“ Brand: Novartis / Lens Accessories: Drops / Dosage Form: Drops „
I have been noticing recently that after a night out, or if I don't get a proper 8 hours sleep my eyes have become dry and irritated - add to this the fact that I work in an air conditioned office and this makes it even worse. I am an absolute nightmare when it comes to putting things near my eyes and was very nervous about the idea of using eye drops. However, as this became more of a regular problem I decided to go out there and get something to make it better.
I found the Vitaleyes range in Boots, where it stood out from the other brands thanks to its simple but attractive packaging. There were three different types of eye drops to choose from, including Brightening, Contact Lenses and Moisturising. The Moisturising ones seemed to be the most appropriate for my needs, and happily they were also reduced to just £1.65 which is half the RRP of £3.30.
Product description: "Tiredness, smoky atmospheres, computer screens and air conditioning can leave eyes looking dull and feeling irritated, uncomfortable and dried out. Vitaleyes Moisturiser is a moisturising eye drop which has been carefully formulated to help gently refresh and soothe tired, overworked eyes, leaving them looking and feeling healthy."
The eye drops come in a cardboard box which has a white background and a striking picture of an eye on the front. The different types of drops use different coloured eyes so you can easily tell them apart, and these Moisturising ones have a violet coloured eye (and the model also has some amazing lashes!). I think I ended up choosing these eye drops because the packaging looked pretty, and this made it feel a little less like a scary medical product, and more like it was a little pampering treatment. Inside the box is a small bottle plastic bottle with a twist off top. It is very important to check that the safety seal is intact before you use the eye drops; if it is broken then do not use them. The bottle contains 10ml of product and should be discarded 1 month after opening.
Directions for use: Tilt head backwards and gently squeeze 1 or 2 drops into each eye, use as often as required. Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch the eye. Do not use whilst wearing contact lenses.
The bottle is quite small so I could hold it easily in my hand, and the tip is fairly long and angled into a small point where the liquid is released as the bottle is squeezed. I was incredibly nervous before I used these eye drops for the first time, and was conscious of the instructions not to let the dropper come into contact with my eye. Firstly, I held the dropper far, far away from my eye and it just dropped the liquid onto my check. No big deal as it wasn't too messy and just wiped away easily. I tried again going in closer this time, and this helped with the accuracy. Result! The eye drop hit the mark and went into my eye. I blinked to spread the liquid around and this was a horrible sensation, but after blinking a couple of times the drop had covered my eye properly and the moisture could start to get to work. This eye drop solution is thin, smooth and watery so it spreads easily and does not feel heavy over the eye. There is no residue left behind and it does not give any uncomfortable greasy or sticky feeling.
One of my eyes was just feeling a bit dry, but the other eye was feeling very dry and very, very sore. I applied just one drop to the better eye, and two drops to the worse eye. This gave an instant relief as the moisture washed over my eyes, but this did not seem to last too long. Within an hour I repeated the process (getting a little better at the application again!) and this re-application seemed to help build up a higher level of moisturisation that made my eyes feel soothed and was generally much more comfortable for me. The better eye did not need any further treatment, and I was happy that just 2 drops of this liquid had made a difference and resolved the problem quickly. But my other eye was still causing me problems as it was irritated and painful. I topped up a further two times as I needed it. The following day I woke up and my eyes felt fine, although when I got into the office my problem eye from the day before starting hurting again. It wasn't so bad this time though, so I put in just one drop and let it soothe away the dryness. This effect lasted and seemed to remedy the problem altogether as I did not need to use the drops again and had no further feelings of discomfort since the initial application in the morning.
I must admit that I am still a bit of a wimp when it comes to using eye drops, but the easy to use dropper bottle and the effective results have helped to wear away at some of the fear I had over using eye treatment products. The Vitaleyes Moisturising eye drops really helped to soothe my tired and sore eyes, and they have saved me from a lot of discomfort. When I've had the problem before I tended to ignore it and it would take days before the levels of moisture in my eyes became regulated and the discomfort went away. The next time I'm suffering with dry eyes I know I won't have to suffer for long as I will make sure to keep a bottle of these eye drops handy. Well worth trying as they have helped me get rid of my dry eyes and also helped reduce my irrational fear of eye drops. Recommended!
I've been suffering with really dry eyes the last few weeks, I'm not sure if it is because of hayfever, or the air conditioning, or staring at a screen all day, but it is making me really uncomfortable. So my friend suggested that i try some eyedrops and I thought I might as well.
I went into Superdrug and the choice was pretty limited (it isn't a very big store) but there were 3 different vital eyes to choose from. I plumped for the moisturising one as it was dry eyes I was having problems with, and at £2.99 I thought it was quite reasonable to part with that to try them out. The bottle is 10ml and it says to through away after 6 months of being open.
I managed to put the drops in eventually (not a fault of the product, but my inability to put the bottle anywhere near my eyes!). And almost imediately my eyes felt less dry, less itchy and actually moisturised. The sensation also lasts, which is really good. I will probably put them in 4 or 5 times a week, depending on what I'm doing and how they are feeling. I carry them in my handbag so that I've always got them to hand.
I am fairly impressed with the product and will gladly keep using them when necessary.
-NOVARTIS VITAL EYES MOISTURISER-
Novartis Vital Eyes moisturiser is eye drops in the form of a dropper which is specially produced to relieve and soothe dry, uncomfortable and tired eyes.
In today's world of pollution and smoke in the atmosphere eyes can get sore and irritated. My eyes get dry from spending many hours on the computer, writing. Too much computer use can make the eyes ache and feel dry and moisture needs to be replaced to relieve these feelings and to ease the discomfort of eyes that are dry. -
Novartis produce a range of eye drops that cater for most eventualities including contact lens wearers and I decided on this one as I felt it would be the best choice to relieve mainly the dryness of eyes and aching that I sometimes experience. Lengthy watching of TV or long periods spent on the computer can really dry the eyes out. This range specialise in drops to suit each situation. Their products are preservative free and contain natural plant extracts. -
--VITAL EYES MOISTURISER--
The product is housed in a small box which is attached to as thin backing card, upon which is shown a picture of two blue eyes sparkling with the benefits of using the enclosed eye drops. The product promises to relieve tired and uncomfortable eyes. Tiredness from smoky atmospheres, computer screens, and air conditioning; the weight is 10ml and we are assured that this product is suitable for everyday use. The product has been 'carefully formulated to help gently refresh and soothe tired, overworked eyes, leaving them looking and feeling healthy'. These drops are brilliant for relieving the dryness that contact lenses can incur also and makes the eyes feel moisturised again. Vital Eyes contains Vitamin A and E to aid with the moisturising process.-
The information on the box states that to apply the eye drops you should tip your head back and apply 1-2 drops into each eye without letting the bulb of the dropper to come into contact with the eyes. The product is cooling and refreshing upon application and leaves the eyes feeling totally refreshed. It is important to remember never to use this product whilst wearing your contact lenses. Also this product only has a shelf life of one month after opening and must be discarded after this time.-
Water for Injections - Boric Acid - Vitamin A - Vitamin E - Methylhydroxpropylcellulose - Borax - Disodium Edetate - Benzalkonium Chloride -
The Vital Eyes eye drops are kind and soothing. There is no sting effect as they enter the eye channel. It just feels relieving and leaves the eyes feeling refreshed and moist again. I hate the sensation that I get when my eyes dry out after too many hours on the laptop. But Vital Eyes soon sorts that problem out for me. The drops can be used daily in the form of an application of 1-2 drops as often as required. Eyes need a little loving care as do other parts of our anatomy; I think it's just something that we take for granted really. As long as our eyes serve us well we kind of forget about them. We pamper our bodies and hair but tend to neglect our poor tired eyes. Anyway, help is at hand here in the form of Vital Eyes'.
Available from all good chemists at the price of £3.60 for a 10ml dropper pot.
Recommended. As the Vital Eyes product really does relieve the dryness and aching that overworked eyes can incur. -
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