“ Brand: Boots / Type: Eye drops / Dosage Form: Drops „
My husband and I have been living together for almost two years now (hasn't it flown as well!) and in that time there has been a lot of building work happening where we live. This means that our home is often dusty and no amount of dusting, vacuuming and cleaning seems to clear the air and the surfaces in our home. Because of this my eyes can suffer whether I have been wearing contact lenses or not. I often use eye drops for dry eyes to try and prevent my eyes becoming itchy, red and generally quite sore and uncomfortable.
These dry eye eye drops are £3.49 in Boots. This is for a 10ml bottle and this price is cheaper than the likes of Optrex which is £3.89. As there were no offers when I wanted to buy these drops I went for this option as it was slightly cheaper and I was a little too close to pay day to spend lots of money. These eye drops are suitable for people who wear contact lenses and this was very important for me as I often wear contact lenses for work, despite my eyes being a little dry and sore.
The packaging for these drops is quite simple. The bottle comes within a blue and green box and there are easy to read usage instructions on the side of the box. All you need to do is put 2 or 3 drops in to each eye and then blink a few times with your head titled to get the drops all around your eye ball properly. These can be used when you need to and they are very simple to use too. You can use these drops whenever you need them and I have probably been using mine about 5 or 6 times a day, dependant on how dry my eyes feel. A firm squeeze is needed to release the drops but don't like your husband do it, as I did, as you will end up with about 15 drops rolling down your face and him asking 'sorry, is that too many?'. Obviously this is quite comical but also means that you waste a whole day or mores worth of drops!
I must say that these drops really are quite good! They stop my eyes feeling dry the instant I blink and I can go many hours without needing to reapply. After about four or five days of using these my eyes felt back to normal and I actually was able to stop using these so regularly and I now just use them if/when I have a small bout of dry eye coming on. Sometimes this is when I wake up and sometimes this is when I'm tired late at night after a busy day at work, whatever the reason I need them these drops work quickly and work well. My eyes felt more moisturised and generally looked after for using these drops and I would firmly recommend them.
WHAT IS IT?
Eye drops especially designed for people who suffer with dry eyes.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Place 2 or 3 drops in each eye and blink to distribute the drops evenly. The bottle is made of a very stiff plastic and it's hard to deliver the correct dose, but the nozzle is well shaped so that compensates for this a little as I can direct the drops accurately.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
The drops are very effective, providing lasting moisture to my eyes and working instantly. They feel comfortable after use and don't cause any blurring of my vision or irritation to my eyes, the drops feel very cool and refresh my eyes immediately. They also make the whites of my eyes brighter and give me a more awake look.
The dryness leaves my eyes for 3 hours or more after I've used the drops, this isn't much different to the more expensive Optrex which lasts for about an hour more. My dry eyes only have mild symptoms so this isn't something I have to use every day but when I do I am always very happy with the results. They cost £3.05 for a 10ml bottle and you are recommended to dispose of the drops 3 months after opening the bottle, as I only use them infrequently I keep and use them past this date and have never had any bad effects so would suggest this is a hygiene point rather than strict instructions about the product.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
It's either the late nights and early mornings with my toddler And new born but my eyes have been really tired looking and bloodshot recently and by the time I get to the end of the day they are really sore and dry and probably just need to be closed and given constant sleep for about a week but because that is not an option I decided to invest in some eye drops to freshen them up a bit.
I decided upon these dry eyes eye drops from Boots. The drops come in a little plastic bottle and costs just £3.10 for a 10ml bottle which I think is quite good value. Boots pharmaceuticals dry eye eye drops are said to provide effective and long lasting relief, moisturising and soothing dry and tired eyes. Perfect, this was exactly what I was looking for.
The drops are really easy to use. The little bottle has a twist off cap and then there is a little nozzle at the top of the bottle. You are meant to add 2 or 3 drops of the solution into your eyes and then blink Two or three times so it gets distributed around your eye. The bottle is not squeeze so you cannot squeeze the drops out but if you hold it upside down you can see that the solution drops out quite easily so it's easy to get the drops in your eye. Sometimes maybe a couple more drops will come out than you want but I don't think this is a really big problem. The little bottle is quite chunky so easy to hold on to and position near your eye. One tip I would give is to not touch your eye with the nip of the bottle as this could cross contaminate your eyes if you have anything wrong with them.
The main reason why I bought these eye drops, other than price, is because you can use them with contact lenses and I as a contact lens wearer find this very handy. Contacts really help to dry out my eyes during the day as well but sometimes I need to wear them for long periods during the day so it's nice to be able to add these drops whilst I am wearing my lenses and then go about my day.
So, have they helped? Well, I've still got that permanently tired look but I think with young children that will never go away. However, when I use these drops they do add some much needed moisture to my eyes and my eyes are not as sore by the end of the day as they usually are so I think I will stick with using them.
There has recently been a damp problem on the floor of the bedroom in mine & my boyfriend's flat so all the carpet had to be pulled up and replaced. During this, the damp spores, dust and other things made my eyes itchy, dry and sore. Even after a few days of clearing the bedroom, laying down new carpet and moving everything back my eyes felt dry and tight. I noticed I was blinking a lot more than usual and when walking to work, even the wind was very sensitive to my eyes, and I was having to walk to work with my eyes slightly closed/squinting to stop me from blinking so much. My eyes were also watering slightly as well. I didn't have blood-shot or gunky eyes so I know I didn't have an eye infection or anything more than just dry eyes. This was starting to bother me a lot now, so I decided to visit boots to see what i could buy from there to help my eyes.
***THE EYE DROPS***
The eye drops are made by boots so are cheaper than other brands that were avaliable to buy. These cost me £3.10 for a 10ml bottle which wasn't bad compared to some of the other eye drops which were well over £4.00 each. One of the staff actually recommended these to me as she had also suffered from dry eyes a few weeks before and said these worked really well. I took her advice and thought I would try these one's. Although i don't wear contact lenses, these are suitable for contact lens wearers.
The bottle comes in a blue and green small cardboard box with usage instructions on the side. This is very simple and it just tells you to put 2-3 drops in each eye, then blink a few times. This can be done through-out the day, how-ever much you need you use them. The bottle seal should not be broken when you purchase the eye drops. To break the seal simply twist the cap to break the seal and the lid will twist off. Simple hold the bottle downwards and place 2-3 drops in each eye and then blink a few times to ensure the drops cover the eye and spread around. Do not touch the eye with the tip of the bottle as this can contaminate it. The drops were failry easy to put in and I only needed to give the bottle a little squeeze before a drop fell out into my eye. The drops themself are clear and didn't irritate my eyes when I put them in.
I actually felt as though these gave my eyes immediate relief, probably because they felt so dry before-hand. They kept my eyes moisturised for most of the working day before needing to apply them again towards the end of the working day and again before I went to bed. Within a few days of using the drops my eyes felt so much better than they did before. They now didn't feel dry at all I wasn't having to blink all the time, espicially when the wind blew or when it was cold outside. I did continue to use these, but less times a day and after a week or so I completely stopped using them altogether. These did a brilliant job of helping keep my eyes moisturised and soothed. Even though this was the first time I had ever used eye-drops, I thought they were easy to use.
I am always a bit unsure about buying own brand products as I sometimes feel as thought they aren't going to be as good as other well known branded products. I was how-ever very pleased with these eye-drops and was even more pleased that the girl in my local boots did such a brilliant job of recommending them to me. The only down-side/annoying problem I find with this product is you sometimes when air bubbles in the bottle, so as you try to squeeze a drop out most of it is air. This can, how-ever be resolved by holding the bottle upside and giving it a little shake. I would definately used these eye-drops again and would recommend them to others as they work just as well as more expensive brands.
As with all medicines remember to read all the information provided on the box/leaflet
(review also on ciao)