I've been wearing Waldo Contacts for well over a year and they've become my go-to brand. A few days ago they launched Hydration Drops with 100% natural active ingredients. The timing couldn't have been better because I've been dealing with extreme dry eyes due to longer hours in front of my computer, excessive heat, smoke, ash and dry air thanks to the firs happening throughout California.
Waldo's new hydration drops are homeopathic sterile eye drops. I recently learned that traditional eye drops contain preservatives that over time can damage your eyes. I've never been a big eye drop user but Mr. D J R is. There was a recent Reddit feed, about the use of eye drops which led down a rabbit hole of a discussion about the chemicals in eye drops. What I didn't know was that the relief you see and feel is due to chemicals like Tetrahydrozoline or Naphazoline hydrochloride known as vasoconstrictors. According to Waldo, "....vasoconstrictors constrict the muscular walls of the eye, shrinking the blood vessels to reduce the appearance of redness. With extended use, vasoconstrictors can cause rebound redness and even make the problem worse." Waldo Hydration Drops work to target the root cause of the problem. The natural active ingredients in their eye drops support your eye's own ability to heal itself instead of masking the problem only to have to deal with a larger more severe eye issue later.
Waldo Hydration Drops are compatible across all contact lenses - not just Waldo's. So if you use another brand, you can feel safe using these drops. They are made with premium Swiss quality in partnership with industry-renowned specialists. The bottle is a dark glass with a squeezable tip. This is a real premium product.
Each 0.33fl oz bottle cost $13. Compared to most brands on the market, this may seem pricey but after a quick google search for "all natural eye drops", I've found that this price is pretty competitive. I also feel more comfortable purchasing from a brand I'm already familiar with and have been purchasing their other products. As many of the other natural eye drops in this category are from very small brands with not much data to confirm the sourcing or ingredients. I think above all, eye care is something one should not cheap out on.