Product Type: Optrex in Contact Lenses
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They Should Be Called Moist Eye Drops (Optrex Dry Eye Drops)
Optrex Dry Eye Drops
Member Name: Vialdana
Optrex Dry Eye Drops
Advantages: Get rid of the dry eye feeling very well, and easily available everywhere.
Disadvantages: A little pricy.
Suffering from fibromyalgia I experience a whole host of 'extra' problems that one wouldn't necessarily immediately link to such an illness. These vary from eye issues to ibs and reflux, and some are more troublesome when they occur than others. One of the things that I get sometimes (which initially had me flying to the docs and being sent to the hospital to get it checked out) is the feeling that something is in under my eyelid scratching my eye. It actually feels like there is a tiny wee needle stuck to the inside of your eyelid, and every time you blink or have your eye closed it feels like it's scratching you. Very unpleasant I can assure you.
Aaaanyhow... this sensation isn't really something there damaging my eye. It's actually some weirdly odd sensation that just makes me feel that way, and over the years I've had to deal with it a fair few times and although none is pleasant, I'm now used to it and know what it is, so it doesn't frighten me the way it did the first time, and I've learnt to spot the sensation of dry eyes which sometimes leads to this needle stabbing sensation, and to correct that before it reaches the point of causing me pain.
This Optrex Dry Eye Drops is safe for use by people who are contact lens wearers, but it doesn't mean that you have to be a contact lens user to use this. It is basically suitable for anyone who's got a problem with dry uncomfortable eyes including kids, but not babies or toddlers. (Read the leaflet that comes with these however as it is always better safe than sorry and there may be some for whom these wouldn't be suitable).
Quite simply you get some clear scentless liquid in a small 10ml bottle with its own dropper lid built in so that you can unscrew the cap, lean your head back and pop the drops into your eyes (or get someone else to do it for you if need be!). It's not particularly cheap at about £4 a bottle, but it is easily available in most chemists, and it works pretty well which is the most important factor here.
The initial sensation on popping the drops into my eyes is to make me want to blink and to make my eyes water. There's no stinging sensation or anything though, and very quickly there is a sort of soothing comforted feeling which is great if your eyes have been feeling dry and gritty and dusty. If you can avoid blinking at this point (gently closing my eyes works for me normally), then the drops work more quickly and easily. Blinking and tearing up will wash away the solution before it's coated and soothed the eye you see.
These drops work really well for me, and for the most part, they do help me to alleviate any dryness, and so I don't get the pin prick feeling that hurts so much, and they leave my eyes feeling much more comfortable through day and night which is great. I'd strongly recommend these to anyone who's struggling with dry eyes as a great way of getting relief and helping your eyes to recover.
Summary: A simple method of easing dry eyes.
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