Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash

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What is Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is a useful product for treating irritated eyes and replenishing moisture in the eyes.  

How effective is Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is a useful product for treating irritated eyes and replenishing moisture in the eyes. Its active ingredient boric acid has been widely used and accepted for ophthalmic purposes. According to Drugs.com, boric acid contains mild antibiotic properties that can fight against bacterial or fungal infection. Boric acid ophthalmic is used for the eyes, particularly as an eyewash for cleansing and irrigating the eyes. It brings relief from eye irritation as well as remove pollutants in the eyes, especially chlorine, smog and other chemicals.

What are the side effects of Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Medicines may have side effects that affect different people in different ways. Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash may have side effects, but not all users experience them.

Although unlikely to happen, allergic reactions may ensue after using this product. Call your doctor and seek medical attention immediately if you experience allergic reactions such as:

Itchiness in the eyes

Red and irritated eyes

Swelling eyelids

Sensitivity to light

Tears in the eyes or runny eyes

Burning, soreness or pain in the eyes

Consult your doctor before using this product if you have any underlying ailments or health conditions as well as other complementary medications that you may be using. 

Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

When shouldn’t I use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash? 

Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to this solution or any of its ingredients. Do not wash your eyes with this product while wearing your contact lenses or before wearing them. Wait for at least 15 minutes after use of the eyewash to put your contacts on again. Consult your doctor to ensure your safety to use the eyewash if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

What is the difference between Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash and Murine Bright & Moist Eyes/Viscotears Liquid Gel?

Murine Bright & Moist Eyes is a specially formulated solution that gives bright and white eyes. It is an eye drop that contains moisturizers to refresh and soothe the eyes, making them sparkle and relieve their dryness.

Secondly, Viscotears Liquid Gel is an eye gel product that relieves eye dryness, consequently making the eyes feel comfortable. This medication clings to the surface of the eyes, capable of treating various dry eye conditions such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

Can I buy Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash online?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash can be purchased online and in local pharmacies without a prescription. You can feel at ease to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. This refreshing eyewash is typically sold in 100ml and 300ml bottles. If you buy online, your package will be sent directly and discreetly to you by Next Day Delivery.

What dose should I choose?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is available in bottles of 100ml and 300ml contents. A single eye bath application comes with this product. Eye specialists tend to recommend that preservative-free OTC eye products should not be used more than 4 times a day. Do not apply this medication while wearing your contact lenses, or before wearing them. Wait for 15 to 25 minutes to put your contacts on following the application of this product. Keep this solution out of sight and reach of children.

How does Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash work?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash contains the active ingredient boric acid, which is widely-accepted for ophthalmic use. As an eyewash, this product treats tired, irritated and uncomfortable eyes by washing, soothing and cleansing them. The formula of this product is specially developed, capable of gently washing the eyes and sensitively replenishing the moisture of eyes that are irritated by grit, dust, smoke and the like. This solution is also designed to soothe tired and uncomfortable eyes brought about by computer use, wearing contact lenses, driving and manual work, among others.

How should I apply Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

A single eye bath comes with this product for applying it. 

Upon purchase and first use, ensure that the seal on the bottle is intact.

Wash your hands clean and dry before using this formulation.

Pour over the eyewash into the eye bath to about one-third full. While bending your head forward towards it, hold the eye bath at its base.

Put the eye bath over your eye while gently raising your head. Keep your eye wide open and let the wash flow into it. 

Slowly rock your head from one side to another for a minimum of 30 seconds.

Repeat process for the other eye.

Sterilize the eye bath by boiling it in water if more than 1 person is using it.

This product is suitable for daily use.

Used wash should be discarded and not to be re-used.

This solution should not be used while you are wearing or about to wear your contact lenses.

Wait for at least 15 minutes after using the eyewash to wear your contacts again.

Carefully read the product label for directions on how to properly use this solution.

Check the expiry date on the product package. Refrain from using if it has lapsed.

Keep this formulation out of sight and reach of children.

Do not use this product if you have a known allergy to it or any of its ingredients.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information about the use and other particulars of this product. 

How long do I use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash for before I notice a difference?

This product is suitable for everyday use. However, eye specialists recommend that preservative-free over-the-counter eye products should not be used more than 4 times a day. Remove contact lenses before using the product, and wait for at least 15 to 25 minutes to put this eyewear again after washing the eyes.

What is Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash used for?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is used to treat irritation and lack of hydration in the eyes.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash. However if you are unsure whether Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

Can children use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years old.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

You should consult with a GP, pharmacist or midwife before using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I drive or operate machinery after using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

After using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash there is a chance you may experience blurred vision as a side effect. This side effect is often temporary, for the duration of this side effect you should not participate in activities such as driving or operating machinery.

What is the active ingredient in Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

The active ingredient in Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is boric acid. This ingredient is effective at providing relief from dryness and irritation.

How should I store Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash should be stored in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

How often should I use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash is suitable to be used once daily.

How should I use Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

Prior to using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash you should ensure your hands are thoroughly washed and dried. After drying your hands you should pour the solution into the eye bath provided and place your eye over it while slowly raising your head back. This will allow for the eye wash to flow into your eye. You should move your head for 30 seconds to ensure the eye wash spreads evenly. You should repeat this process with the other eye.

Do I need to sterilize the eye bath before using it?

You do not need to sterilize the eye bath before using it. However if it is being used by another person, it must be sterilized before use.

Can I wear contact lenses while using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash?

You must not wear contact lenses while using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash. You can put contact lenses back in up to 30 minutes after using the eye wash.

After using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash you are unlikely to experience any side effects. If you experience any of the following:

  • Itchiness
  • Irritation
  • Swelling
  • Redness

You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Optrex Multi Action Eye Wash and seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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