be water and more or less is!
The design of the bottle is pretty much standard and the bottle comes housed within an outer cardboard box where all the information in written on such as ingredients and directions for use ect. Inside the box there is an small information leaflet which gives more information on the product and having read it the very first time I bought this product I can't say I have read it since of kept it while I use the product. Both the sheet inside and the outer cardboard box go straight into the bin when I open the eye drops bottle.
The bottle of eye drops is sealed and need to be screwed open the first time you use. This protection seal is a good ideal so you know that no one has had the drops anywhere near there eyes or indeed tampered with the product. The shape of the nib under the screw cap is more or less standard with all the other drops I have used and has a nice shaped nib which allows the drops to be pointed at the area of eye where the drops can drip in and slide across the surface of the eye.
The bottle is easy to use and once upside down doesn't even need any squeezing at all for the drops to flow from the nib. I think comparing this Tesco eye drops to other branded bottles I would have to say that I feel the hole in the nib is slightly larger and the drops in fact flow a little faster than I am used to and more often than not two drops of the solution will fall in quick succession and be too much. I do prefer the solution to come out one drop at a time because for me I feel unless I have something in my eye one drops is more than enough to give me that relief of hot, sore eyes and enough lubrication to easy to drying of my lenses.
The drops however feel just as good as any other drops when first dipped onto the eye ball. They have an instant cooling affect and the relief is so nice that I can't help a little smile as I use them. They give great lubrication to my lenses and work well at making my eyes a little bit more human again when I have really sore ones.
I can't say that the affects of the drops has any real long lasting affects as reapplication with this Boots eye drops product is much more likely than the branded one or even the Superdrug own bran eye drops I have tried. These are not the best eye drops you can get but they do have that instant relief that makes it still worth buying them for.
The drops are suitable for all types of contact lenses wearers including those who have hard gas permeable lenses and those who have the soft lenses. You can even buy the drops if you don't use contacts and just generally have sore eyes so I would say that they are an all round type of drop that you really can't go wrong with. Okay so they are not the best but they are cheaper than most (slightly) and do the job for a short space of time.
All in all I feel these drops are only minimally different from the branded ones and for that reason I feel a score of 4 out of 5 stars and a recommendation is still very much on the cards. When you have sore eyes you'll pretty much want to try anything anyway!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A fair drop to use
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