What are Optrex Soothing Eye Drops for itchy eyes?
Optrex Soothing Eye Drops work to relieve itching and irritation in your eyes caused by hay fever. If you’re struggling with itchy eyes, these eye drops can help to ease that irritating itching sensation, leaving you feeling refreshed and comfortable again. You can also use these eye drops for other allergies, such as pet fur and dust mites.
Why does hay fever make my eyes itch?
When you have hay fever, your body is allergic to something called pollen, which is produced and released into the air by plants. When you come into contact with pollen your body reacts to it, trying to remove it by causing irritating symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Itchy eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Watery, red eyes
- Swelling around the eyes
- A blocked or runny nose
How to Optrex Soothing Eye Drops work to relieve itchy eyes?
Optrex Soothing Eye Drops contain witch hazel, a natural plant extract which is traditionally used for its soothing properties. They help to cleanse the surface of your eye, washing away any irritating particles your eyes may have come into contact with. This helps to relieve irritation and itching causes by pollen, pet fair, or dust mites, leaving your eyes feeling soothed and refreshed.
Who are these eye drops suitable for?
Optrex Soothing Eye Drops are suitable for adults and adolescents over the age of 12 who are suffering from itchy eyes caused by hay fever or other allergies. If you’re looking for a way to soothe and cleanse your irritated eyes throughout the day, but can’t use medicated eye drops which contain sodium cromoglicate, these eye drops could be a suitable alternative for you.
Can I use these eye drops if I’m wearing contact lenses?
Optrex Soothing Eye Drops are not suitable for use with contact lenses. If you’re suffering with itchy eyes caused by hay fever or allergy symptoms, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend eye drops which can be used alongside your contacts to ease your symptoms.
How to use these eye drops to relieve itching caused by hay fever or allergies
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before using these eye drops. Tilt your head backwards and gently pull down your lower eyelid with one hand. Use the other hand to gently squeeze the bottle of Optrex Soothing Eye Drops and deposit 2 - 4 drops into your eye. Repeat the process in your other eye. Do this as often as needed to refresh your itchy, irritated eyes.
When should Optrex Soothing Eye Drops not be used?
Do not use Optrex Soothing Eye Drops if you are allergic to witch hazel or any of the other listed ingredients. These eye drops are not suitable for use in children under the age of 12. For use in the eyes only, do not swallow. If you experience any irritation while using this product stop use right away. If your irritation persists or is severe, see a doctor right away. If you’re using any other medications, including herbal remedy and medicines you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medical device or any other medications.
How to store this product
Store in a cool dry place which is out of direct sunlight. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
- Aqua, Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel), Alcohol, Boric Acid, Glycerine, Sodium Borate, Benzalkonium Chloride
10 Tips to Prevent Hay Fever at Home
When you’re suffering from hay fever it can make the Spring and Summer months unbearable.
It feels like everything you do makes you a magnet for pollen and you get really sick of explaining that you’re not upset, your eyes are just watering with your allergies!
That’s why we’ve collected 10 simple tips that will help to keep you safe from hay fever when you’re at home this allergy season, keep reading to find out what you can do to keep your home pollen-free!
Hay Fever Season - Hay Fever Statistics UK
Do I Have Hay Fever or a Cold?
It’s the middle of summer and you’re sniffing and sneezing and, frankly, feeling a bit gross.
But what’s going on here? Have you picked up an uncomfortable Summer cold, or are you suffering with hay fever?
There are a couple of ways to figure out what’s giving you the sneezes and the coughs, so let’s take a look at each condition and how you can tell them apart.
Which Hay Fever Treatment Is Right For Me?
Can I Take Two Kinds Of Hayfever Medication At Once?
Some hay fever sufferers may even find that when they do find a hay fever medication that works, it doesn’t completely get rid of all of their annoying hay fever symptoms.
If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, you may start to wonder if one kind of hay fever medication is enough, and whether it would be safe to take more than one at the same time.
Do I have hay fever? Your hay fever diagnosis
Hay fever is a very common allergy, but how are you supposed to know if you have hay fever?
Sure, you might get a couple of coughs and sneezes in the summer months, but is that just a cold or is hay fever to blame?
If you’ve ever wondered about hay fever and whether you could have it yourself, we’re here to help.
This our handy guide to what hay fever is and how you could be diagnosed with one of the world’s most common allergies.
What Can I Do To Treat My Child's Hayfever?
Does your child have the sniffles and the sneezes long after cold and flu season is over? Your little one could be suffering with hayfever. Hayfever is a common allergy, with up to 40% of children suffering with hayfever, but there are things you can do to help.
Today, we’re going to take a look at all things hayfever and what you can do to help your child through hayfever season.
Is optrex soothing eye drops safe to use during pregnancy?
These eye drops are not known to be harmful if used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, as with all medicines, they should only be used if essential during pregnancy
Ask a Pharmacist
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Submit a private question to be answered by one of our qualified UK pharmacists.
Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Standard UK Delivery - £2.95 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.
All our items are sent completely discreet for your peace of mind.
This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist 4 U either.
We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.
Customers can read our full returns policy by clicking here