Product Type: Viscotears in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Viscotears liquid gel - a great way to relieve dry eyes and look and refresh them
Viscotears Liquid Gel
Member Name: karlsm93
Viscotears Liquid Gel
Date: 31/10/10, updated on 01/11/10 (1730 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to apply, make your eyes comfortable
Disadvantages: Nothing serious
I wrote in a recent review, how on my last visit to Specsavers for a check up for my new contact lenses, the very efficient optician told me, as she had done on my last visit, that there was some dryness in my eyes. I'm obviously not an optician so I'm not entirely sure of the reasons for this dryness or the effect on my eyes, but like most patients I follow advice, and on this occasion the advice was to go the pharmacy and buy some viscotears liquid gel.
Viscotears liquid gel, which are sterile eye drops, cost me just over £4 in Boots for a 10g tube and are a behind the counter medicine. According to the information given, this viscotears product contains the 'active' ingredient 'carbomer' a.k.a. polyacrylic acid. It is used to make eyes 'more comfortable when they feel dry' and again, according to the information leaflet, it is part of a group of eyedrops called 'artificial tears'.
Both the box and tube are white in colour, with red and orange stripes going the entire way round the product and then the title surrounded with little water droplets. The manufaturer Novartis is also stated on the front of box and tube.
On the side of the box, the dosage of 1 drop 3 to 4 times daily for an adult is stated, also it also says that you should follow the advice of your physician. Children can use the product also, but only under medical supervision.
Like all medicines, this product should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients which include sorbital, sodium hydroxide, cetrimide and water. For those wearing contact lenses, the product can only be applied when lenses are out, and lenses should not be put back in until at least 30 minutes after the drops have been applied to the eye.
The leaflet gives instructions for use which should be followed carefully. Although I am not squeamish in the slightest about putting anything in my eye, since I put in contact lenses everyday, I find that it is difficult to put these drops in yourself, without making a mess, as you are meant to look up, but at the same time, get it in the bottom of your eye - so it is best to try and get someone else to put them in for you.
The information does say that you may notice that the drops can burn or sting your eye - now my eyes can already be quite sensitive, but I have never noticed any stinging or burning when these drops have been applied. The leaflet also says that your vision my be blurred for a short time, and that it true, although this is literally for a second and if you have a tissue ready and wipe away any excess, this won't be a problem.
The only very slight negative I haev noticed about the drops is that sometimes, you really have to squeeze to get a drop out of them into your eye. Sometimes the droplet seems to hang on the end of the tube nozzle before dropping down, which sometimes then I blink just as it is about to go in, but this is realy nothing serious and would never put me off using these drops.
Now, I have not been back at the optician yet to see if they have made an effective on the dryness of my eyes, but I do notice that when my husband puts the drops in, my eyes do feel refreshed and very comfortable, and I do think that it would ease anyone who has eyes that are itchy or irritable, as it seems to have nearly a cooling effect on the eye. I am confident however, that because they do make my eyes feel so comortable and refreshed that they are having a positive effect on the dryness issue and I wil keep using them until I make a return visit to the optician in the next few weeks.
Summary: A great way to cool and refresh your eyes
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