Opticrom® Allergy Eye Drops can be used on children of any age. Opticrom® Hayfever Eye Drops should not be administered to children under 6 years of age.
Whilst no undesirable effects have been reported, you should talk to your doctor before using Opticrom® Hayfever or Opticrom® Allergy Eye Drops if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding. It should be used in pregnancy only where there is a clear need.
Yes, once having fully recovered from laser eye surgery, you can use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops.
Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy eye drops should be stored below 30oC and away from direct sunlight. Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops do not need to be stored in a fridge and should not be allowed to freeze.
Once opened Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops should be discarded after 28 days. Opticrom® Hayfever Eye Drops should not be used continuously for more than 14 days except on the advice of a doctor or pharmacist.
One or two drops in each eye four times a day, or as directed by your doctor. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Even if your symptoms have got better, you should keep using these drops if you are still allergic to things around you. Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops can prevent you getting an allergic reaction so if you stop using it your allergy symptoms may come back.
Opticrom® Hayfever Eye Drops should not be used for longer than 14 days except on the advice of a doctor. You should seek medical advice if you are using Opticrom® Allergy Eye Drops for a few days and your symptoms continue to get worse.
Yes, you can use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if you suffer from glaucoma.
You should not wear soft contact lenses during a treatment period using Opticrom® products.
Once you have stopped using Opticrom® products, you can wear your soft contact lenses.
No, both Opticrom® Hayfever and Allergy Eye Drops contain a preservative called benzalkonium chloride.
Yes, hard lenses can be worn when using Opticrom® products. When using Opticrom® Hayfever and Allergy Eye Drops with hard contact lenses, you should remove contact lenses prior to application and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
Hard lenses can be used because they have a lower water content in comparison to soft or disposable lenses. This means that benzalkonium chloride is not adsorbed so readily by the lens. When hard lenses are rinsed with a rinsing solution, the preservative is quickly and easily washed away. In contrast, when soft contact lenses are washed out, the benzalkonium chloride is not released.