I’ve worn contact lenses for a long time as I’m short-sighted. However over the last couple of years I’ve been starting to struggle to read packet labels and other small text, as my near vision is also deteriorating. So earlier this year I decided to swap my contact lenses for varifocal glasses and I’ve been very pleased with the improvement in my vision. I’ve started reading more books again too.
However I have noticed that my eyes have become very dry and tickly as a consequence. I expect that I used to naturally blink more when wearing contact lenses. So I was very interested when offered the opportunity to review some drops for dry eye relief. I have been sent a free 10ml bottle of Clinitas Soothe® Multi preservative-free eye drops.
Although on occasion, I’ve had to administer eye drops to the boys either for conjunctivitis or in the hayfever season, I’ve never previously used eye drops myself. And I found them immensely tricky initially. However well I thought I was aiming, the drops seemed to land adjacent to my eye, rather than in it. Until I thought to hold my lower eye lid slightly open. It would have been helpful to have had some more guidance on the instruction leaflet regarding this.
All told I was rather disappointed with the instruction leaflet. No mention of whether the product is suitable for children or not. Also no mention of whether it should be kept at room temperature or refrigerated once open. However it does state that you can use the product for upto 3 months after opening.
But I was pleased to find that my eyes did feel more comfortable, particularly as I spend long periods at a computer in an a/c office environment. This product has now gone straight in my handbag, so I have it whenever needed. Very happy to recommend it and hope that they may improve the instruction leaflet.
For the estimated 3 million people who suffer from the symptoms of dry eye, the summer months can only add to their discomfort. The symptoms of dry eye can include gritty, itchy, stinging sensations and persistent discomfort around the eyes.
The dehydrating effect of travel in air-conditioned aircraft, holidays in hot climates, extended contact lens wear during longer days and sensitivity to light can all affect the normal production of tears during the summer months.
Clinitas Soothe® Multi contains 0.4% of a natural lubricant, sodium hyaluronate – the highest available concentration for an eye drop. Its formulation is dual acting, boosting and stabilising the tear film that coats and protects the eye. It provides rapid relief, stays in the eye for long-lasting comfort, is preservative free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.
Here are some tips to avoid dry eye this summer.
Use a humidifier when you are indoors to ensure that you keep a consistent level of moisture in the atmosphere.
Try and reduce spending too much time in air conditioned areas or in close vicinities of fans blowing dry air near to the eyes.
Drink more water to avoid dehydration.
Wear sunglasses to avoid direct sunlight and wind drying out your eyes.
Avoid dry dusty areas.
Use an eye drop which can help alleviate the symptoms and bring comfort back to your eyes.
The current RRP for Clinitas Soothe® Multi eye drops. is £8.95 for a 10ml bottle and it is available from independent opticians, Boots and online from www.altacoreyeproducts.co.uk.
And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a 10ml bottle of Clinitas Soothe® Multi preservative-free eye drops.
a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.
And you may see my other giveaways here.
I’d be interested to hear your top tips for eye conditions.
Disclosure. This post includes a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.