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Boiron Optique 1® Eye Irritation Relief -- 30 Doses


Boiron Optique 1® Eye Irritation Relief
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Boiron Optique 1® Eye Irritation Relief -- 30 Doses

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Boiron Optique 1® Eye Irritation Relief Description

  • Sterile Single-Use Liquid Doses
  • Soothing & Refreshing
  • Preservative-Free
  • Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes
  • Red, Burning & Tired Eyes
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • No Drug Interactions
  • Help Your Body the Natural Way
  • Boiron - World Leader in Homeopathic Medicines

The Boiron Promise
At Boiron, we believe there's a better way to feel good. A better way that works naturally with your body. Since 1932, the Boiron family has been committed to providing homeopathic medicines. As world leader in homeopathic medicines, our passion is your total health. Our promise is your total satisfaction.


Directions

Uses:

  • May Temporarily relieve minor eye irritation due to fatigue or airborne irritants such as ragweed, other pollens and dust
  • Soothes red, dry, itchy, gritty, burning or tired eyes

Suggested Use

  1. Adults and children 2 years of age and older:
  2. Tear open the foil pouch at the notched edge.
  3. Snap off one single-use dose.
  4. Twist to open.
  5. Install 1 to 2 drops, or more if necessary, in affected eye(s).

Repeat 2 to 6 times a day, as needed, or as directed by a doctor.

Children under 2 years of age: Ask a doctor.

Free Of
Preservatives, drug interactions.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Calcarea fluorica 10X HPUS-0.25% (May relieve eyestrain and fatigue characterized by flickering light).
Calendula officinalis 4X HPUS-0.25% (May relieve eye dryness associated with smoke or other airborne irritants).
Cineraria maritima 6C HPUS-1.50% (Soothes red and irritated eyes).
Euphrasia officinalis 4X HPUS-1.00% (May relieve burning, irritated eyes).
Kali muriaticum 10X HPUS-0.25% (alleviates gritty sensation (feeling of sand in the eye)).
Magnesia carbonica 10X HPUS-0.25% (May relieve sharp, flashing eye pain).
Silicea 10X HPUS-0,.25% (May relieve tired eyes).
Inactive Ingredients: Purified water, sodium chloride 0.9%.

The letters HPUS indicate that this ingredient is offficially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

Warnings

To avoid contamination:

  • Do not touch tip of container to any surface
  • Do not touch the eye with the tip of the container
  • Do not reuse

Once opened, discard container after each use. Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy. Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Do not use if glued carton end flaps, inner foil pouch, and single-use container are not intact
Before opening the foil pack: No specific storage conditions.
After opening the foil pack: Store the unused doses in the foil pack at a temperature that does not exceed 77°F (25°C)
After opening the unit-dose: The product must be used immediately. After administering, discard single-use container. Do not reuse. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

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Can Eating Certain Foods Improve Your Vision?

The connection between vitamins and vision is getting clearer.

A study published in January 2019 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the benefits of eating bell peppers, carrots, citrus fruits, tomatoes and dark green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and spinach to help delay the onset of age-related cataracts. Each year, healthcare professionals treat more than 200,000 cases of cataracts — clouding of the lens in the eye — in the U.S. each year, primarily among people over 40 years old.

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However, the Australian and Chinese researchers behind the study found that although boosting the intake of vitamins and carotenoids (pigments found in plants like carrots) could lower the risk of age-related cataracts, consumption of antioxidants in the U.S. and many European countries sits below recommended levels for prevention of age-related eye diseases. As such, some experts recommend supplementing our diets with antioxidant-packed vitamins capable of fighting age-related eye problems.

Eyecare website All About Vision notes that high-quality supplements designed to support eye health should at least contain these ingredients:

  • Vitamin C (250 to 500 milligrams, or mg).
  • Vitamin E (400 international units, or IU).
  • Zinc (25 to 40 mg).
  • Copper (2 mg).
  • Vitamin B complex with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (2,000 mg). Researchers also suggest eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, including halibut, salmon and tuna.

Experts emphasize, though, that vitamins and supplements can’t cure age-related eye diseases and can’t restore lost vision.

Still, evidence is mounting that bumping up our intake of certain vitamins and minerals could slash the number of people whose vision deteriorates as they age.

For instance, research published in 2001 in the Archives of Ophthalmology concluded that high levels of antioxidants and zinc decrease the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.

In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, or AREDS, scientists found people at high risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration lowered their risk by about 25 percent when they consumed a high-dose combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc. The study also showed a reduced risk of vision loss for people with advanced age-related macular degeneration in only one eye, according to the National Eye Institute.

A follow-up study (known as AREDS2) launched in 2006 tested whether the vitamin and supplement mix used in the 2001 trial could be improved by adding two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin; adding omega-3 fatty acids; removing beta-carotene; and lowering the zinc dosage. The second study backed up many of the findings of the first study.

In the AREDS2 study, adding lutein and zeaxanthin to the original formulation (containing beta-carotene) didn’t affect the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, the National Eye Institute says. However, those who took the AREDS formula containing lutein and zeaxanthin but no beta-carotene saw a slight drop in the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (compared with those who took the original combination with beta-carotene).

Also, people with extremely low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in their diet experienced a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration when those supplements were added to the AREDS formulation, according to the National Eye Institute. Finally, former smokers who took AREDS with beta-carotene had a higher incidence of lung cancer. Researchers found no significant change in the effectiveness of the formulation when they removed beta-carotene or decreased zinc.

Based on the two studies, researchers settled on this recommended formulation of vitamins and supplements:

  • 500 mg of vitamin C.
  • 400 international units of vitamin E.
  • 80 mg zinc as zinc oxide.
  • 2 mg copper as cupric oxide.
  • 10 mg lutein (a common carotenoid).
  • 2 mg zeaxanthin (a common carotenoid).

“For patients with macular degeneration, eye vitamins are extraordinarily helpful, because we know that it will slow the progression of a disease that can be blinding,” says Dr. Michelle Andreoli, a clinical spokeswoman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Eyecare professionals note that the AREDS formulation isn’t a substitute for a daily multivitamin and that a daily multivitamin alone doesn’t offer the same benefits as the AREDS formulation.

In terms of preventing eye damage related to both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the American Optometric Association underscores the importance of vitamin E. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends getting 22 IU of vitamin E each day.

“The human body does not create the vitamin E it needs. This is why daily intake of vitamin E through your diet or nutritional supplements is important for good eye health,” the association says.

All About Vision says taking vitamin E or any other vitamins and supplements geared toward eye health is generally “very safe.” However, experts recommend consulting a healthcare professional before adding them to your regimen, as vitamins and other supplements might not be right for some people.

Eyecare professionals emphasize that in addition to considering vitamins and supplements, people should take these steps to protect their vision:

  • Stick to a diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin (leafy green vegetables), vitamin C (fruits and vegetables), vitamin E (nuts, fortified cereals and sweet potatoes), essential fatty acids (fish, beans, nuts, seeds and plant oils) and zinc (whole grains, nuts, dairy products, red meat and poultry).
  • Don’t smoke tobacco products. Smoking is linked to a higher risk of eye problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Wear sunglasses. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays contributes to eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

“Due to our aging population, the number of blind and visually impaired people in the United States is estimated to double by 2030,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. “Encouraging people to take care of their vision health as part of their overall health and wellness could significantly reduce that number and improve quality of life for millions of Americans.”

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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