Product Type: Optrex in Contact Lenses
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Optrex Eye Wash With Eye Bath
Member Name: supersonic75
Optrex Eye Wash With Eye Bath
Date: 14/10/11, updated on 14/10/11 (150 review reads)
Advantages: Cleanses the entire eye area
Disadvantages: Bit messy for my liking
As I have mentioned in previous eye care reviews I suffer from dry eyes and my preferred choice of treatment is a gel based product called Viscotears. Though I also use eye drops I also like to keep an eye wash stocked in my bathroom cupboard though this is more for use by my husband as it's his preference of eye care.
Though there is a plethora of eye wash brands on the market, as with eye drops, I always seem to be drawn towards the likes of Optrex as I feel it's a company that is to be trusted in the field of eye care.
When I bought some Optrex eye drops recently (see separate review) I also picked up an eye wash on the request of my husband as he works in heavy engineering and often uses eye washes (he likes to be able to completely wash the eye area out if he gets something in his eye as opposed to using drops).
As this eye wash was positioned directly next to the eye drops I purchased I didn't have to hunt far and popped this product in my basket and headed towards the till..
The eye bath comes presented in a 300 ml sized bottle costing anywhere in the region of £6. I paid £5.99 from Superdrug so after a quick look online the price for this size seems to be the current rate. The product is made up of distilled water and natural plant extracts and as usual I will not be listing the entire ingredients as this kind of relevant information can be sought out in the accompanying leaflet situated amongst the packaging.
The directions are pretty straight forward and basically you bathe your eye with said product to wash out any particles or just simply refresh the eye area.
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
I won't drone on too much here as I've already said that this comes in a 300 ml size (though other sizes are available) and costs in the region of £6. The wash comes housed in a clear glass bottle which is upright standing and has a screw top lid placed directly on top. Apart from the word 'Optrex' emblazoned on the front in an embossed manner the bottle is pretty much a simplistic affair, but because the glass is clear the contents are clearly visible which I do like as it's easier to see what amount has been used/ is leftover.
Included amongst the contents is a very useful eye bath which is a very handy product as it can be kept for using at any time with just water if need be. The eye bath is made from plastic and is a deep green/turquoise which is curved to fit the eye contour. All this is presented in a sturdy cardboard box which is predominantly green and quite eye catching when on the shelves so is easy to spot.
This product is available from chemists and most stores that sell eye care treatments.
*~*My experience of using this*~*
On opening the box and removing the bottle it is advised to check that the seal is still intact underneath the lid. Once I discovered that it was I proceeded to remove said seal and filled the eye bath up to the designated line which is approximately 3/4 of the bath. Scent wise it's hard to describe though not unpleasant it's not exactly enticing either unless of course you love the smell of witch hazel that is..
Once the bath is adequately filled you are to required tip the head forward and cover the eye socket to form an air tight seal and gently sway the head back and forth whilst keeping the 'sealed' eye open. Personally I never seem to succeed in doing this without spilling at least a little and find it not the best option for me preferring eye drops!
Once you have swilled this around the eye/s for approximately 30 seconds it can be then thrown away and I find doing this near to my bathroom sink the easiest option.
I tend to only use the eye wash if I feel there is something irritating my eye/s as I feel it works incredibly well at thoroughly cleansing the entire eye and can see why my hubby favours it. Whereas drops are easier to administer I do feel that the eye wash is far more thorough and it is something that has become a staple in my household over the years.
After I have rinsed my eyes with this wash there is no denying that this certainly works in the fact that my eyes instantly feel refreshed and revitalised. My eyes feel fresh and rejuvenated and this is especially effective after a long day if my eyes are feeling particularly tired or I have been in a dry atmosphere for a long period of time. What I do like about this product is if I do have any foreign objects in my eye such as dust or a stray eyelash for example then it is removed almost immediately in the solution and my eyes feel 'clean' and soothed.
I do like the eye wash as it is an easy product to use and such a handy thing to keep in the medicine cabinet for those eye emergencies or to simply refresh tired/ sore eyes.
The only thing that I'm not overly keen on is the fact there always tends to be some spillage no matter how careful I am. Though it's only distilled water at the end of the day it's still unpleasant when it drips down wetting clothes so given the choice I would opt for drops any day of the week.
As that is the only 'negative' I can find I think it still warrants the full 5 stars so gets the thumbs up from me and as mentioned my husband prefers this to drops so we constantly have a bottle of this in.
Summary: A good product to keep in for eye emergencies