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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Optrex Actimist Eyespray Review

I've been wearing contact lenses for many years now. I had a stock of supply of yearly lenses from abroad, which now ran out. So I opted for some contact lenses at Specsavers. After several trials, I chose a brand called Comfilcon - they happened to be the most comfortable lenses, although, nowhere near as comfortable as the yearly lenses I used to wear.

Ever since I started wearing my new lenses, I suffered from dry eyes, especially after spending hours on a computer or if I lacked sleep. On a few occasions, I had to wear glasses because it was so uncomfortable.

So, I got this eye spray by Optrex in a bid to combat dry eyes. I had high hopes for it. It was very expensive (more than £10 for this little bottle!) but luckily it was on promotion when I bought it.

To start this review off, in case you don't want to read the whole thing ... it didn't work!

I used the instructions as in the directions. I was impressed with the fact that it didn't need to be thrown away after 28 days.

This further convinced me, that maybe...just maybe, it might meet my expectations.

It's so easy to use. As the instructions say, simply spray it on. It's very handy too. But what makes this product useful is whether it works or not.
On application, initially it was slightly sticky. I'm not sure how this would go down with those of you who wear concealers or foundations. I had to wait around 5-10 minutes for the stickiness to wear off.
Immediately, I felt a cooling sensation followed with some relief (I did use this when my eyes were dry!).
But after 10-15 minutes, I felt that my eyes were back to how they were. I was disappointed. So I tried it on a different day - same result. I then gave it to someone else to try, who also suffers from dry eyes and wears contact lenses. Same result.

In the end... we both came up with the same review and conclusion. This is totally useless! 10-15 minutes of relief/comfort does not match up to what the product promises, and certainly doesn't explain the high price tag.
We felt that washing one's face with cool water achieved the same result.

So, if you're planning to get this to test if it's suitable for you, wait for promotions!

Let me know (if you wear contact lenses) which is the best contact lenses for you & (if you use any solutions/drop) what solutions you use to be comfortable.


Amira said...

ah I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I use Acuve Oasys they are supposed to let more oxygen in so that your eyes don't get too dry. They alhumdulilah work well for me.

' Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sσrℓisค ... , said...

I will trial out Acuvue Oasys . Thank you for the suggestion! =)
I'm still not having much luck with my contact lenses >.< so maybe Oasys will be it.

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