I love watching the seasons change from winter to spring and you know, nothing screams ‘Spring!’ to me more than my allergies. Yes, I suffer from seasonal allergies that turn me from being a normal human being into a drooping, oozy, nasally mess. Everything itches: my eyes, ears, nose, throat, and all I want to do is hide in a sealed off room until summer because by then, I’ll be fine. No more pollen, no more seasonal allergies. Okay, that sounds terrible but you get the idea.
Today, for whatever reason, it’s particularly awful and I run myself over to the local pharmacy. I browse through the allergy section because I need something for my eyes (which I’m really ready to rip out by now). I end up looking at 2 products: Opticrom made by Allergan Inc. (not on sale) or the generic allergy eye drop brand (which is on sale). Since I’m not a pharmacist and can’t figure out left from right in terms of the effectiveness of the ingredients listed, I find the person who does know and talk to him.
Product review: What happened?
I quickly learned that Opticrom is the better choice between the two. He says it’ll help to combat the seasonal allergies for the eyes and that’s it. The other generic brand had what he called, “a traditional eye whitener’ which over extended period of use could increase the pressure in my eye. I translate that into, ‘NO WAY!’ (*freaking out internally*) and ‘thank goodness, I spoke with the pharmacist!’. I got rid of the generic bottle and picked up the Opticrom despite its price. If it works, I’m willing.
I came straight home, took a picture of the product for the site and promptly put 1 drop in each eye. Result – almost instant relief. All of a sudden, my eyes just feel…calm, is that the word I’m looking for? I think it is. I go from wanting to tear my eyes out of my head to a peaceful oasis of tranquility where I can function like a normal human even though my nose is still dripping like a faucet. The dosage says I can use 2 drops in each eye, 4 time daily, but right now, I feel great and fine with just 1 drop in each eye.
Purchase again? Absolutely! Opticrom anti-allergy eye drops will be my new must-have for the allergy season. I can’t believe I’ve suffered this long without it! (also really glad I spoke with the pharmacist! I think I’ll put a note under my “Tips for Family” section on this…)