Banishing The Blogger Eyes with Optrex

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Hello!  As bloggers, and general internet addicts, we neglect and mistreat our eyes daily without even knowing.  Checking our phones first thing on a morning.  Checking our phones last thing at night.  Gazing at a computer screen all day.  Staring at a computer screen all night.   Cheeky Netflix marathons on the computer, tablet and mobile.   Giving them a rub and a prod when we are tired.  Smearing make up on them.   Leaving make up on them overnight.  Yeah, I see you.   The list is endless, and our eyes are fed up.  

I was kindly given a few products by Optrex to banish away my blogger eyes. Here is what I thought:


Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash

“Optrex Multi Action Eyewash for tired, uncomfortable, irritated eyes is so versatile; it’s a must-have for your first aid kit. Balanced at the natural pH level of tears and enriched with plant extracts, it gently helps to remove dust, make-up and other particles that can easily get trapped on the surface of your eye.”

I have never tried an eye wash before, so I was a little hesitant about trying this particular product.  As this is me we are talking about, I duly prepared myself for the worst.   But you know what?  It was actually quite refreshing, and my eyes did look and feel a little more “clean” aftewards.

In general, I think it is a useful product to have in your bathroom cabinet.   I’m terrible for getting things in my eyes, and considering this product has a balance at the natural PH level of tears, I think this would be a lot better to use in those circumstances than water.

Optrex ActiMist 2 in 1 Eye Spray

“Optrex ActiMist 2in 1 Eye Spray locks in moisture by repairing your eye’s natural moisture layer, moisturises around the eyes for beautiful looking skin, provides instant relief for up to 4 hours and won’t smudge eye make-up.  Safe to use with contact lenses.”

The ActiMist eye spray is something I have tried a fair few times in the past.  It is a little strange concept to get used to – spraying a mist on to your closed eyes – but it does help.   The fine mist gives a subtle refresh to tired eyes.   The mist evaporates quickly so don’t worry, your face won’t be dripping off after you have used it.   The mist doesn’t move mascara in my experience, but I’m not sure what it is like on eyeshadow.  I think it would be ok as long as you didn’t rub your eye afterwards… but don’t hold me to that!

Even though this is an easier, and arguably a more convenient alternative to eye drops, I still have a small amount of fear about spraying it on to my closed eyes.  I’m not sure why it makes me so nervous, it’s only a spray!  If you feel like this too, I would recommend just doing it as fast as you can and trying not to think about it too much.

I think ActiMist is a great product to use for occasional dry eyes.  However if you have seriously dry, tired eyes then it may not completely help.  I would recommend eye drops, plenty of water and a good night’s sleep instead.

Optrex Rehydrating Eye Drops

“The formulation contains specially designed ingredients that replenish your tears, lubricating your eyes so you can feel an immediate difference.”

Yet another one product I have tried before.  For me, this is the easiest product to use.  I know eye drops can scare some people, but listen, I’ve got a much easier way of using them.  The way I use this product is to tilt my head back slightly, put the nozzle near the corner of my eye, dispense a few drops and blink.   See, wasn’t that so much easier and a lot less stressful? 

Another bonus of this product is that I can use it whilst I am wearing contact lenses.  Even though contact lenses have LITERALLY changed my life, they don’t half dry my eyes out.  I can also use these eye drops multiple times during the day, which is very handy when you work in a office (contact lenses + heating/air conditioning = desert-like eyes).   The small bottle means it can fit easily into any bag (or even purse!) so I have no excuse not to be without it.

This is one of my favourite products of the bunch, and is a product I will continue to repurchase.

Optrex Eyedew

“Ideal for enhancing your eyes’ sparkle during the day, Eyedew Sparkling Eye Drops restore natural brightness to reveal beautiful, clear eyes.”

Sadly this is my least favourite product of the bunch.  Annoyingly, I can’t use it whilst wearing contact lenses, and if I do use it, it has to be 15 minutes before I wear them.   This isn’t a treatment like the other products, it’s more of a temporary quick fix for dull eyes.  I wish I could use it, as I do like the idea of it, but sadly I need to be able to see more then I need sparkling eyes.

Here are some other ways to look after your eyes:

*BLINK – you’ll be surprised at how little you do.  I was told by an optician that I had a bit of a “stare” going on.  Someone at work confirmed this…. *blinks*
*Get plenty of sleep.  Netflix will be there in the morning.
*Drink lots of water.  It’s good for you, innit.
*Go for regular eye check ups.  I know it’s a bit annoying to go, but opticians are amazing at picking up health conditions and problems quickly.  Is it really worth risking your health?
*Take regular breaks from the computer.  That doesn’t mean a cheeky Twitter break either.  *stern look over glasses* Look out of the window.  Look at nature. Look at something that isn’t a screen for a few minutes, ideally every 20 minutes.

Do you have any tips for banishing the blogger eyes?

Dannie x

Optrex products sent for consideration of review.  No further compensation received.

June 18, 2015
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  • Reply Kristien

    I’m pretty much a mole without my glasses and next to blogging I also have a job where I spend 100% of my time in front of a screen so I can totally relate to the need to give your eyes a rest.
    Have you ever heard of eye yoga? It’s basically exercises for your eyes to relax the muscles connected to them. I occasionally do them and my eyes feel a lot more rested afterwards. Some people claim it can restore your vision but I’m a bit skeptical on that… Either way, I do feel like it does make sense to “exercise” your eye muscles because we do tend to forget that there’s these muscles connected to our eyes to make them move so we can see properly.

    June 19, 2015 at 8:47 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Yes! I had a colleague who used to do it to give his eyes a rest, and often encouraged me to do it :) I’m a lot better with taking breaks then I was, and I drink loads of water too :) I wish eye yoga could restore my vision, I am going blind D:

      July 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

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