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.