Optrex Soothing Eye Drops For Itchy Eyes - 10ml

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Active Ingredient(s)
Witch Hazel
Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium Edetate, Purified Water, Sodium Cromoglicate
Sodium Cromoglicate
Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium Edetate, Purified Water, Sodium Cromoglicate
Sodium Cromoglicate

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
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Rashes


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.


Important information

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.

Active Ingredients

  • Witch Hazel


  • Aqua, Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel), Alcohol, Boric Acid, Glycerine, Sodium Borate, Benzalkonium Chloride
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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

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Optrex Soothing Eye Drops For Itchy Eyes - 10ml Reviews

Works well
Michael Nogly,
Good value for money
Ray Mandel,
CollectPlus Customer,
easy to order delivered before stated time,excellent.
Stops eyes itching with hayfever particularly in the morning and evening

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