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Do you experience dry eyes? Optrex can offer relief throughout the day and even help your eyes recover as you sleep at night

Written by Hayley Shedden

Between phones, tablets and computers, it can be easy to lose track of how much time we spend gazing at screens each day, but according to Ofcom’s 2017 study, we now spend more time looking at them than we do asleep. And, when we’re staring at screens, we blink 60% less than usual, which can make our eyes feel dry, tired and uncomfortable. Fortunately, using Optrex products for dry and tired eyes can help offer relief.

The preservative-free Optrex Double Action drops, for instance, are formulated with twice the hydrating ingredients* and can provide instant and long-lasting relief (for up to four hours) of dry and tired eyes. The drops also come in single dose vials (exclusively available at selected Boots stores) for even longer lasting freshness**.

Optrex ActiMist Double Action is a good on-the-go solution as it can be sprayed on closed eyes – even with make-up and contact lenses. It works by helping replenish the lipid layer of the eye to help prevent evaporation of the tear film.

Of course, dry eye symptoms can become progressively worse throughout the day as you’re continually exposed to triggers like computer screens and air conditioning or heating. Unsurprisingly, by night time, your eyes can feel increasingly dry, irritated and tired. Thankfully, the time you spend sleeping is an opportunity for dry eye treatment, such as Optrex Night Restore Gel drops, to get to work. These drops can help restore moisture to the ocular surface and provide lasting protection from discomfort.

It’s almost impossible to escape screens or air conditioning these days, so if you suffer from dry eyes, Optrex provides a good treatment range. Give its drops and spray a try and discover just how soothing they are – just be sure to always read the labels before use.

What is dry eye?

Dry eyes are caused by reduced tear production or excessive tear evaporation. It can be attributed to a variety of factors including dry or air-conditioned environments, screen use, contact lenses, hormonal changes or aging and the adverse effects of some medications. Symptoms can include irritation and redness in the eyes, blurred vision and a sensation of grittiness or having something in your eye. Although it can affect anyone at any age, it’s more prevalent in women and older people – 15-33% of those aged 65 years and above are reported to have dry eye disease (NICE, November 2014).