Confused about your eyes?

Find out how to soothe & relieve common eye conditions

Your eye health is important

Your eyes are a window to the world. The surface of your eye has to be extremely thin and fragile to allow light through it. This delicate covering is constantly exposed to the elements, like dust, pollen or chemicals in the air. They’re vulnerable to becoming irritated and other conditions.

You’re not alone – 75 percent of people in the UK report suffering from poor eye health in the last 12 months.* Optrex is here to help.

What are symptoms of common conditions?

If you suffer from dry or irritated eyes

Optrex’s dry eye range can soothe and rehydrate your eyes – available in drops and sprays. Dry eye is a chronic condition affecting up to one third of adults worldwide. Symptoms can include watery, gritty, red or itchy eyes.

Optrex ActiMist Double Action Spray offers superior relief vs regular sodium hyaluronate eye drops, by helping to lock moisture in. Preservative free and suitable with contact lenses.


If you suffer from tired or uncomfortable eyes

Optrex has eye washes, drops and sprays to help refresh your eyes. Eyes can feel tired after lack of sleep or a long day. Screen fatigue is thought to affect up to 90 percent of computer users. Symptoms include gritty, blurry or irritated eyes, making it difficult to focus for long periods of time.

Optrex ActiMist Double Action Spray helps refresh your eyes, whilst also repairing the lipid layer to protect eyes from feeling strained and tired. Preservative free and suitable with contact lenses.


If you suffer from itchy eyes, watery eyes or allergies

Optrex drops and sprays can help soothe and relieve your itchy or watery eyes, even if they are caused by hay fever. It is the most common symptom of hay fever, which one in five people suffer with in the UK.** Itchy or watery eyes can also be caused by pet hair, dust mites or other allergies.

Optrex ActiMist Double Action Spray and Optrex Allergy Eye Drops are suitable for use in conjunction with anti-histamine tablets, making it easy to help keep your eyes feeling fresh.


If you suffer from bloodshot or infected eyes

Eye infections are very common – around three million GP consultations are for conjunctivitis each year! It is sometimes known as pink or red eye. Typical symptoms include discharge, redness or inflammation.

Optrex’s Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Ointment can help treat infections, or visit the pharmacist in store to get Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops which contain an antibiotic, 0.5% chloramphenicol. If you only have redness, consider Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops.


If you want brighter, whiter or sparkling eyes

Optrex has eye drops to help add sparkle to dull eyes. Optrex Brightening Eye Drops contain the natural ingredient witch hazel, which is an astringent, and help to brighten the eyes.

Get ready to dazzle with Optrex Eyedew Dazzling Eye Drops, which are designed to get your eyes looking whiter after using just a couple of drops..


How is ActiMist superior to regular eye drops?

1. Improved tear quantity and tear film break-up time

2. Improved visual acquity

3. Delivered lasting effects for up to four hours



Optrex Hayfever Relief 2% w/v Eye Drops contains sodium cromoglicate. Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Eye Ointment contains chloramphenicol. Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops help relieve redness due to minor eye irritations. Optrex Infected Eye Drops are also a medicine and they contain 0.5% chloramphenicol. Always read the label before using these four products, which are medicines.

Optrex Actimist for Dry & Irritated Eyes, Optrex Actimist for Itchy & Watery Eyes and Optrex Actimist for Tired & Strained Eyes are all medical devices. Optrex Eye Wash, Optrex Double Action Eye Drops for Dry & Tired Eyes, Optrex Soothing Eye Drops for Itchy Eyes and Optrex Night Restore Gel Drops are also medical devices. Always read the instructions for these products.

*Source: Eye Health UK, September 2021

**Source: NHS, February 2022

†Source: NICE CKS and NHS, February 2022

‡vs hyaluronate artificial tears