How Actimist Works


Woman using actimist eye spray on closed eyes

Optrex Actimist can provide help for various symptoms associated with reduced moisture in your eyes. They include dry, tired and itchy eyes. Optrex ActiMist repairs the eye's natural protective moisture barrier to reduce moisture loss. Actimist helps manage your eye health.


The Causes of Eye Discomfort

Dry, irritable or tired eye problems can occur for a number of reasons. In more recent times, one of the most likely reasons for dry eyes could be associated with the prolonged use of computers.

This is because the amount of blinking is reduced when looking at a screen, which decreases tear distribution on the eye surface, also lessening the removal of irritants.

However, other factors such as certain medications, hormonal changes, environmental factors (like hot air or high wind) and aging can all help to cause dry eyes.


The Science behind Dry Eyes

When you blink a tear film is spread across your eyes. One function of the film is to help reduce the evaporation of moisture.

However, in many cases, a gap in the tear film develops, allowing moisture to evaporate from the surface of your eye. This can result in the feeling of dryness or itchiness.

So, the disturbed tear film (which includes a disturbed lipid layer that helps to lock in moisture) needs to be repaired in order to help prevent further moisture loss from the surface of the eye.


What Optrex Actimist Does

Optrex Actimist* is sprayed onto closed eyes. It collects at the edges of your eyelids and when you open your eyes again, the liposomes in Actimist mix with the tear film on the surface of your eye.

After more blinking, Actimist has spread across the surface, helping to improve the eye's lipid layer thickness and tear film stability

Optrex Actimist provides relief for up to 4 hours.


Some other Benefits

Optrex Actimist is suitable for use with contact lenses (another leading cause of dry eyes). Also, unlike some eye solutions, Actimist can be used up to six months after opening before requiring replacement.

* Dry & irritated eyes due to disturbed lipid layer of the tear film causes approx. 80% of dry eye cases