FAQ’s

Can I give Opticrom® Hayfever and Allergy Eye Drops to my child?

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.

Can I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

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.

Can I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops after laser eye surgery?

Yes, once having fully recovered from laser eye surgery, you can use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops.

How should I store 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.

How long can I keep Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops for once I have opened them?

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.

How often should I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops?

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.

How long should I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops for?

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.

Can I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if I have glaucoma?

Yes, you can use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if you suffer from glaucoma.

Can I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if I wear soft contact lenses?

You should not wear soft contact lenses during a treatment period using Opticrom® products.

How long after using Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops can I start wearing my soft contact lenses again?

Once you have stopped using Opticrom® products, you can wear your soft contact lenses.

Are Opticrom® Hayfever and Allergy Eye Drops preservative free?

No, both Opticrom® Hayfever and Allergy Eye Drops contain a preservative called benzalkonium chloride.

Can I use Opticrom® Hayfever or Allergy Eye Drops if I wear other types of contact lenses (not soft contact lenses)?

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.