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Brand: Tesco / Type: Eye Drops / Dosage Form: Drops

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      28.05.2013 11:42
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      I've used these drops for ages and have no reason to change

      I wear contact lenses and sit for a large part of my working day in front of a computer screen, as a consequence, my eyes do become sore, irritated and feel quite gritty when I get tired. It's for his reason that I use eye drops which are designed to specifically eliminate these symptoms as I often feel my eyes are hot and need to be cooled down. I wear soft contact lenses and the eye drops I use from Tesco are designed to be used for those of use who wear soft contacts (though they are also suitable for non lens wearers, too). I am sure that when I originally started to use these Refreshing Eye Drops from Tesco that the bottle was slightly smaller and was 10ml in size. Today it seems to be 15ml (not a huge difference, I know) but it might explain why Tesco put their price up about a year ago from £2.89 a bottle to £3 as it is today. Either way, I am not going to complain about spending only £3 on what is a really fantastic product.

      I know some people can be a bit squeamish about putting anything near to their eyes, but quite honestly, if you have to wear lenses, then you soon get used to messing about with your eyeballs, and the fear soon goes. I have o trouble at all in popping two little drops of these into each eye whenever my eyes feel gritty, hot and sore. The drops go into the eye every time I use the dropper as it has a very precise little pointed nib, so it's very difficult to miss the eye, really. The effect is instantaneous, it really is. It has an immediate cooling effect on my eyes and it's such a relief to use this product. I don't use these drops on a daily basis, I don't have to, I only use them about twice a week or so, or whenever I am feeling my eyes are smarting.

      The ingredients include:

      Soft isotonic buffer solution with herbal extracts Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose,Sodium Edetate (0.01%) ,Polyhexanide (0.0001%).

      They are really gentle on the eyeball and have never caused me any adverse reaction or side effects, other than positive ones. The only thing I would say about these eye drops is that if you only use them very occasionally, you may find a lot goes to waste as the contents are no good after two months of opening the bottle. I usually use up about two thirds during this time, so I inevitably end up throwing a small amount away.

      Overall, I am really pleased with these drops. They do a really great job at relieving my eyes from soreness, and 'hot eye' and they are so cheap and so very effective.

      Highly recommended.

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        07.08.2011 19:32
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        A good quick fix for the price but dosn't last long enough

        Tesco Eyes drops come in a small 10 ml bottle perfect for carrying in your bag for when you need it most.
        It comes in a small blue box .
        As it has been so hot lately my contact lenses have been drying up quite easily. I needed something to remedy this for when i'm out and about so went shopping.
        I was looking for the eye spray but when I found it, it was a hefty £8, compaired to these £2.79 drops. So I went for the cheaper option.Plus you get the clubcard points.

        The drops come in a small bottle that you squeeze and drop in your eye. All I cans say is it's exactly like a
        minature lens solution bottle in every way. The way of despensing is the same, and i'm pretty sure the liquid inside is exactly the same too. The only advantage is as the bottle is tiny it is very easy to put in the eyes.
        It does say on the box not to use with lenses in which I have only just noticed. I don't see why not if your using
        disposables. I have been using them once a day for about 2 weeks. They do help as a quick fix, but I still can't wait to get home and put my glasses on.

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          03.07.2011 01:35
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          A nice drop

          ==Tesco Refreshing Eye Drops ==

          Having to wear contact lenses on a daily basis and dealing with a lot of computer time both at home and at work, means that my eyes do tend to get rather tired and sore. To combat this I always make sure I have plenty of eye drops both in my hand bag to take out and about and at the places where I sit at a computer I.e. my office and my kitchen at home.

          Eye drops are really quite expensive for the amount of product that you get and it has got to be on par with perfume per ml. However it is a little bit more of an essential when compared to perfume so I do try to shop around to get myself a bit of a better deal.

          A lot of the branded eye drops are really very expensive so when looking for a cheap one it has either got to be one that is on a special offer or one that is the stores own brand. Tesco's Refreshing Eye Drops are a fairly good price at £2.89 p for a bottle containing 10 ml of the sterile solution which is around £1 cheaper than the cheapest branded bottle.

          The eye drops are easy to use once you get the hang of doing it but I do know some people that wouldn't even want to get anywhere near there eye ball let along nearly touching it with these drops. Having to put contact lenses in every day ensures that I have no worried about getting very close to my eye. It is however important for both hygiene and eye care that the pointed nib of this bottle does not touch the surface of the eye or any of the skin around it so be careful.

          The eye drops are suitable for use with soft contact lenses and only one or at the most two drops of the solution are needed to make the eye feel refreshed, washed and much healthier. The drops feeling cooling when they have contact with the eye ball and give instant relief when eyes are sore or tired. The herbal extract that are said to be contained in the product would hardly be noticed but the smooth affect of the water like substance on my eyes is really nice and does feel slightly more beneficial than other cheap eye drops.

          The price of the drops is really quiet good when compared to others and the affects that the solution gives is really good too. They are more or less on par with the branded drops and have the same results which seem to last a reasonable amount of time after using too.

          I think a very good score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is in order here!


          I do hope that this has been of some help/ interest to you

          Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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          11.03.2011 15:34
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          Tesco Refreshing Eye Drops

          Tesco Refreshing Eye Drops

          I wear lenses and glasses and the mean reason I still switch now and then is because I can't stand dry eyes. Thank god for eye drops and sprays to handle these dry eyes. I always seem to get them when I'm at work and that's due the computer but also the air conditioner. I often have the same problem in the car with the ventilator blowing. I asked my optician and he said its quiet normal to get dry eyes in these conditions but you have to be careful that your eyes don't get too dry or that your eyes get irritated. Since I work five days in the week and I love to wear my lenses, I really can't stand every day having dry eyes so I do wear glasses now and then. Most of the time I wear lenses and when I do get dry eyes I use eye drops!

          Eye drops are an easy solution to solve the problem of dry eyes the only problem I normally have is getting the drops into my eyes! They tend to go over my whole face like I have been crying. These days I do use the spray version and that solves the problem but these are normally more expensive. The drops are just as good. You get a 15ml bottle for the price of around 2,50 pounds while the more expensive brands will charge you even more for only 10ml.

          Using it can be quite a challenge sometimes. You need to drop the liquid 1 or 2 times in each eye. You need to move your head slight backwards and keep your eyelid open. Like I said normally it goes wrong while I'm doing it but after 3 to 4 times I get the drops into my eyes.

          When they finally hit my eyes I can tell they make a difference and you feel a instant relief. You can feel the cooling and smoothing effect and the irritating goes away. This coolness feeling only last for about 10 seconds but the relief will stick around for about 15 to 30 minutes but depending on the situation. When I'm sitting in the car with the ventilator still blowing it might be 10 minutes and being in a 'normal' environment my eyes don't get dry after using the drops anymore.

          I normally buy these drops now because of the prices since they are a lot cheaper than other brands and the effect is really the same. The bottle is such as easy to use and you even get more liquid.

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            25.01.2011 08:19
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            A superb product for relieving sore eyes

            Unfortunately, since my mid teens I have frequently suffered with the misery and discomfort of dry eye. Whilst I am not plagued with the dry eye problem every day there are certain environments that considerably exacerbate my condition, such as long periods of sitting in front of a computer screen, hot weather or extreme cold, wind and central heating. Consequently, the last couple of months have been a nightmare for me where I have had no choice than to sit in either a centrally heated home or office and as a result, my eyes have suffered. Fortunately, help is at hand by way of over the counter eye drops with my latest purchase being made at Tesco a couple of years ago and this review discusses my experience of using Tesco Refreshing Eye Drops.

            APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

            The drops are provided to us in a box as shown in the photograph above, which I provided to Dooyoo, but unfortunately, I discarded my box soon after purchase. However, the directions for use are also provided on the white plastic bottle, which contains 15ml of the refreshing eye drops. The appearance of the bottle is similar to any other eye drops that I have used and measures approximately 7½ cm in height. We are provided with the familiar Tesco logo together with the name of the product and the claim that using the eye drops will "soothe, refresh and relieve tired uncomfortable eyes". On the reverse of the bottle are the directions for use, together with warning information and a list of ingredients.

            USING THE EYE DROPS

            Fortunately, I've never been squeamish when applying eye drops, unlike my husband who will close his eyes as tight as he possibly can, which subsequently results in the drops dripping down his cheeks and totally missing his eyes! The drops have initially been sealed where the screw top lid has been attached to the lower section of the bottle by way of a thin piece of plastic. Consequently, the lid needs to be turned in a clockwise direction to break the seal in readiness for your initial use.

            On removing the lid you will note there is a centimetre long funnel shaped area, which is the dispensing unit and to use you simply need to tilt your head back as far as possible and gently squeeze the bottle to dispense two drops into your open eye. You should then blink several times so they cover the entire area and repeat with the other eye. I have used these drops for a couple of years and have never experienced any adverse reactions when using. The drops are both very cooling and soothing for dry and tired eyes and will rapidly relieve any associated discomfort. I have to say that if my eyes are extremely tired the drops tend to sting for just a few seconds, but the sensation soon disappears.

            OTHER INFORMATION

            As with all products of this nature the bottle should be kept out of reach of children. We are informed that the product is suitable for use when wearing contact lenses and I have recommended these to my sister who frequently suffers with red itchy eyes after wearing her lenses all day. The only problem I find is that the eye drops should be used within two months of opening and I regularly find myself throwing away a fairly full bottle. Whilst I will frequently use other beauty products after they have exceeded their date (provided they smell okay, of course!) I would never take a risk with any products that are used in or around my eyes.

            INGREDIENTS

            I don't normally favour copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews, but for certain products I feel it necessary. Consequently, I provide below the information taken from the reverse of the bottle:-

            "Soft, isotonic solution with herbal extracts, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, sodium edetate (0.0%), polyhexanide (0.0001%)".

            There is also a box provided underneath the list of ingredients, which advises "Sterile" with the letter "A" by its' side and I'm a little unsure of the reasoning behind the letter "A". There is an expiry date on my current bottle, which is some two and a half years away.

            MY OPINION

            These drops are remarkable and have been a real essential item for me, particularly as they greatly assist in my dry eye problem, which often causes them to become extremely itchy and rather bloodshot. I constantly keep a bottle in my handbag and can highly recommend them if you suffer with similar problems.

            PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

            These are exclusively available in Tesco stores and a 15ml bottle will normally cost you £2.86 with the leading brand charging the same amount of money for a 10ml bottle. However, Tesco currently have an offer running until 25 January 2011 whereby you can purchase two bottles for £5.

            As these are such effective eye drops they receive 5 stars from me.

            I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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