Witch hazel is a natural, soothing remedy with mild astringent properties. …read moreSee less
Commonly used as a topical treatment to ease stinging and inflammation, witch hazel is also the active ingredient in many eye drops to provide relief from sore, itchy and tired eyes. Here you’ll find a range of witch hazel eye drops from top brands like Optrex and Vizulize.
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What is witch hazel?
Witch hazel is a plant, and it’s a popular natural remedy to treat stinging, sensitive and inflamed skin. It’s usually a topical treatment, but some parts of the witch hazel plant can be made into tea and in small amounts for certain conditions, it can be digested.
How do I use eye drops?
You can apply eye drops while sitting, standing or lying down - whatever you find the easiest and most comfortable.
Tilt your head back and position your finger below your lower-lid and gently pull down to form a pocket.
Look upwards and squeeze the bottle until the recommended drops are deposited into the pocket.
Then close your eyes, don’t blink, and keep them closed for a couple of minutes to allow the product to sink in.
Afterwards, dab around your eyes to remove any excess product.
What are the best eye drops for itchy eyes?
If your eyes are itchy, inflamed and red - you could be suffering from an allergy such as hay fever. But there’s good news - these symptoms can be easily treated. We have eye drops for itchy eyes, ones to soothe irritation, and eye drops to reduce your symptoms altogether. If you’d prefer another applicant type, there are sprays, too, which provide natural relief against hay fever so you can enjoy the outdoors allergen-free.
Can I use eye drops with contact lenses?
If you have an eye problem, it’s best to avoid using contact lenses until your condition has improved.
Most eye drops aren’t intended to be used alongside contact lenses, and the application of the lenses may make your condition worse.
If you have an eye infection such as pink eye, allergies or an eye injury, apply the drops to your natural eye and don’t use your lenses afterwards.
If you regularly suffer from dry eyes, you could try Murine Contacts Refresh and Clean which has been formulated to use with contact lenses, helping to moisturise your eyes and clear away any dirt to restore clarity to your vision.