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College Must Have Reviews: Rohto Hydra Eye Drops

Prior to being offered this product for review, I had never heard of Rohto or the Hydra eye drops. Of course, I admit to not being very knowledgeable when it comes to eye drops. I’ve heard of Visine, but other than that I wouldn’t have any clue about the brands that are available on the market. I know a lot of people that do use eyedrops for various reasons though so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try them out for this review.

People use eye drops for a variety of reasons. You might use them because your eyes are dry and/or irritated (the purpose of Rohto Hydra) or you might have problems with your eyes after extended use of a computer (something many college students can understand). Whatever the reason, it would seem wise to choose an eye drop that either serves as an all purpose drop or one that handles your specific need. In the case of Hydra, this worked just fine for me, because I tend to get dry eye, which can be very irritating if it’s not handled quickly.

This is one of those reviews where I reveal that I have only used this product a couple of times. Naturally, I am not just going to keep popping eye drops in my eye repeatedly just for the sake of a review. However, when my eyes were getting that itchy feeling, I did get out my Rohto to see if that would do the trick.

These eye drops are decent from what I can tell. They are meant to relieve dry, red eye, and from my experience it worked pretty well. The first time I used them my eyes stung a little bit, but I waited much longer than I should have to use them in the first place. Normally, the drops begin working instantly and don’t bother my eyes at all.

One of the things that I liked the most about Rohto had little to do with the eye drops and more to do with the packaging. The eye drops come in a small, plastic container that will fit in the palm of your hand. Each container is .4 ounces and is probably the most darling eye drops that you will find.


The main problem I have with these Rohto eyedrops is the price. From what I could find, these are sold at most drugstores for around $9. I looked at Visine and some of the other drops and found them to be at least a few dollars cheaper on average. That being said, if you are looking for an eye drop that handles multiple purposes you might want to save a few bucks and just go for one of the less expensive brands out there. If you are looking for something better though, or something that works for a specific purpose (like dry eye) then you might find that this is just what you need.

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About the author: Ashtyn

Ashtyn Evans is a writer, advocate, free thinker, and all around cynical person. Always quick to find the negative in anything pop culture, she loves being a part of that which she despises. Ashtyn and Dominick own numerous blogs together, as well as a full-time writing business. In her spare time she is a full-time college student studying History and Psychology. She plans to one day give up her freelance career and be a full-time blogger, novelist, and domestic goddess. She can be contacted for writing projects, fan mail, or just to say hi. She really is friendlier than we make her look.

1 comment

  1. jc says:

    from what i understand these drops are taking the place of the now discontinued rohto zi eye drops. which is a shame people most people have mentioned that they liked that particular one better. i never got to try it, however these ones aren’t bad. they have the trademark rohto “kick” like the others but its somewhere between “cool” and “ice” but not really as intense as “artic”.

    however these drops aren’t as effective as a redness reliever than the other ones. which is fine because they seem to be marketed solely as a lubricant. they do a little better than the others are far as keeping your eyes moist but they don’t clear the red up much at all. its still a good eye drop solely for dry eyes but next time i will be going back with the “arctic” one. the others lubricate fairly well but they get rid of the red like no other.

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