What are Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops are soothing, hydrating eye drops that are ideal for those suffering with itchy or watery eyes. Their double action formula helps to lubricate and protect your eyes from irritants all in one, keeping your eyes comfortable as you go about your day. These eye drops are free from preservatives and phosphate, perfect for those with sensitive eyes who need a way to soothe and hydrate their eyes without causing further irritation.
Why do my eyes get itchy or watery?
If you have itchy or watery eyes then your eyes could have been irritated by any number of things. These symptoms usually aren’t serious, but can be very annoying, leaving you trying to figure out the cause and make your eyes feel more comfortable. Some of the most common causes of dry, irritated eyes include:
- Staring at screens for long periods of time without a break
- Allergies, such as hay fever
- Wearing contact lenses
- Being older than 50
- Some medications, e.g. antidepressants, blood pressure medicines
- Air conditioned or heated environments
- Some medical conditions, e.g. blepharitis, Sjorgen’s syndrome, lupus
How will Optrex Double Action Eye Drops help to soothe itchy or watery eyes?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops contain an ingredient called carbomer, which is a type of ingredient called “artificial tears”. This means that these eye drops work by mimicking your natural tears, hydrating your eyes and easing irritation and itching in the process. They’re perfect for when your eyes need a little added hydration or comfort.
Can I use these eye drops if I’m wearing contact lenses?
These Optrex Eye Drops can be used at the same time as most contact lenses, perfect for those who find that their contacts make their eyes dry and irritated. Before using this product for the first time, double check with your optician, doctor, or pharmacist to make sure that these drops are suitable to be used with your own contact lenses.
Can I use this product if I’m taking hay fever tablets?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops can be used at the same time as antihistamines, which are included in most hay fever tablets and syrups. If you’re ever unsure about whether you can use these eye drops at the same time as your other medication, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice before using this product.
How to use this product
Before using this product, wash your hands thoroughly. Tilt your head backwards and use one hand to hold your eye open. With the other hand, gently squeeze 1 – 2 drops into your eye, then repeat with the other eye. Blink a few times to make sure that the eye drops are evenly distributed over the eye. Shake the bottle after use to remove any residual drops and replace the cap after use.
When should these eye drops not be used?
Do not use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. For use in the eyes only. If you experience any irritation while using this product, stop use and seek medical assistance if necessary.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is between 2 – 25 degrees C. Keep out of direct sunlight. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging. Once opened, use within 3 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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