The Benefits of Eye Wash


We probably all know how annoying and irritating eye discomfort can be, but many of us neglect to give our eyes the right care and attention sometimes.

When you feel your eye is irritated, your initial impulse may be to rub it, hoping the initial pain or irritation will go away.

However, this action could cause physical damage, as it could simply rub in the irritant and scratch your eye.

One easy, straightforward solution that can help eye discomfort, is to use an eye wash. So, here we’re going to look at the benefits of an eye wash and explain who might benefit from using it and when.

What is eye wash?

An eye wash is a sterile solution that can be used to clean, refresh or soothe eyes. It is generally used for eye cleansing as it is particularly effective at flushing irritants from the eye.

The benefits of eye wash

There can be multiple irritants that your eyes can be exposed to throughout the day, such as dust, grit and pollutants.

Eyewashes are available to soothe and cleanse irritable eyes and are available to use on a daily basis to provide moisturise.

The eye wash provides a simple solution which is usually suitable for both adults and children, although you should always check the instructions before using any eye wash.

Some people may find it easier and more convenient to use, since it involves a slower application than alternatives such as eye drops, for example.

Who can use eye wash?

Eye wash may be used by almost anyone if the situation demands it and it can treat discomfort caused by contact lens wear, manual work and environmental factors, amongst others.

Eye wash can help ease the symptoms of various forms of discomfort, like tired or irritated eyes.

These conditions fall into a category known to us as “Urban Eye”.

“Urban Eye” affects 40 per cent of Britons1 and is largely attributed to a busy working lifestyle causing lack of sleep, too much time spent in front of a computer, and factors such as air conditioning and pollution.

With this in mind, eye wash can benefit a wide array of people.

Indeed, the NHS propose including eye wash and an eye bath in your basic first aid kit.2 So, if any of these symptoms sound particularly familiar to you, you might want to start taking a little more care of your eyes.

Which eye wash should you use?

Optrex Multi Action Eyewash has been developed to wash away particles to cleanse the eye and  to soothe tired and irritated eyes. It contains natural plant extracts, and helps to remove particles and other irritants in a gentle and soothing manner.


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