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      22.10.2014 21:31
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      Worst eyedrops I've ever come across!

      After a long day at work my eyes often feel dry and uncomfortable. I have tried various eye drops in the past and some work better than others at refreshing my eyes. So when I cam across the Optrex Eyedew sparkling eye drops I thought I got to try them, especially as I was going out that night. I was probably seduced by the sparkling packaging, but unless you try something you just don't know what its gonna be like I guess. So let me tell you I wasted around £4 on this product so you don't have to. It did not add any sparkle nor did it even refresh my eyes in any way. It was just like dripping water in my eye and mad them feel dryer and sore if anything.

      The instructions recommend to use 1-2 drops per eye and you can repeat this up to 4 times in a 24 hour period. Avoid daily use though. If you overdo these they will do more damage in the long run and definitely not make your eyes sparkle so use with caution (if at all)!

      I would recommend don't use these at all, it really was a waste of my money. You can get decent eye drops from any drug store or chemist or if you feel your eyes being sore more often speak to an optician. But don't be dazzled by the sparkly packaging of this product, it really is just trying to persuade you to buy. So don't be dazzled, save your money!

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      15.03.2011 19:28
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      A refreshing eye drop to make your eyes look bright and sparkly.

      Optrex is one the leaders in eye care and the company has created a wide range of products to help treat a variety of eye conditions and which help to maintain the health of your eyes. They have also created safe ways in which to make your eyes look more beautiful.

      Their website also offers a comprehensive bank of information about how to deal with certain eye conditions and even how to make your contacts feel more comfortable. You're in safe hands with this company. As the saying goes, the window to the soul is through the eyes... So make sure they're sparkling!

      Eyedew Sparkling Eye Drops is a drop designed to enhance your eyes and make them sparkle during the day, making you look fresh and wide awake even when you don't feel it. The purpose of the product is to restore the natural brightness of your eyes making them appear beautifully clear and healthy. They are used by celebrities and make up artists.

      The drops are suitable for all eye colours but can not be used if you're wearing contacts. You can put your contacts in fifteen minutes after using the drops but I tend to leave the drops alone if I'm going to be wearing my contacts that day but that's because I'm a big worrier when it comes to my eyes. After all, we've only got one pair of them!

      How does it work? The ingredients include Witch Hazel, Naphazoline Hydrochloride and Purified Water. The key ingredient to the simple formula is a herbal remedy called Witch Hazel which is a clear liquid made from the leaves and bark of trees. Witch Hazel is actually commonly used to treat eye infections. It has a cooling and mildly astringent action on the eyes. The herbal remedy is soothing and cleansing and provides sweet relief from sore, irritated and tired eyes. So not only will your eyes look beautiful but they will feel fresher too.

      This drop is relatively easy to use, depending on how fussy you are about putting things in your eye. You only need a few drops to make your peepers bright and sparkly so it's nothing too torturous. You must make sure your hands are clean before beginning. Optrex advises you to gently pull down the corner of your lower lid down and tilt your head back. Then apply a couple of drops into your lower eyelid and blink a few times.

      I'm a baby when it comes to my eyes so I can only do it I close my eye and put the drop in the inner corner and then tilt my head so it rolls in to my eye. If you're as squeamish as me, this method might work better for you. Eyedew Drops are only suitable for occasional use and not daily. You are advised not to use the drops more than four times within twenty four hours.

      The product comes in a suitably sparkling holographic box that is shimmering with blues and purples. Inside you will find the little bottle from which the drops are incredibly easy to dispense and control. It costs around £4 for 10ml which is not a bad price considering that you only use a few drops and you can't use it every day. However Optrex advises you to throw it away after it has been open for around a month so you will only have used a tiny amount of the product by the time that you need to bin it. And don't try to ignore the warning because it stings!

      If you like this product you could also try its partner Eyedew Dazzling Eye Drops which costs the same price but comes in a dark purple box. This eye drop is blue in colour and gives a more dazzling appearance that is better suited for the night time.

      All in all, this is a nice little product that brightens tired eyes instantly making them feel fresher and look more beautiful. It doesn't sting at all and it feels good in the morning when you're tired and need to hydrate dry eyes. The only complaint that I have is the price considering the life of the product. I don't think the effect that the product has warrants the expensive price tag. That said, I'd rather buy eye drops from an eye expert than risk putting something cheap and nasty in my eyes!

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      07.03.2011 12:57
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      Fab for sore and tired eyes.

      I wear both contact lenses and glasses, alternating between the two depending on what is going on during my day, I most often wear lenses in the evening but I do sometimes spend a full day at work in them. The combination of contact lenses and staring at a computer screen for many hours quite often leaves my eyes very dry and sore and this is why I started using Optrex eyedew.

      I bought a small bottle from my local supermarket for around £5 but you can buy it cheaper than this online. A bottle lasts an awful long time as you will only ever use a few drops at a time so it is a good investment. I keep my bottle in the fridge because the coolness of the liquid adds a lovely soothing and refreshing feeling to the eyes (although even at room temperature they do help).

      Basically, once I have removed my contact lenses I almost immediately drip a few drops of this solution into each eye, I find looking up and to one side is the easiest method of doing this and generally I do get all of the drops in the right place. Then you blink a couple of times to wash the solution around your eye and that is it. It is not painful at all although the sensation of putting drops in can be a little uncomfortable if you are not used to it. Believe me, it does get easier and almost becomes second nature after a while.

      Eyedew is actually meant to make your eyes sparkle and is touted as something you might use before a night out, however, I use it primarily to soothe tired and sore eyes. It is fair to say that you do notice your eyes look distinctively wetter after using these drops but personally I do not find that to be a major concern when I am going out (surely it just makes you look on the brink of tears?! not a good look).

      The soothing ingredient in these drops is witch hazel but they also contain Hydrochloride and because of this they are not intended for daily use. For me I only use these when my eyes are overly tired, they do soothe, hydrate and make your eyes less red and irritated and for me that makes them a very handy product to keep in the house.

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      28.01.2011 12:40

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      What a waste of money!

      When i saw this product on the shelf on Boots i thought what a brilliant invention, eye drops to make your eyes sparkle, even the packaging was glamorous so i figured it was definetel worth trying out. I was sceptical though about if they would actually work, i just couldn't see how they could make my eyes sparkle?

      I'll try any beauty product once and if i don't like it then i just won't buy it again. This is one of the products i won't be buying again. I can safely say they didn't even make the slightest difference to my eyes! I may as well have just thrown my £4.99 in the bin!

      I had to pluck up the courage to use it to because i hate the idea of having anything dropped into my eyes, so it wasn't the most pleasant experience either. It required 2 drops in each eye and as far as i'm concerned i may as well have just dropped water into my eyes.

      You also cannot use these drops at all if you are wearing contact lenses. I honestly wouldn't bother with this product, it was such a let down.

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      17.11.2010 11:08
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      A good but potent eye drop for refreshing eyes and making them look less red

      I alternate between glasses and contact lenses depending on my mood and where I am going. If I am going on a night out then it is always contact lenses and for work and during the day it just depends on how I am feeling. I do find that I get really dry eyes with contacts and have to wear drops and if I have been wearing them for the whole day then the air conditioning and central heating can make them itchy and red looking.

      With traditional eyedrops I find they can actually make my eyes look redder for a time after using them but Optrex eyedew sparkling eye drops promise to remove the redness and make your eyes sparkle. I have to say that they actually do a decent job of doing what they promise but you have to pay for it.

      They cost around £4.50 for a tiny little 10ml tube of drops which is a lot more than I pay for the drops I use on a daily basis. I tend to stick to these one's only if I am going somewhere special and want to wear contacts and my eyes are looking a bit worse for where.
      I have to admit the packaging was the first thing that attracted my attention with these and made me buy them to try. It is very shiny and stood out on the shelf and appealed to my love of glamorous products. I never thought I would describe eye drops as glamorous but these one's do have a ouch of it.

      You use them just like any other eyedrops by squeezing a couple of drops into each eye and allowing the liquid to get to work. I find that they actually sting a little when I first put them into my eye but this only lasts a few seconds and within 10 minutes they really have cleared the bloodshot look making my eyes look refreshed as if I have just woke up from a long refreshing sleep.

      I fnd that if I am going somewhere straight from work then I can use these and they really do work great at making me look more refreshed and the time frame is just about perfect. You need to take your contacts out and apply the drops then wait 15 minutes before putting them back in. This little 15 minute break is just the right amount of time for not only the eyedrops to work but also to let your eyes relax and then I find that I am usually okay for the rest of the night and don't really have a problem with them irritating me.

      They also work really well with helping lubricate my eyes and this lubrication seems to last a lot longer than my usual arificial tears. I would use them everyday but there is a warning on the packet about how the drops shouldn't be used more than 4 times in a 24 period so this makes me nervous about using them on a regular basis as they obviously contain somethign that is not good for my eyes in the long term.

      The ingredients list Naphazoline Hydrochloride,Distilled Witch Hazel, Purified Water, Boric Acid, Glycerin, Borax, Benzylkonium Chloride and Disodium EDTA. I am not sure what most of these are but it is certainly more than the usual purified water my eyes normally get.

      For occassional use these are great and really do take away the redness. I wouldn't say they made my eyes sparkling but they did make them look more refreshed. Because of the stinging and the long list of ingredients I wouldn't use them regularaly because I am paranoid about damaging my eyes long term.
      With christmas coming up these would make a fab addition to your make up bag for all those after work drinks and christmas parties.

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        14.11.2010 13:33
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        Great just as eyes drops but normal eye drops are just as good and cheaper.

        I enjoy trying out new products especially since then i can write a review about them on Dooyoo! As I have sometimes problems with dry eyes I buy eye drops and like the look of these eye drops. Sparkling Clear Eye Drops sounded very promising especially since they promise you more attractive eyes. The most important thing is of course that they actually work and help me with my dry eyes but the making my eyes more attractive is of course a nice bonus!

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        Something I really hate is having dry eyes especially when watching a movie or driving, it can be very annoying. It avoiding me to concentrate proper and that's not safe while driving. With a movie it's just very annoying and it always makes me tired. I think it's my lenses that they dry out my eyes but it's hard to say sometimes. Even without wearing I seem to have trouble now.

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        I enjoy buying eye drops from Optrex because for some reason I trust them more and since it involves my eyes trust is very important. These eye drops cost 4,39 pounds which is more then normal eyedrops. I think it will last you about 100 times of use so it's not all bad. When you are using this you need to drop once or twice drops in your eyes and you should feel an instance relief. I have to say that they really worked for me. They should also fresh up your eyes and make you look more awake. I'm a little bit doubtful here because I did see a difference but not that much. Think my eyes where more happy with the relief.

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        Do they really make my eyes more attractive? No I don't think so. They clear up my eyes as they aren't dry anymore but that's all. Overall I think they are good eye drops but they come for at a high price which I don't think they are really worth it. I think the regular ones are just fine too for using.

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          08.11.2010 11:09
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          Great for tired eyes

          When I was younger always wore glasses, I gave contact lenses a go but didn't get on with them and returned to wearing glasses, however as I got a bit older I decided to have another go at wearing contact lenses, since then I now always wear contact lenses. One thing I find with wearing contact lenses is that by the end of the day after staring at my computer all day my eyes can become a little dull and red looking, not really a problem for a night in, but if I am going out for the evening after work I want to look fresh and awake not tired with red eyes. A few weeks ago while out shopping I spotted Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops, with the promise to refresh tired eyes making them sparkle, brighter and less red, I decided to give them a try as they were suitable for contact lens wearers.

          Packaging
          The Optrex Eyedew Drops come in a bright shiny blue box, attached to a card, written across the card area about the box are the words Eyedew written in large white letters to imitate handwriting rather than computer print, above this in one corner is the Optrex logo and beneath the word Eyedew is a small white star. Written on the actual box area (which contains the bottle) are the words Sparkling Clear Eyedrops, again written in white lettering. On the back of the box are directions of use and various warnings about the product. The box is very eye catching with it being a bright shiny blue and would stand out on the shelf in a shop Inside the box is a small bottle containing the eye drops, this too has the same shiny blue label wrapped around it, the lid simply unscrews to reveal a small dropper on the end of the bottle making it easy to apply the eye drops without overdosing and wasting any.

          What are They?
          Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops are designed to brighten and refresh your eyes during the day. They brighten all eye colours by removing the days build up of redness leaving your eyes looking fresh, bright and less tired and red. Optrex Sparkle eye drops help to bring out your eyes natural brightness which can be lost throughout the day. This makes them ideal to use before a night out after you have been at work all day and your eyes are looking and feeling tired, this was my main reason for trying them as I use a computer all day at work and I find that wearing contact lenses can dry my eyes out a little and leave them looking a bit red by the end of the day, not the ideal look for an evening out.

          How To Use
          Naturally you need to remove any contact lenses prior to use and make sure your hands are clean.
          Pull down one corner of your lower eye lid and apply 1 to 2 drops of Optrex into each eye
          Or you can close your eyes and apply 1 to 2 drops to the corner of each eye, then blink a couple of times to spread the drops, personally I find this a little messy and go for the first option of applying them direct, however wearing contact lenses means I am used to putting things in my eye but if you are a little unsure about putting the drops direct into you lower lid then applying them to the corner will help as you cannot see the drop coming. The drops cannot be used more than 4 times in any 24 hour period, personally I only ever use them once a day and then I do not use them every day, probably once maybe twice a week at the most, I only really use them if I feel my eyes are looking a bit tired and red and I am going out after work as I find it refreshes them making me look less tired. This product is suitable for those who wear contact lenses (like me) however you do need to remove you lenses before applying the Optrex and waist 15 minutes until you put your lenses back in. I am unsure what would happen if you did apply the drops whilst wearing the lenses as I have never risked trying it, I am assuming it could either sting or damage them lenses.

          Main Ingredients
          Witch Hazel
          Naphazonline Hydrochloride
          Purified Water

          Warnings
          Do not apply more than 4 times in a 24 hour period
          Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the back of the box
          Do not apply whilst wearing contact lenses and waiting 15 minutes before reapply contact lenses
          Discontinue use should you experience any discomfort or unwanted reactions
          If problems persist seek medical attention
          Not suitable fro children
          All the warnings are really common sense, but when dealing with your eyes it is best to stick to the rules to avoid any unwanted problems.

          Price
          I bought my Optrex eye drops from my local Boots, however I'm sure you can purchase them from other chemists as well as online, they cost me £4.39 which personally I did not think was a too bad price.

          Do They Work?
          To a certain extent I do find the drops work, on the occasions where I have used them I have noticed that my eyes really do feel refreshed and look much less tired giving them a brighter and more awake appearance. I'm not sure exactly how just 2 of these drops brightens my eyes but they do. I cannot say I notice a massive difference but they do definitely make a certain amount of difference to the brightness of my eyes and my eyes feel a lot better if nothing else. After applying the drops my eyes feel less dry after staring at a computer all day and when I reapply my contact lenses they too feel much more comfortable. I would recommend this product, not as something to be used every day but as something to be used on odd occasions, it is reasonably priced and does make a difference to tired eyes.

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            07.11.2010 12:17
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            I often use Eye Drops for a few different reasons. I like to have clean eyes - sure we all do want that though. No, I fix Cars and often if I am under a Car there can often be the odd bit of Rust that falls onto my face and the odd time it has went into my Eye. Although I have an Eye wash kind of this which this isn't strictly, I like to use this to brighten up my eyes. If I don't have enough sleep it always shows in my eyes, and this helps to make me look more awake.

            As usual it was the wife that picked this up. I thought it was quite expensive as it was £4 for the tiny little 10ml tube, but a few drops goes a long way and a tube of this lasts me a good few months. The tube is housed in a cardboard pack.

            All you do is tip your head back, squeeze the tube to get a couple of drops out, keep your head tilted back for about 30 seconds and then just return to normal. This is meant to brighten the whites of your eyes up and add that bit sparkle to them. I find that this does brighten, and you can see a bit of a difference.

            A good cleaning and refreshing Eye Drop.

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            04.11.2010 12:37
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            sort of works

            It's been a while since I used these, but goodness this takes me back! I had quite forgotten that I used to spend my hard earned money on brightening my eyes. Did anyone ever comment on how different my eyes looked? Of course they didn't!

            I used to buy the Tesco own version before dabbling with these. My dad swears by anything Optrex, so I figured they might be worth trying. I bought them purely for vanity purposes. My eyes were fine, I just wanted to look dewy eyed and sexy. The tube of drops cost me about four pounds at the time, but this was a while ago, so prices have probably crept up since. The idea of the product is to moisten tired eyes and restore the whites in the eyes and give them a newer fresher look. This all seemed great to me, I had visions (excuse pun) of looking like some Hollywood megastar.

            Applying them is not easy. Most of my first attempt when down my chin and onto my top. Luckily the drops don't stain, so that was alright! Second go, craning neck right back I got some into the eyes. You need about two drops per eye. The little tube does allow for precise application but you do need to balance it above the eye correctly. he drops emerge and then need a small squeeze to coax them into the eyes. No stinging, but a quick flash of 'aghh I have water in my eye!'

            Any immediate results then? No. Any results after a few applications. I think the whites did get slightly whiter, but I might have been imagining this. Nobody remarked how alert I looked, so I was dismayed. On the plus side, the moisture they delivered was good. I have to work in dry studios a lot of the time and they did help with this and all that air con. I think a couple of quid would be a fairer price, otherwise, not a bad product.

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            Optrex Eyedrew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops

            Want more sparkling eyes? Apparently Optrex can make it happen. They don't only help you with the relief of dry and irritated eyes but also make you eyes look more sparkling and more attractive. I have heard of this before with another brand and was not really disappointed but I never really saw the sparks. Still I was quite intrigued when I saw this one and wanted to try it out. Who doesn't want to have more attractive eyes?

            The reason why I use eye drops is more because I do suffer time to time from dry eyes. It's probably because I'm behind the computer a lot or otherwise the television. I don't think wearing lenses is really helping in the matter. I do switch to wearing glasses time to time but apparently that doesn't seem to help either. So eye drops are a more than welcome relief.

            These Optrex Eyedrew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops come at the price of 4,39 pounds which is more expensive than the normal eye drops. You get a 10ml bottle which is very normal for eye drops. It seems to be the standard size. I like the size of the bottle because it makes it very easy for me to take with me or to store. The bottle is easy to use and you only have to press a little bit in order to get the drops out. You can just drop once or sometimes two to feel a difference. You can't take them more than four times in 24 hours period.

            I was curious with the whole dazzling effect they should have and thought it was just fun to try them out. I though the eye drops work really well with the relief. I felt straightaway a coolness and could feel the dryness going away. The same I had with the redness or irritated eyes. For the sparkling part I did see a improvement and my eyes did look more sparkly but at the same time I think they are just happy with the relief of dryness. I do notice a difference and they make me look like I'm more awake and relaxed instead of tired. So it's a welcome effect but is it worth the price? For normal eye drops without this effect you pay almost one pound less. I like the effect but it wasn't anything that special to really pay more for.

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            28.10.2010 12:40
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            Helps enhance tired puffy eyes

            Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops are a product I have tried as a friend recommend it to me. I had been suffering from tired and puffy eyes and they had lost some of their usual brightness and sparkle. With Optrex being a well known brand that I have tried and trusted before, I decided to give the eye drops a go and see if they could help me.

            When I bought my Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops they cost me around £4.39 which is just a little bit more than the standard Optrex drops. These Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops are a little bit special in that they are meant to be able to lighten and enhance the look of tired eyes. Of course I was sceptical about their ability to do that, but thought as my friend had used and liked them, that they may also work for me.

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            Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops come in a very impressive sparkly looking box, like the one shown here. The exterior has plenty of bling and makes it stand out on the shelves in shades of mid blue and silver. The word 'Eyedew' sits centre front on the box drawing your attention to it, so its very easy to spot amongst some of the more clinical and boring looking packs.

            When you open the box you are greeted by a small bottle which has 10 mls of the Eyedew within it. The bottle is small and easy to store and can be popped into your bag or top pocket if needed without taking up too much room, but for best results it ought to be kept nice and cool. When I wanted to use the eye drops I had a quick read of the instructions and it said I could use 1 to 2 drops of the product, no more than 4 times in 24 hours.

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            All I had to do to use the drops was to tilt my head back slightly and drop a single drop into one eye at the corner. Then to allow it to cover my whole eye, I was directed to blink and allow it to wash over my eye completely. Once I had done that I was meet buy a coolness but no stinging which was very pleasing, as I was worried that I might end up with some kind of stinging sensation.

            I went on to do the same with my other eye, added the drops, blinked and felt the liquid run over my entire eye. When I initially was able to look into a mirror to gauge the results, at first I hardly noticed any change at all. After a short while my eye did feel less tired and more hydrated and clean feeling.

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            After the alloted 4 hour period of not being able to use the drops, I tried again, this time with 2 drops in each eye. After completing using the eye drops my eyes really felt greatly refreshed and when I had a look they were a little brighter and I was very pleased with the effect given. Over time redness and puffiness was reduced and this was a very pleasing result.

            The Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops were easy for me to use and they didn't sting my eyes even though they had quite a mix of ingredients in them. They contain witch hazel, glycerin, borax, water and some other chemically sounding things that I forget the name of. When I read the list I was worried about how my eyes would react, but everything was fine and the over all results were very good.

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            I would say my eyes did look brighter when I used the drops. I would buy them again as the Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops helped reduce redness and gave my eyes an extra bit of sparkle. One thing to note is that they must not be used if you have certain pre existing health conditions. It may be best to check with the pharmacist prior to buying these, as they will be able to offer advice about what you can and cannot use.

            As I found the Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops to be easy to use with no after effects that caused concern I feel they are a useful product for occasional use when your eyes need a helping hand. At just over £4 they are not too pricey to buy and can be used for giving your eyes a little boost. They can be used with any eye colour. As I rather liked using these eye drops I feel they ought to get a 4 star product rating.

            NB:The product can be used for adults and children over 12 only.
            If worried about whether these will suit you, seek help from a qualified pharmacist who should be able to offer advice and help.

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            A BEAUTIFUL REVITALISING LOOK TO THE EYES.

            When I was still in school, I had a Saturday job on the makeup counter of my local chemist. Talk about a kid in a candy store. cosequently, I spent more money than I earned on all the beautiful products and would come home each week ( much to my mothers dismay!) armed with the newest product that was promising to enlighten my appearance in one way or another.

            One such product wasn't even on my counter. But came to my attention through a workmate. She always seemed to have really twinkly eyes. The whites of her eyes always seemed so clear and showed no signs of a hangover or stress. When I commented she told me that she used optrex eyedew. which are drops specially developed to make your eyes look fresh and revitalised.

            I bought these drops that very same day and have used them on and off ever since. I now wear contact lenses most of the time. But when I am having a break from my lenses, I always reach out for my Optrex eyedew as I find that it not only makes my eyes look fresh and revitalised but it also offers that added moisture which I find makes my eyes feel well lubricated and not at all dry.

            The eyedrops come in really snazzy packaging. Optrex are really upping thier game in the glamour stakes department with this packaging. Stepping well away from the eye treatment spectrum and into the cosmetic arena. I can certainly see how people would be drawn to the bright flashy packaging. It offers something that little bit different. Though to be fair, at around £4.50 for a 10ml tube of eyedrops, I want it to offer something a bit different and special!!

            I do think this product is expensive. It is certainly more expensive than it needs to be. However, once I had used this eye dew and observed the difference it made to my appearance it has become a staple product in my makeup routine.

            I do find that although the drops come in a 10ml bottle. They do tend to last me a long time. Granted, I do not use these eye drops every day but I am still pleased with the amount of applications I seem to get from each bottle.

            This product to me, is much more than a drop which makes my eyes sparkle. It also makes me feel much more awake and alert in myself. I don't know if this is because my eyes feel fresher and therefore I feel that way too. I love the way that these drops make my eyes feel. Almost as if I am having a eye spa treatment. I know that this product is expensive, but in my eyes it's well worth it..........(see what I did there?)

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            I often have quite dry tired eyes, for any number of reasons - hayfever, eye strain, smoky athmosperes, all these things leave my eyes feeling gritty and horrible, and not only do my eyes feel irritated, but I do too.

            It was my dad that recommended I start using eye drops - he uses them regularly, as he (for some odd reason) sleeps with his eyes open, leaving them dry and itchy. He'd always used Optrex, so I decided that as a recommended product, I'd give them a go too, opting for the Eyedew version .

            I'll admit, I was tempted by the pretty packaging - while everything else looked very trustworthy and sensible, they all looked boring and clinical in design, whereas the box for this was all kinds of shades of blue in a starburst design, with the word Eyedew in a pretty girlish font, and even some stars on the packaging. Won over by the cuteness, I handed over my 3.99 for a 10ml bottle, and trotted off home to try them .

            Luckily, the box, as well as being pretty, came with simple instructions for use - pretty much just squeezing a little into each eye . It also said this was suitable for all eye colours - which now has me wondering if different eye colours need different products! The bottle inside was not as attractive, being white with a blue screw on lid, and a small label . This should be stored in the fridge once opened .

            Following the instructions, I squeezed a couple of drops into each eye, and then blinked to spread the liquid. Admittedly, I was a bit shaky on first application - the idea of sticking something in my eye seemed a bit unnatural to me, but actually, these didn't hurt or sting at all .

            Immediately I could feel my eyes were less scratchy - I could open and close my eyes much more comfortably. As the day wore on, I also noticed I felt a lot less tired, I suspect as a result of being less heavy lidded, which made me in general a little happier .

            The big result was looking in the mirror though - I looked wide awake and healthy, a far cry from my drained look when I'd gotten up in the morning . My eyes sparkled - and I did too!

            A great product - soothes eye irritation and makes my eyes sparkle! Perhaps the one disadvantage is it needing to be stored in the fridge between uses, which makes taking it out on long nights out a little impractical!

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              22.06.2010 23:02
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              A great product!

              Not very often do I buy eye drops. Not only do I not fancy using them but up until spotting this product I never felt like I needed them either. When I did spot them I felt I did need them in my life and at £3.99 a bottle (in Boots) and promising me sparkling eyes I decided they were something I would be prepared to use!

              The Packaging:

              The bottle comes in a multi-coloured blue and silver metallic box and on the front of it I am told that they are Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Clear Eye Drops. On the back of the box other information includes being told a bit about the product, precautions are given, ingredients and storage instructions are all given along with instructions for using them, the best before date is clearly stamped on, along with the size (which in this case is 10ml) and contact details for Optrex Ltd are given. The bottle itself is small and white plastic with a dark blue screw on/off lid to the top of it and on the front of it, once again I'm told what it is and who it is by.

              A Bit About The product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Box:

              Will give you bright, sparkling eyes in an instant.
              Are suitable for eyes of all colours.

              All you do to use this is put 1-2 drops into each eye. It is a clear, watery liquid and drops out of the dropper with ease and with no fragrance at all. It's comfortable once placed in the eye and providing you use the correct amount doesn't run or anything like that.

              Does It Do Anything Though?:

              Well yes in my opinion is does. It seems to cleanse the eye slightly thus making it look cleaner and more bright and slightly more shiny. What's more is that it works instantly at brightening the eyes up without irritation and doesn't work simply over time so it is a good on the go product and great at soothing eyes immediately too.

              All in all I'm rather impressed with these eyes drops. They do what they promise, are great to pop in a bag or pocket or something and are really, really simple to apply. What's more is that although it is a small bottle you get around 50ish applications (that's two drops in both eyes) so it works out economical in the long run as well.

              Worth a go if you feel your eyes could do with a bit of extra sparkle and this is a great soother ta boot!

              Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc.

              This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            • Product Details

              EyedewEye Drops will brighten all eye colours.Ideal for enhancing your eyes' sparkle during the day or night.Clear Eye Drops remove the day's build up of redness to reveal beautiful sparkling eyes.Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Eye Drops for bright sparkling eyes in an instant.Suitable for all types of eye colours.