Product Type: Optrex in Contact Lenses
Newest Review: ... get to work and start to soothe your eyes immediately and will help for hours. Optrex fresh eyes drops are very well priced at around £3.... more
Relief for sore eyes
Optrex Fresh Eyes Eye Drops
Member Name: suziedre
Optrex Fresh Eyes Eye Drops
Advantages: Eyes feel fresh, revived, convenient bottle, easy to use
I've had sore, itchy, bloodshot eyes recently. I'm not really sure what the main cause is - tiredness, my dog needing a haircut, or hayfever caused by the last remnants of summer, but I am sick of spending all evening rubbing my eyes, feeling like they have an eyelash/grit in them, and then waking up with red, sore, puffy eyes and having to attempt to put eye make-up on so I don't look like a freak/tramp when I go into work.
My eyes were really painful and red yesterday, and people were commenting on how bloodshot one of them was, so I decided that enough was enough.
I have never used eyedrops before but I couldn't stand the feeling that there was something in my eye for a second longer.
Optrex seem to be the brand leader when it comes to eye drops, and they also do eyewashes. I picked the Fresh Eyes refreshing eye drops. They cost around £3.60 for a 10ml bottle.
The small cardboard box is blue and features the Optrex logo and a picture of an eye and a water drop - giving the impression of moisture and cool-ness.
The blurb on the front promises to 'treat, soothe and refresh irritate, tired and uncomfortable eyes'. On the back it says they 'replenish the moisture level and refresh tired or sore eyes caused by dusty or dry atmospheres, driving, computer use, late nights, air conditioning, central heating or polluted environment'. So every possible scenario where your eyes might be sore seems to be covered!
Inside the box, the little plastic bottle is white with a blue lid that you screw off. The top of the bottle is tapered like a droplet for easy application.
To use, all you do is tilt your head back and squeeze one or two drops into your eyes. At first I managed only to apply them to my cheek as my aim was a bit rubbish, but I soon got the hang of it.
The liquid is clear with no smell, and doesn't sting whatsoever. They feel cold as they hit your eyeball which made me gasp a little but that will be easy to get used to.
These drops are made up of purified water and plant extracts such as witch hazel, and they are also balanced at the natural pH level of tears. Therefore they are very natural.
My eyes immediately felt full of natural moisture and hurrah!... the gritty feeling was gone at last. They felt less sore and dry, and even looked brighter and clearer. They became less bloodshot, too.
Because my eyes weren't red, sore and gritty, the drops even made me feel more alert and awake - bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, you might say. I shall definitely be using these in the morning now!
I can't believe I had never used these before and will be making them a regular purchase now. Since using them I haven't felt like there was something in my eye, and so I haven't needed to rub them, which always makes the soreness worse. Oh, the relief.
Summary: Keep your eyes healthy with this fab product