During the winter, the cold, dry air takes a toll on my skin and hair, but also on my eyes. They tend to become uncomfortable, dry and irritated this time of year. Indoor heat, which draws all the moisture from the air, is a major culprit; outside, the swirling, biting wind only makes matters worse. Combined with my dust allergies and 10 hours a day in front of a computer, it’s enough to drive me to tears—literally!
I’ve found that the best treatment for my red, itchy eyes is a natural, preservative-free moistener that uses homeopathic herbs. Fortunately for me, Weleda has the most amazing one: Euphrasia 3x Homeopathic Eyedrops, made from organic, wild-crafted eyebright, cultivated in our gardens in Germany. Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) is an annual herb containing tannins, bitter agents and flavonoids that’s been used in holistic medicine since the 14th century to treat eye troubles. Its natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities soothe swelling of the tear glands, eyelids and veins. A few drops of Euphrasia 3x is all it takes to relieve dryness, itchiness and redness. My eyes feel refreshed, healthy and comfortable almost immediately.
Unlike most over-the-counter eye drops, Euphrasia 3x does not contain chemical preservatives—all-natural eyebright makes up 99 percent of the formula! That means our drops won’t disrupt your eye’s natural functions or cause the surface of the eye to dry over time, requiring more and more drops. What’s more, preservatives don’t prevent contaminants and bacteria from attaching to the applicator, a common source of infection. So we package our Euphrasia 3x in safe, single-use doses that help prevent any exposure to bacteria. Another bonus: the portable packaging is great for busy people who are always on the go. Keep a few doses in your handbag or gym bag, desk drawer or glove compartment, and you’ll always be ready to see the world with clear, bright eyes.
For more on our Euphrasia 3x Homeopathic Eyedrops, watch our video "How Weleda's Euphrasia Eyedrops Come to Life" on YouTube. Just click here.