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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rohto Review and Giveaway - Closed

I was lucky enough to be asked to try out some eye drops.  If you are anything like me then you wear your contacts too many hours and your eyes get dry.  So, when I was asked if I wanted to try out some eye drops I was glad to.

I was sent two different Rohto drops:  hydra (for dry eyes) and cool (for redness relief).   I focused on the hydra drops because after hours on the computer, spending time in and outdoors on top of the long hours of wearing contacts my eyes are dry.  Here is what the company’s site has to say about hydra:
Specifically formulated to lubricate and provide long-lasting moisture for dry, irritated eyes with the closest hydration to normal tears, while also providing the brand's signature "kick" with a cooling sensation.
Uses:
Lubricating Eye Drops
Restores Moisture
Relieves Irritation
Cooling
I was careful in that the direction did say to remove contacts prior to using.

Pros:
  • First eye drops that actually felt like they were still lubricating after five minutes
  • Smooth feeling in the eye (after a few minutes)
  • Clear bottle so you can see how much is left and to make sure the solution is still clear and thus good

Cons:
  • Could be named fire instead of hydra.  I expected discomfort because drops are always uncomfortable for me and I usually cry for a few minutes after putting drops in, but WHOA!  I wasn’t expecting the cooling to be so extreme.
  • Cannot have contacts in during use, must wait 15 minutes to put contacts back in

The second bottle was cool for redness relief.  Rhoto says this about cool:
A general purpose eye drop that combines redness relief with a gentle cooling sensation.
Uses:
Redness Relief Eye Drops
Lubricant
Gentle Cooling Sensation

Pros:
  • Much more comfortable to put in my eyes than the hydra
  • Clear bottle so you can see how much is left and to make sure the solution is still clear and thus is still good
  • Relieves minor redness in the eyes
  • My eyes did not dry out after a few minutes as they normally do with eye drops

Cons:
  • Cannot have contacts in during use, must wait 15 minutes to put contacts back in
  • Eyelids feel very heavy after putting the drops in, but it only lasted a couple of minutes

Will I keep using these?  Yes, though I am more likely to use the cool drops because they are more comfortable (especially in the first few minutes).

Do you want to try some out?  Luck is on your side because I’m having a giveaway.  You can win yourself some Rohto drops to try yourself.  Here’s how to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry, please):
  • Go to Rohto and let me know what you learned about their drops.  (+1)
  • Become a follower of my blog (+1)
  • Share this giveaway on your blog (+1)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (+1)
Giveaway ends Monday, Aug 23.

Review disclosure: I received free products for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any way and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.


On a running note:  I was too busy reading my book this morning to run.  Maybe I'll get up tomorrow morning to make up for my missed run today.

3 comments:

Java Joggers said...

Oh, my poor eyes could use some good, refreshing eye drops! I just put your giveaway on my sidebar under Giveaways.

Molly said...

I learned that the bottle is clear so you can see if the product has changed.

Molly said...

I'm a loyal follower! : )