Product Type: Optrex medicinal products
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Soothes Eyes But Not Wallets
Optrex Dry Eye Drops
Member Name: jacb1983
Optrex Dry Eye Drops
Advantages: Relieves dry eyes, soothes soreness and makes eyes more comfortable,
Disadvantages: Have to throw away after 28 days, expensive for the amount you get.
I am on the computer a lot at work, and though I don't currently wear contact lenses (I have yet to change from glasses) I find that these Optrex Dry Eye Drops have been very useful for me to buy. Working at the computer tends to make people, myself included, blink less, which can dry your eyes and and makes my own eyes feel dry and a bit scratchy, so I needed to buy something that could fix this problem.
I was initially sceptical at paying nearly £4 for just a 10ml bottle from my local chemists, but I was told by a staff member there that they are worth it and come well recommended, so I bought a small white plastic bottle of the drops.
To use, you just unscrew the top, and drip a few drops of the solution into your eyes using the applicator. People like to do this in different ways, but I'm not squeamish, and so I just tilt my head back, look to the side and drop the solution in on the opposite side of the eyeball to which I'm looking. Blink a few times and the solution will coat your eyes.
I find that when I use these drops I have immediate relief from the dryness in my eyes, and any sore feelings are soothed when the solution is dropped on. Whenever I have used them they worked a treat. The only real downside to them aside from the price (which is dear for something which is basically sterile water), is the fact you have to throw the drops away after 28 days - I suppose after this time the solution is not considered sterile, but I would like them to be able to last longer than a month!
Overall, if you have dry eyes that need relieving this is a good product, but next time I think I'll be tempted to try out another cheaper brand to see if they work just as well.
Summary: A good product for soothing dry eyes but has some downsides.