Welcome! Log in or Register

Optrex Dry Eye Drops

  • image
£3.50 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk See more offers
35 Reviews
  • There are no advantages
  • They make my eyes sore and irritated
  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    35 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      18.10.2014 20:37
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "There are no advantages"

      Disadvantages

      • "They make my eyes sore and irritated"

      Optrex rehydrating eye drops

      WHAT IT IS?

      These are eye drops made by Optrex. They used to be called Dry Eye drops but now have got the name Rehydrating Eye Drops.

      HOW DO YOU USE THEM?

      You put one or 2 drops into each eye when your eyes feel dry. That can be because of central heating, using the computer, if you have done alot of driving and for all sorts of other reasons but you should not use these eye drops if your dry eyes are a symptom of another illness because you could make your eyes feel better and be ignoring the main reason for it happening.

      DO THEY WORK?

      I have liked Optrex for a long time but I do not think these eye drops are very good and they are not suited to my eyes even though I do not have sensitive eyes.
      WHAT I THINK

      I think Optrex have not made a very good product and even though they work sometimes the irritation they cause me is not acceptable and I do not have sensitive eyes so I think they are not so gentle as other Optrex products. The drops feel cool in my eyes and the bottle is very easy to use so that you can get the drops to fall into your eyes without the plastic top of the bottle touching your eye because that is not good for your eye health.

      When my eyes are dry and I add a drop of these eye drops I think the relief comes straight away and that is good but the bottle says that they can be used with contact lenses and I do not think that is very good advice because I have only ever used them when I am not wearing my contact lenses and they are irritating so I think the bad effect would be alot worse if I ever applied them when I had my contact lenses in.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      A 10ml bottle of Optrex Rehydrating Eye Drops costs about £3.50 and I think that is alot of money for a product that does not work very good for me and I will not buy them again.

      2 Dooyoo Stars

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      13.02.2014 17:26
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Great solution for eye problems

      Having had laser eye surgery 3 years ago I find that my eyes can be very itchy and irritable particularly at night. When I had my surgery the doctors did warn me about this but I didn't really expect it to be as bad as it is. My friends had recommended to me Optrex Dry Eye drops but I wasn't sure as I always thought they would make my eyes worse. I picked them up in boots for just under £4 and I was pleases that they were affordable. The bottle is quite small (10ml) but enough to last you a while. When using them I instantly felt my eyes refreshed and rehydrated and they took the itchiness away. I wouldn't recommend prolonged use of them as I'm not sure the long term affect they would have but they are definitely great for when you're eyes are really tired and sore.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      08.01.2014 00:47
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Great dry eye solution

      I have been a contact lens wearer for about 13 years now. I am severely short sighted and so my glasses/lens are world, but of course the health of my eye is important. About 2 years ago I experienced some problems with my eye lids, after 6 years on pretty much non stop contact lens wear they had truly had enough and so my day and night lens were off the agenda. My optician advised I wear glasses only for a period of 4 weeks then go back to check, however he recommended the Optrex range to me to help my eyes recover. After several months of dailies I was finally allowed my day and nights back however I do still struggle occasionally with sore, irritated and dry eyes so I still use the dry eye solution where needed.

      Price/availability/packaging

      The dry eye solution is available at all good chemists and supermarkets. It's normally around the £3.50-£4 mark but I was lucky afew months ago to get afew boxes for 83p, there was nothing wrong with them I think it's because it was damaged packaging that I got them so cheap. The packaging itself is simple blue and white, the bottle is 10ml and does last a decent amount of time.

      Use

      The box says it is suitable to use with contact lens however I must stress you consult with your optician first before doing so. My optician recommended this one to me and advised I add 1 or 2 drops to my eyes about half an hour before putting in my contacts, this I followed to allow my eyes to recover and I feel it did help. Since getting back my day and night contacts I use this less often, once or twice per month if needed. After taking my contacts out, I lie down and apply 2/3 drops to each eye making sure the bottle doesn't touch my eye and I find it does help to alleviate the dry eye soreness and irritation that contacts can give. I apply the solution straight after my contacts are out and then twice per day until I put them back in again.

      Results

      I am very pleased with the results, I find my eyes feel refreshed and soothed from the dry irritation it had. My eyes don't get sore, dry and irritated often, I find it's when I'm tired and run down so I now take my lens out and apply this and since then my eye lids appeared to have recovered and my optician is very pleased with this. I'd definitely recommend this to those who don't mind applying solution to their eyes and of course those whose eyes get dry. Although £4 seems a lot to me it's worth the money and one bottle lasts me several months but this is with irregular use. I haven't tried it with my contacts in yet so I cannot comment on the results this would give however I do think it would help just in the same way

      Overall great product 5/5

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      09.07.2013 17:49
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      3 Comments

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Brilliant eye drops, worth the cost.

      OPTREX REHYDRATING EYE DROPS FOR DRY EYES

      It's that time of year again when many of us are fighting off the itchy eyes associated with hay fever! I actually unfortunately suffer from dry eye all year around caused by other allergies and medication that requires drops twice daily but once hay fever hits me its almost like someone is drying out my eye balls, if I do not apply some drops fairly frequently throughout the day I find myself trying to scratch my eyeballs out and end up with red eyes which is not the best look in the world!

      Over the years I have tried many different brands of drops from the GP's or bought many over the counter, due to the frequency I add drops I tend to have 2-3 bottles on the go at anyone time so they are always within reach. One brand I buy often is Optrex, they sell many different types of eye drops and washes and are most probably the most well know brand of eye care. I have to admit I tend to just grab which ever bottle is on special or cheapest in the store as long as they are designed for dry, itchy or tired eyes but I do prefer to stick to the Optrex brand, they are a little bit more expensive than store's own brands but the quality is consistent so I always know the bottle I am buying will be good quality.

      THE PRODUCT ....

      The bottle I have in front of me is my most recent buy, it is rehydrating eye drops for dry eyes, they are advertised to be used to help combat eye conditions caused by aspects of modern living, such as contact lenses wear, computer usage, driving, air conditioning / central heating and polluted atmospheres.

      To use you simply follow the instructions below

      Ensure your hands are clean and dry and the bottle's seal is intact before use.
      Gently pull the corner of your lower lid down and tilt your head back. Apply 1 or 2 drops into your lower
      eyelid.
      Or, if you prefer, close your eye and apply 1 or 2 drops to the inner corner, then open and blink to spread
      the drops.

      Optrex Dry Eye Drops are suitable for frequent, everyday use.

      The drops themselves look just like water in look and consistency, I will admit I have accidentally got a drop or two into my mouth and they just taste a little salty like tears. There is no scent at all to these drops.
      The effect from the drops is instant so from the moment that I apply them I feel the benefit and my eyes feel rehydrated. The timescale for re applying these drops really does vary from day to day. I can find that sometimes I need to apply drops 5-6 times a day during summer but during winter I may get away with simply apply drops when I wake and before I sleep.

      All drops must be discarded within 28 days of opening, this is to minimise the chance of causing an eye infection.

      THE PACKING ....

      The Optrex drops come in small card board boxes which contain a small white plastic bottle. The bottle has a label on the front that is blue with a large Optrex logo, below that is the information informing us which type of drops they are and what eye condition they are designed to help with.

      The back of the bottle contains very little information, I am a little shocked to note that it does not contain the instructions for use but simply informs us to see the carton for instructions.

      SIZE AND COST ....

      These drops come in a 10ml bottle and I bought them from Boots for £3.79 although I do find the cost for drops really does fluctuate.

      SUMMARY ....

      I really like these drops, they work really well and give me instant relief so no more looking like I have been binge drinking for weeks because I have tried to scratch my eye's to death.

      Would I buy again? Well I buy them all the time so yes!
      Would I recommend? Yes without hesitation!

      I would give these 5 stars out of 5.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        06.07.2013 04:10
        Very helpful
        (Rating)
        1 Comment

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        pretty much useless

        I have an eye condition called kerataconus which leaves me with various symptoms including light sensitivity and dry eyes. My eyes have become increasingly dry over the past couple of months, I had an eye test and got a new prescription made up for my glasses a few weeks ago so I knew that my eyes were healthy and not getting strained by poor vision. I started looking for some eye drops to relieve the discomfort of the dry eyes and Optrex was the obvious choice being the leading brand. A small bottle of eye drops cost me around £4 from Tesco.

        Optrex contains the active ingredient sodium hyaluronate which they say replenishes tears and gives immediate relief for dry eyes. The drops can be used as often as required and are safe to use with contact lenses.

        It is easy to apply the drops; simply pull the bottom eyelid down and apply a couple of drops from the bottle into the pouch which is made. Alternatively, you can use the drops by putting them into the corner of the eye and blinking. I know a lot of people are squeamish about putting things into their eyes but it is not a difficult or painful thing to do. I found it very easy to put too many drops into my eye which would run down my face, I don't fancy the thought of using the drops with eye make up on as I would be too worried the make up would run.

        I got almost no relief from the Optrex eye drops. They would provide a slight bit of help straight after I applied them when my eyes would feel clear for a minute or two before I blinked the liquid all away and was back to where I was before. Even applying the drops really frequently did not make a difference for more than a minute or two each time.


        I went to my GP and got drops for dry eyes for both day and night time which actually work! The daytime drops are much thicker than Optrex so actually seem to stick to the surface of the eye providing a film of moisture for several hours instead of a few minutes. I would advise that Optrex are worth a try if you suffer occasional dry eyes but don't expect miracle results.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          30.06.2013 21:45
          Very helpful
          (Rating)
          1 Comment

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          an essential item for any dry eye sufferer

          I think everyone remembers vividly, days that change their lives forever - even at a young age. When I was 7 years old I first experienced Hayfever for the first time and I can remember the day vividly! My eyes were itchy and I rubbed them over and over again making them worse and worse until it was difficult to see.

          Over 20 years later and Hayfever is still a very big problem for me. I love gardening (as you can tell from my other reviews) but I have to go outside with a massive roll of paper to blow my nose literally every 5 minutes.

          Two years ago I went to an optician after some concerns with my eyes. They said I had dry eyes and would benefit from taking drops like these. I have experienced drops used for itchy eyes and hayfever in the past but never taken drops for dry eyes, since then I only use these kind of eye drops.

          Why? I find that the drops used for allergies and itchy eyes do have a kick! They sting a little and don't tend to work right away. These drops for dry eyes, when my eyes are at their utmost worse (this is when I have rubbed them far too much and made them very red!) it feels like im putting refreshing drops of water in my eyes.

          The effects for me are instant - the itching urge goes away and my dry eyes become moistened again.

          How to use - some people are squeamish about putting things in or near their eyes - using these couldnt be easier and shouldn't be a problem for most people - after a few uses it will become second nature and you won't even have to think about what you are doing.
          I squeeze the bottle until a drop is visible at the end, pull down my eye lid and let it drip onto it and then blink it around my eye - takes about 2 seconds.
          People who aren't used to taking drops sometimes assume you put the drop right onto your eye so you can see it - this isn't the case - you can do it this way but its just making life a bit harder for yourself.

          When to use - I use them every morning after I get up. In the summer months when I wake up my eyes are sometimes glued together (no joke) and I have to find the sink blind and unable to open them so I can soak away the seals. During the days when my dry eyes are bad I use them at least once more and then again at night time.

          Where do you buy them - places like Superdrug, Wilkinsons, Supermarkets and various Chemists sell these and they cost between £3 and £4. I find that they last about a month for me if I use them twice a day in each eye. You are supposed to dispose of them after having been open for more than 28 days.

          I would say definitely buy these if you have dry or sore eyes and if you are a hayfever sufferer and find the allergy drops a little too "Stingy"

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            09.03.2013 17:57
            Very helpful
            (Rating)

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            Good drops but you need to use a lot of them

            I suffer from dry eyes and often find that as the day goes on, my eyes become increasingly uncomfortable and itchy. Inevitably I end up rubbing and scratching and end up with make up all over my face. Sometimes my eyes become so irritated that the only thing to do is to close them for a few minutes - which does not look good when you are at work.

            I purchased Optrex Dry Eye Drops because Optrex is a fairly respected brand and I hoped that these would help to moisturise my eyes and keep me feeling fresh for longer. I apply them approximately once an hour in the afternoons in work and I do feel that they make a difference. They have a nice gentle, soothing feeling at first and then you quickly forget that you have put any drops in. The effects don't last very long but they are effective when used frequently. Very easy to put in once you get used to them and a good size bottle means that these last a long time. Overall a good drop for dry eye sufferers.

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            06.03.2013 21:13
            Very helpful
            (Rating)
            1 Comment

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            Worth the cost to keep your eyes in good shape

            I never had a problem with dry eyes before I became pregnant. In fact, I used to wear contact lenses on a daily basis, and was always able to put them in and remove them with ease. A few times I fell asleep with them in and upon waking a few blinks would moisten them so I wouldn't even need to take them out again.

            So it came as a huge surprise to me when I became pregnant and my eyes started to feel dry and sometimes itchy. I thought this was just a normal pregnancy thing until I started eye pain from the dryness. A quick trip to Specsavers confirmed that my eyes were too dry and needed extra support, without which they might become damaged from the excessive dryness.

            I stopped wearing my contact lenses for a while and too extra care to stay hydrated, and started using normal eye drops. After a while my eyes improved so I switched back to contact lenses, as I hate wearing glasses.. They give me a headache and I can never seem to keep them clean enough. But when I started again with the contact lenses I found that the eye dryness returned, and that was when my Optometrist recommended these Optrex drops for use with contact lenses.

            The Optrex Dry Eyes Drops come in a small white plastic container which is squeezed to drop the clear solution directly into your eye. This is easy enough to do but I will say that the size of the container annoys me sometimes - I often lose it in my bag or even in the house because it is so small. The drops feel cooling when dropped into the eye and you only need 1 or 2 drops per eye each time. I found this sufficient enough to make wearing my contact lenses comfortable, so much so that a few times when I have forgotten to use them in the past I have been surprised by the discomfort my eyes experience.

            My Optometrist has told me that it's not uncommon for women to experience eye dryness during and after pregnancy, however my daughter is almost 2 years old now and I still get dry eyes from time to time. So I always keep this bottle on me, in case I feel the need to use it. If I have an alcoholic drink or two when I am out or have had the central heating on full blast at home then I have to use the drops once or twice a day. Otherwise just a few times a week suffices to keep my eyes from drying out.

            I have no doubt that these drops work at swiftly rehydrating dry eyes, whether caused by pregnancy or working at a computer for long periods of time. The bottle states that they are not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding but I used them throughout on advice from my Optometrist, who said the risk posed by the solution is small and significantly less than me losing my sight! As excessive dryness eyes can wear away your eyes and help the early onset of sight degenerative diseases.

            So, although this solution costs me £4.50 per container from Boots, it's worth the cost to keep my eyes in shape and also I get points to spend in store so things could be worse. I give the Optrex drops 4 stars though because when I have had dire need of these drops I have not always been able to find them - Optrex please make a bigger container to house them in!!

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
            • More +
              01.03.2013 10:07
              Very helpful
              (Rating)
              4 Comments

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              See review.

              Occasionally I suffer with dry eyes, it usually appears to happen around twice a year. I know when I need to buy these eye drops because my eyes water constantly and they are quite sore, sometimes so sore and itchy I cannot open my eyes. When I first suffered with dry eyes I popped to see my local pharmacist who looked at my eyes and advised me to buy these drops.

              The drops comes inside a small plastic bottle which has a screw off top and comes inside a cardboard box. The bottle can be easily squeezed gently to release the drops into the eyes. It is a clear liquid which is slightly oily but mostly like a water consistency.

              To use the drops you just tilt the head slightly and very gentle squeeze the bottle to drop 1 to 2 drops into each eye. I usually ask my hubby to drop the drops into my eyes if he is at home because I find it quite a task to do it because I just hate dropping eye drops into my eyes lol. Just don't like using a product of this kind and I am a childlike when I use drops in my eyes for some odd reason because I am not childlike generally but I do become this way when I have to drop eyes drops into my eyes lol. If my hubby isn't at home, I just lay on my bed and lay my head onto a pillow and open my eyes as wide as I can using my fingers with one hand, then using my other hand I squeeze the bottle lol. It isn't hard work if you are not childlike like I am when it comes to using this product but it has to be done or my dry eyes continue or a whole lot longer.

              When the drops are inside the eyes, the liquid kind of feels coldish, and my eyeballs kind of vibrate a little and shake and I cannot open my eyes for around 10 seconds or so, then when I open my eyes I can see a cloudy look in front of me for a couple of seconds or so, then the cloud disappears. This is just my experience of using these eye drops but other people may not have this experience but it happens to me for at least the first couple of applications of using it. After a couple of times I find my eyes don't vibrate or shake and I can open my eyes a lot better. That is because the drops are working well and improving my dry eyes.

              I find I only have to use these drops for around 3 or 4 days but I do find it works really well in just one day of using it.

              The drops lubricate and rehydrate the eyes, they help soothe the eyes and help remove the soreness. Sore eyes can also be quite annoying and painful. I find my eyes become more dry in the winter time when I have my central heating on. These drops help my eyes feel more refreshed and less sore during the days I use this product. After a few days my eyes are back to normal again and I can stop using them.

              They can be used for adults and children over the age of 12 years old but cannot be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

              Is advised to discard the bottle after 28 days of opening the bottle.

              These drops work a treat for relieving dry eyes, they help soothe my eyes and stop the irritation, soreness and the itchy feeling and the pain.

              The quality of this product is excellent. Costs around £4.50 for the bottle and I think it is worth every penny spent and super value for money in my opinion. There is nothing worse than having sore eyes and having that uncomfortable feeling dry eyes cause and these drops are worth their weight in gold in my opinion.

              I highly recommend them for anyone who has dry eyes but I would advise asking the pharmacist first before buying them and ask him to check your eyes because the symptoms are slightly the same as conjunctivitis and it is wise to make sure you have dry eyes and not the latter.

              They can be bought in supermarkets or chemists.

              The bottle is small enough to pop into your hand bag or pocket to use during the day while you are outdoors etc. I use it every 3 hours or so on the first day and less between each dosage on the second day because by then my eyes feel a whole lot better and less sore etc.

              Also on Ciao under my username pinky50.

              I give this one 5 stars.

              Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

              Comments

              Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                17.01.2013 11:13
                Very helpful
                (Rating)

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                Effective daily drops

                In the past few months I have suffered from constantly sore and red eyes and so, worried that I might be needing glasses, I booked an appointment with my optician to find out the reason why my eyes were so agitated. After a series of tests, the nastiest being the intraocular pressure test where they blow puffs of air into your eyes, I was only to eager to hear what the optician would say, myself convinced that he would say I had a form of eye strain from too much computer use during the day. To my surprise, he actually diagnosed me with a slight case of dry eye, that being that areas on the surface of my eyeballs were not getting lubricated sufficiently during the day and he suggested a number of solutions to help.

                As well as adding making some slight changes to my diet and drinking more water, he also suggested that I buy some eye drops specifically for dry eye sufferers for putting into my eyes during periods throughout the day. Being spurred on to buy anything that would help my painful and now unattractive eyes, I bought a bottle of eye drops there and then and the ones purchased were the 'Optrex Eye Drops for dry eyes'.

                ~The Product~

                The packaging for my eye drops differs slightly to the picture shown on Dooyoo. The drops are packaged in a rectangular cardboard box which is blue in colour and illustrated with the blue Optrex logo. A picture of parched ground runs like a banner across the background of my box whilst the text indicates that the packaging contains rehydrating eye drops with 'for dry eyes' highlighted in a pink box. In addition the front of the box indicates that these eye drops are suitable for contact lenses wearers. Whilst the packaging is not the most exciting in the world in my opinion, it certainly looks neat and clean with the blue colour giving a hint of calm, perfect for my tired eyes.

                Turning the box over we are told that these eye drops are said to instantly rehydrate and lubricate the eyes making them suitable for people who use a computer regularly or who are exposed to air conditioning regularly. Additionally, the box contains 10ml of product.

                Inside the box, the bottle of eye drops matches the colour way of the box. The bottle, though small, is white in colour and is topped with a blue screw top lid and a blue label with instructions on the back stating that these eye drops should be discarded 28 days after opening and stored at below 25 °C. This is an important date to adhere to according to my optician and so now I scribble a date onto my bottle to show when it was first opened so that I can throw it away within the 28 days.

                Once opened, the bottle has a tapered nozzle meaning that the eyes drops can be applied with ease and also used hygienically. The liquid inside is clear in colour with a slightly oily constancy which after having a good sniff I can confirm is completely odourless. This liquid uses aqua as its principle ingredient but also contains sodium chloride, boric acid and PEG 8000 amongst some of its ingredients.

                ~Use and Application~

                Optrex recommends that these eye drops are suitable for both adults and children who are 12+. The instructions highlight the importance of washing your hands before use and making sure that the tamper seal is intact before use. Following this it is advised that you tip your head backwards and gently squeeze one to two drops in each eye when required. In my experience this is usually easier is somebody else does the squeezing for you, but nonetheless it is easy enough to do yourself.

                Having been using these eye drops for a couple of months now I have to say that the application process is easiest done when you are lying down on a flat surface. I then open my eyes as wide as I can make them before dropping one drop into each eye. My eyes immediately burn when I drop the liquid into them before I get a soothing sensation and so my instant reaction is to squint whilst dropping the eye drops in. I like to keep my eyes closed for a good 60 seconds after application to ensure that the drops liberally coat my eye before opening.

                ~Results~

                After suffering for a while now with dry eyes I know how horrid it feels when they not only feel dry but also itchy and at times very sore. Having dropped a couple of these eye drops into each eye I find that my eyes immediately feel refreshed and more awake and the stinging sensation leaves them. Although these eye drops don't take away the redness from my eyes which can only be completely eradicated after a good nights sleep, they certainly take a lot of the irritation away. This soothing feeling lasts for around an hour when I am on the computer or longer if I am out and about before they start feeling dry again. Although as these eye drops do not have a maximum daily usage on them I do use them a few times throughout the day without a problem.

                ~Price and Availability~

                I have seen these eye drops in a number of pharmacy stores as well as supermarkets and you should expect to pay around £3 - £4 for them. I bought my last bottle from Sainsburys and paid around £3.50 for them and I have recently seen them in Tesco for the same price. I feel that the £3.50 price tag makes these eye drops a good purchase as they are from a quality brand. Plus with the relief they give to my eyes I would happily pay more if I needed to.

                ~Summary~

                Although these aren't a permanent solution to my dry eye symptoms they are certainly a massive help and therefore I will continue to use and recommend these eye drops. As a result, these eye drops score an excellent five stars from me.

                I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                16.04.2012 22:32
                Very helpful
                (Rating)

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                I've had better

                I am forever struggling with the problem of dry eyes, as both work and leisure require me staring into the computer screen for 10+ hours per day. It doesn't help that I wear contacts either. So as you can guess, I've had my fair share of experience with hydrating eye drops from different brands and sometimes even different country. I picked up this Optrex eye drops from Boots for about £4 (£3.89 to be exact, checked on Boots website) in a bit of an emergency actually, because my previous eye drops has run out and I was greatly in need of something to soothe my strained eyes.

                Packaging and instructions
                In my opinion the bottle has quite a generous size for eye drops, at 10ml. Once you open the bottle, you can only use it for a month (28 days to be exact), but if you're like me and have dry eyes, you will probably finish it within the expiry date with no problem. This eye drop can be used with contact lens, which is a pro for me.

                My experience
                Optrex claims that these eye drops are specially developed to lubricate dry eyes, "providing fast and lasting relief" for dry, irritated or tired eyes. I agree with the "fast" bit, but not the bit regarding "lasting relief". Indeed, my eyes are instantly refreshed and hydrated when I apply these - but it is something you would expect all eye drops to do, to be very honest. Perhaps it is just me, with my crazily dry eyes, but I need to use a few squeeze every time I use this, and at quite close intervals as well (perhaps three times every hour on a bad day). One point to note - if you squeeze a few times and accompany the application with slow blinking, I feel that the eye drops work a little better.

                Overall, it is quite cheap providing it's 10ml. Effect is okay, provided I use it consistently and frequently. But I don't think I will buy this one again, because I have used other eye drops before that provide my eyes with comfort for much longer, although with a bigger price tag.

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                09.02.2012 23:04
                Very helpful
                (Rating)
                1 Comment

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                Easy to use eye drops that work incredibly well at moistening up my eyes.

                As I am a sometimes wearer of contact lenses I can suffer from dry eyes from time to time. I can be prone to feeling like I have something in my eye but this is actually caused by the dryness as I found out last year after several visits to the Doctor about the irritated feeling in my eye. I even had my eyes tested in my quest to find out what was causing the irritation so it was nice to finally have a suggestion that would help my problem. These eye drops are ones that I have been using on and off for the past year or so now and they are available for just under £4.00 from Boots stores and the Boots website.

                These eye drops are suitable for contact lens wearers, which I am, and this was my main reason for selecting these ones. The drops are very simple to use and all I need to do is unscrew the lid, tilt my head back and then use the lid dropper to release one or two drops in to my eye. I find these drops very simple to drop in but then I use contact lenses so I am not squeamish about things being in or near my eye. The liquid is clear and it does not have any scent at all which is always good. I find the drops very simple indeed to use and this is the main reason I have continued using them.

                When the drops first hit my eye I have to blink a few times but this only ceases to make the drops get in to my eye thoroughly so this is not a problem at all but it does usually mean that if I am using two drops in each eye that I space them a moment or two apart to avoid too much eye watering and blurriness. After the drops have been in my eye for a moment or two my eyes start to feel noticeably different. I do find that if I blink a little less when the drops have first gone in that they begin to work even quicker but it is quite quick anyway so this is not a real problem to be honest.

                Overall I must say that these drops work incredibly well for me. They keep my eyes feeling moist and they stop the dry irritated feeling that I can get from time to time from wearing contact lenses. The price of these drops is not restrictive and I usually purchase them when they are on a buy one get one half price special offer that seems to pop up frequently on the Boots website.

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  05.12.2011 22:11
                  Very helpful
                  (Rating)

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  I'm brave - I can do this!

                  Using eye drops always seems like a great idea in theory to me, but on a practical level I do struggle. I am one of those people who 'has a thing about eyes', if you know what I mean. Ever since I was little, if something managed to get into my eye I would panic and then cry. A fly once flew in when I was about seven or eight and I can vividly remember my poor mother trying to get me to calm down so she could help me to get it out. I think it's for that reason I think I'd LIKE to use eye drops but do struggle.

                  So... what do you do when you suffer from terrible dry eyes, as I do, but are worried about using eye drops? Well, you just persevere, I suppose, which is exactly what I have been doing with my Optrex Eye Drops. I bought these in Boots for £3.99 for a 10 millilitre little bottle. The bottle is a bit 'squeezy' and comes with its own little applicator to drop the solution into your eyes.

                  The instructions say to gently pull the eye down and drop one or two drops into the lower lid. Personally, I find this incredibly hard to do. If I am putting them into my right eye, I tilt my head to the left and drop a couple of drops into the corner of my right eye and then blink like mad!! Then I do the same with the other eye. I find dropping them into the corners of my eyes a much more effective way of using these eye drops. I feel more relaxed and it doesn't make me panic so much. I also find its better to NOT look at the dropper as it is hovering over my eye as this makes me blink at exactly the wrong moment and the drops end up going down my cheek instead of into my eye. Goodness, I sound like a terrible idiot, but as I say, I just don't like eyes.

                  I work in a customer services environment and most of my day I am either looking at customers face to face or looking at a computer screen (or both) for long periods of time, in a centrally heated environment. This has a terrible drying effect on my poor eyes and as a result they do suffer from dryness, itchiness and soreness. My eyes water constantly when they are irritated and this in turn makes my make up run as I keep rubbing away a lone tear from the corner of my eye.

                  However, I have to say that since using my Optrex Eyedrops every morning before work (and BEFORE) applying my make up, for obvious reasons, am able to enjoy a relatively good day on the dryness front. I find Optrex soothing and very calming and it really does prevent my eyes from having that horrible scratchy feel and they feel much more lubricated.

                  Optrex is made from purified water and is suitable for contact lens wearers. It is very gentle and lessens the irritation I suffer from dry eyes. The only downside I feel to this product is the fact that once you have opened a bottle you have to use it all up within one month (28 days) and then discard the bottle. I never manage to use an entire bottle in a month and I hate having to throw what's left of it out and then buy a new bottle.

                  I really do recommend Optrex if you suffer from dry, itchy eyes as I do. I feel it is very much worth the money and the effort of getting the drops into my eyes though I am finding I am having to get up for work slightly earlier every morning as it takes me so long to be brave' and get the drops into my eyes!

                  Review also posted on Ciao as dawnieG

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  06.11.2011 09:51
                  Very helpful
                  (Rating)

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Great quality eye drops that quickly and easily allow you to have moist and awake feeling eyes

                  In todays modern fast paced world we have many things out there which can make for dry, itchy and sore eyes like pollution, use of computers (partly down to the fan drying out the air as it pushes hot air out from the computer and to the air around you and partly due to viewing a computer screen drying your eyes out as you blink less than required to keep your eyes as moist as they should be) and contact lenses wear. So, with all of these things fighting to dry your eyes out it is nice to know you have something to help you keep your eyes as fresh and hydrated as they need to be in Optrex dry eye drops.

                  Pros:
                  Optrex dry eyes drops are designed to help your eyes to replenish their tears which enables them to rehydrate themselves quickly and naturally. Thanks to these brilliant Optrex drops you quickly find your eyes begin to feel less itchy, irritated and dry. I have had to use these a few times now when I have been having the extreme feel of dry and itchy eyes (normally I use the Optrex refresh eye drops) and found them to very quickly give a much fresher and more hydrated feel to my eyes.
                  These eye drops begin to work straight away so that you will be rid of those itchy, irritated and dry feelings that can make your day feel like it will never end.
                  Optrex dry eyes drops come in a 10ml plastic bottle that allows for you to easily take this out and about with you in a bag (or even a pocket) to ensure that you have great refreshing power with you at all times. The bottle is also designed with a well though out nozzle to ensure that you can place the drops as accurately as possible.
                  Optrex dry eyes drops are very well priced with a 10ml bottle lasting you for a fair amount of time due to only needing 1 or 2 drops for each eye to refresh and rehydrate. The bottle will cost you around £3.50-£4.50 which is a very good price for a product which will make you feel much better without the need to visit doctors for specialist products.
                  The drops are very easy to use as you simply place 1 or 2 drops in to the lower eye lid (or if you can't do this then simply close your eyes and put the drops in the inner corner of your eyes) and blink a few times to ensure the liquid has spread and can work as well as possible.

                  Negatives:
                  None

                  Overall the Optrex dry eyes drops are a very impressive product that quickly and easiy allows for great rehydrated and fresh feeling eyes for a very reasonable price. The fact these drops work so quickly means that you can apply the drops and know that in just a few minutes you will feel much more awake and comfortable and so get on with your day without needing to change your plans.

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  11.10.2011 23:58
                  Very helpful
                  (Rating)

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Effective Eye Drops With Bad Aftertaste

                  I had to use these as told by the doctor, well this is one of the options i had been given as my eyes were suffering from dryness for some reason and the other option was an ointment however this was going to be a more effective choice.


                  Application of these is fairly simple, hold eye open, aim and drop them in, at first contact they do burn a little but after a few blinks they sort of settle in and you start to forget it even happened. The bottle is quite small and you don't get much but they do expire quickly and should hope that you finish them before needing to buy another bottle. The one downside i would say to these eye drops is that after taking them i find i get quite a soapy aftertaste in the back of my throat that lasts for the next couple of hours, at least long enough until i need my next dose of them. I will finally sum this up saying that they do do the job and i would recommend them to anyone.

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
              • Product Details

                Optrex Dry Eye Drops quickly relieve eyes that feel dry or gritty and effectively combat the everyday factors that cause dry eyes, from wearing contact lenses to being in artificially cooled or heated environments / Our long-lasting formulation contains specially engineered ingredients that replenish tear deficiency, lubricating your eyes up to seven times longer than some others (e.g / Hypromellose) so you can feel an immediate difference.