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I work as an engineer, and while I do have to wear my safely glasses at work there is still the occasional mishap where something still gets in my eye, or my eyes just don't feel as great as they should do, being surrounded by all the different elements at work. Normally I go to the toilet to wash my eye out, but we now have a new owner of the company (I cannot use the words to describe him on here, but I will say that he times our toilet breaks), so sometimes I am limited to when I can wash my eyes out. My misses wears glasses for reading, watching tv or the laptop and so brought this Optrex refreshing eye drops for herself, when she heard about me complaining about my eyes after work 1 day and not being able to clean them while still at work, she gave me this to try.
She picked up a 10ml bottle for £3.29, so expect to pay between £3-£4 from most shops, such as Boots, Sainsbury's, Tesco's, or any pharmacy.
This is an eye drop that claims to 'Treat, soothe and refresh irritated, tired and uncomfortable eyes'. Normally I wouldn't put anything near my eyes but this contains natural plant extract and is completely safe for everyday use. My use is caused due to my work, but its also great for dust, driving or computer use, different environments etc, so is a handy item to keep in the bathroom cabinet.
To be honest I am no good with sensitive things such as the eyes, so got the misses to insert the drops while I held my eyes open. It was very simple to do, I tilted my head back and used both hands to hold my eyes open, she then gently squeezed 1 drop into each eye, you can use 2 drops to each eye if you wish. Naturally my first reaction was to close my eyes, so we did have to repeat the process to get the drops into my eye, but when in my eye there was no discomfort or pain.
I have been using this product for the past few months now so have now managed to insert the drops by my self, the product is very easy to use....once you are past the fact of something going into the eye, and you may need a few goes like me, but the drop in the eye is actually ok, it did feel a little weird, but as I said above, no pain or discomfort.
The eye drops definitely removed any dust and grit from my eye, the dust and grit made my rub my eyes, which then would make my eyes even more sore, this effectively removed anything that didn't need to be there, leaving my eyes revealing clear and refreshed like they had just had a clean. My eyes also looked brighter, which then made me look a little more refreshed in general.
My misses also uses this, especially after a long day on the laptop as she sometimes has work to do from home that can take quite a few hours, she also has had no discomfort using this, when she first used this, I was the one who had to help her insert the drops, she kept laughing and we just both ended up rolling around the floor in stitches laughing!
*The drops can be used as often as required
*Discard after 28 days after opening
*Do not use while, or just before, wearing soft contact lenses
As I sit at a computer screen for most of the day at work, and obviously there is artificial lighting in the office, I find that this can often result in me experiencing painful, itchy and sore eyes. They also weep in windy or cold weather and I find that they become even sorer from all the rubbing they endure. I try to take good care of my eyes as glaucoma runs on my mum's side of the family and I am aware of the fact that I need to have my eyes checked regularly. It was actually my optician who recommend that I try a good brand of eye drops to try to help alleviate my symptoms, and she recommended Optrex refreshing Eye Drops.
I first started to buy these eye drops about three years ago and though they are slightly more expensive than some other brands, I am happy to pay the price as I personally do feel that they are easy to apply, and the results are pretty rapid. I buy mine from Tescos and I pay £3.55 for a 10ml-sized bottle. The only thing which annoys me about these eye drops is that they expire within 28 days of opening the bottle. This always seems like such a waste to me as I am only ever about half way down the bottle, however, not wishing to use anything past its use by date in my eyes, I suppose it's far better to be safe than sorry and I always reluctantly throw away a good amount still left in the bottle.
Amongst other things, these eye drops contain witch hazel, alcohol, Boric Acid ,Glycerine Sodium Borate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Aqua and Hamamelis Virginia. They are pretty effective and even when my eyes are at their worst, just one drop of these eye drops in each eye is a sure fire method of almost instant relief of dry itchy and sore eyes. The trick is in the application, however, and when I first started to use them I was finding that most of the solution was actually running out of my eyes and down my cheeks as I was a little apprehensive about putting anything inside my eye.
The trick is to tip your head as far back as you can and to try your hardest not to blink. I gently squeeze the little plastic bottle and place the nozzle of the dropper right over the top of my eye. As soon as the liquid hits my eye then I do blink rapidly to help the solution to disperse effectively right around the eye ball. The relief is immediate and I really do feel that these are a godsend, particularly towards the end of a working week when my eyes are probably at their worst in terms of soreness, tiredness and feeling itchy and scratchy.
I would personally have to say that the relief these eye drops give me will last a good few hours so there is no need at all to have to apply again too frequently. Though I don't feel any stinging sensation at all whenever I use them, my partner has said that her finds them uncomfortable to use and that he can feel a sting immediately after the solution hits his eye.
They are marvelous for bringing about a quick (though temporary) relief to dry sore eyes and though expensive compared to the shop's own brands, I'd not hesitate to thoroughly recommend them.
I have a bottle of Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops 10 ml which has written on the back in tiny writing 'discard 28 days after opening' which is the first time I have read that, and is a bit worrying as I have had these for at least a couple of months and use them on and off.
These Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops cost £3.50 from Tesco with 50 p off. I bought them after my Tesco drops ran out and wanted to try some different ones. They contain witchazel according to the ingredients which has a calming effect when applied to the skin, I didn't know it could go in your eyes though. There is also alchohol, Boric Acid ,Glycerine ,Sodium Borate ,Benzalkonium Chloride, Aqua and Hamamelis Virginia.
I started getting problems with my eyes several years ago, including blurred vision and eye pain, and have had many tests done but apart from a prescription for glasses no real problem found. My Dad has told me that Glaucoma runs in the family aand he has special eye drops he puts in and that I need to test my eyes regularly.
I also have bad hay fever which causes a lot of redness and irritation. I used to be given eye drops when I was younger every day which stung a lot and never helped at all, this put me off until I tried again a few years ago when my eye pain got quite bad. I tried a method of dropping the eye drops just above my eye and letting them roll in so there wouldn't be a big impact on my already sensitive eyes. This seemed to work and found I could use eye drops again.
When I tried the Tesco eye drops, they were okay, but they were maybe a bit to mild and did not have much affect. These Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops are much stronger than Tesco's own ones and I felt the difference the first time I put them in, they did sting slightly.
Application of Optrex drops
As mentioned above I roll the eye drops into my eyes as I find that easier, so I tip my head back and drop one or two drops in each eye and leave my head tipped back to make sure I don't lose any eye drops. One or two drops is normally enough to clear my eyes and take some of the soreness and irritation away at least for a while. It only takes about 30 seconds or so to have an effect.
I don't feel these are to strong so that they would be harmful but at the same time they have enough power to refresh my eyes and feel they are worth the time and money.
I suffer from dry eyes and am always on the lookout for new drops to try and combat the problem. I particularly find that when I am on a night out and drink a couple of glasses of wine my eyes dry out quickly and the bloodshot red eye look is never very attractive.
I purchased these drops to keep in my handbag with the intention of popping some in every time I nipped to the loo, in an attempt to keep my eyes looking healthy all night. I was very pleased with the product and found that it did refresh my eyes nicely. It has a nice soothing feel and is gentle so does not sting like some other drops. They may not be very effective at combating the problem of dry eyes, but then they are not intended to do so. I find that for a quick freshen up when my eyes are getting tired or red then they are perfect but I would not expect to use them for anything more specific.
Ever since I had my eyes lasered a few years ago I have suffered from dry and itchy eyes which means that I need to always have some eye drops. Over the years I have tried nearly them all as I am not particularly loyal to any one brand and usually just pick some up that are on offer when I am out shopping.
Although I am not loyal to any one brand I do like Optrex branded ones as they are eye care specialists and I would rather use some eye drops made by a company that have lots of experience than use a brand that also makes verruca treatments.
The Optrex refreshing eye drops are designed to be used when eyes are feeling a little sore and tired to instantly refresh them and put some much needed moisture back in them. They are particularly good for when you have spent long periods of time in front of the computer or been in an air conditioned environment for a long period of time.
The drops contain plant extracts which help make them less stinging on sensitive eyes and I do actually find that the refreshing eye drops are some of the kindest to my eyes and they don't sting when I first put them in or leave my eyes looking red and sore afterwards like some can.
You just use these like any other eye drops by squeezing a couple of drops in your eyes when needed. Because they are so gentle you can use them pretty much as often as you want without having to wait until your eyes have become really sore and tired feeling. They immediately take away the gritty feeling in my eyes and after I've blinked a few times my eyes feel and look much clearer and the hazy look that I can get when my eyes are extremely dry clears away.
These eye drops aren't really suitable for contact lens wearers as they aren't supposed to be used when you have contacts in your eyes or for 15 minutes before you put them in. Other than that there is nothing to stop me recommending them as they do exactly what they say they will and the relief from the dryness lasts a lot longer than some other brands of eye drops.
They are also a good price and cost around about £3.99 but are frequently on offer for around about £1 to £1.50 off them.
~Optrex refreshes and cleanses tired eyes~
I often find that Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops are a product that is able to help ease my tired eyes and soothe them at the same time. I have found that these Optrex drops can be easily applied to the eyes as and when needed. After having used these for the first time and been a little worried about adding the right amount of Optrex, I found that once I became used to how it feels when they are first dropped onto the eye area it gets much easier to work out just how much or how little of the product you need to use.
Not only do these simple eye drops seem to help refresh my eyes when I use them, they also seem to make them sparkle a little more as I feel that my eyes most certainly end up looking much brighter after an application of this useful product. The eye drops can also be used to clean the eyes with and I find that as Optrex has the same PH level as tears do I can use them without any after effects such as redness or irritation to the area around the eyes.
I have found these eye drops very helpful during the times when the pollen count has been high and I have suffered with itchy sore and dry eyes. During times such as these I have found the eye drops very useful to have around, with them helping to ease things in only a very short time after application. I have also found the product bottle easy to handle and use when applying the eye drops and can say that the shape of the container makes it quite easy for me to drop just one or two small drops of the liquid onto the eye area.
~Price and product rating~
As the main ingredients in this are just witch hazel and pure water you could perhaps make your own mix of this to apply, however as this is something to apply to the eye area I would rather stick with an original product instead. At a cost of around £3.89 for 10mls of eye drop liquid I feel the cost is reasonable as the results are generally good. I have also found that this product can last for a while even when used often. My rating for this product os 4 stars as I find it can be very helpful at times.
Ever since I started wearing contact lenses I have been suffering from dry eye and every since wearing the lenses I have turned to a variety of products to aid and refresh my eyes. Thus I have sampled a fair few in my time, some great, some not so great but this product has impressed me and I have been using these eye drops ever since I bought the first bottle in the middle of last year.
The reason I actually bought these was that a friend of mine recommended them and I had known him to suffer from really bad dry eye so if he was saying that this is a grade a product then it surely must be.I hunted it down and found a local chemist selling this for £2.99 a bottle which is about middle of the road for these sort of goods. You get what you pay for so hunting down simply the cheapest product will not work very well in your favour and you will end up buying again!
You get 10ml worth of drops which last me about 2-3 weeks. You have to use them within a month of opening so that's the maximum use you can expect but I use them once or twice per eye every night and sometimes during long days on the computer. It eases everything just fine and makes my eyes feel alive.
The drops fall into the eye and you can feel them working straight away. The mixture is not too thick and certainly not at all greasy meaning it feels smooth on the eye and if you have had previous problems entering the drops you will find this more comfortable. After a long day working with computers and paperwork, I come in, remove the lenses and can feel this working all night. My Dry Eye days are gone and this is such a good product. Theres no residue, no itching and it works with a deep refreshing feel!
I have sampled more than enough of these product to be able to call myself an expert so these are the type to go for.
I haven't been sleeping well at all recently. Actually, scrap that! I haven't slept well for a long time but more recently it has got worse. Work and general life stresses have left me feeling more tired than usual and my eyes were beginning to feel dry and sore. I visited the small chemist in my town and all that was available to me were Optrex refreshing eye drops and so I picked them up to try.
The eye drops come in a small thin cardboard box which is blue in colour. We are told that these Optrex refreshing eye drops can be used to treat, soothe and refresh irritated, tired and uncomfortable eyes as well as the fact that they contain natural plant extracts. On the back of the box there is a bit more information about the product as well as information on how to use the eye drops. The information on the box is clear and concise and so I found it to be easily understood and not overwhelming at all which some boxes can be when covered in information! There is also a leaflet inside the box which contains similar information included on the box.
Inside the box there is a small 10ml bottle of eye drops. The packaging of the drops is simple looking but contains all of the information you need regarding dosage and disposing of the product as well as the expiry date. You should dispose of the drops 28 days after opening and so I will get nowhere near the 2012 use by date!
I am quite squeamish about using eye drops but I had to say enough was enough with my sore eyes. Tilting my head back I dropped just one drop in to each eye, you can use two drops each time if you would like to but I find that one is plenty for me. You can also use these drops as often as is required throughout the day which I think is really handy. Now try as I might I always end up with the eye drops trickling down my face as I frantically blink once they hit my eye ball and so I soon learned that for me the best time to apply them is in the morning before I apply my make up. I do reapply the drops if my eyes are sore later on in the day which particularly happens whilst I am at work.
I always get quite a shock when I drop the eye drop in my eye even though quite clearly I know something is going to hit my eye! Once the liquid settles on my eye though I feel that my eye feels much wetter, refreshed and less sore. One of the main ingredients in these drops is witch hazel and you can certainly smell it as you drop the product in your eye. I do find there is initially a little stinging sensation but this passes before you can even think about it so it isn't really an issue.
I keep the eye drops in my bedroom whilst I am at home as that is where I apply them in a morning however when I am working I always pop the eye drops in my bag as they are so small and easily transportable. You do not need to keep the drops in the fridge or anything like that although they may feel even more refreshing if they were cold when applied.
These eye drops cost me £4.79 from my local chemist and I do think that they have been a pretty good buy for just helping me out when my eyes are feeling dry and sore. I think they are very handy to have if this is an issue you suffer from but you should not wear them with, or just before wearing, soft contact lenses.
Thank you for reading my review!
A busy work schedule, regular driving, centrally heated environments and even make-up are just some of the things that take a toll on your eyes, making them tired and irritated / Enriched with natural plant extracts, Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops cooling formula replenishes moisture and revives eyes so they look and feel incredibly healthy.