Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops

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SKU: MANUKAED   /  GTIN: 9343345000344

Optimel Manuka Honey Eye Drops help stabilise the surface health of the eye from dry eye symptoms such as sore, irritated eyes and eyelids.
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Melcare's Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops help stabilise the surface health of the eye from dry eye symptoms such as sore, irritated eyes and eyelids. They are designed to be used AS WELL AS lubricating eye drops, not as an alternative.

Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops assist the surface health of the eye by creating a micro-environment that supports healing and prevents further damage. When applied to the surface of the eye, Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops lower the acid level (pH), acting on bacteria that may potentially damage the surface of the eye.

Reduced tear production and meibomian gland disease can increase the bacteria present in the eye, contributing to the tear film instability and eye surface damage. Using Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops 3 times a day can significantly improve the situation within a month.

PLEASE NOTE: stinging after installing Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops is to be expected but should be short-lived. Mild redness can occur too.

  • Single patient use only
  • Serious conditions should be managed under the supervision of an eye care professional.
  • For any reaction other than transient stinging and redness, cease use and contact your eye care professional.
  • DO NOT use if you have a history of hypersensitivity or sensitivity to honey, food gums or benzoate preservatives without seeking medical advice.
  • DO NOT insert whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 30 minutes before inserting lenses.
  • Use by children aged less than 12 years should be on the advice of an eye care specialist or doctor.
  • Replace cap after use.

The preservative used in Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops is benzoic acid which is a widely used food preservative rapidly metabolised by the liver and found at naturally high levels in honey from bees of the Leptospermum species. It has been chosen as the preferred preservative because of its long history of use, natural presence in honey and its effectiveness.

Cost for 28 days (using 3 times a day per eye, discarding as directed) £12.60
Size 10ml bottle
Form Drops
Preservative Benzoic acid
After opening can be used for 60 days
Approx number of drops 200
Suitable for use while wearing contact lenses No
Other ingredients 16.5% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp)
Viscosity Not supplied
Osmolarity Hypotonic
Phosphate free buffer Yes
Good for Moderate dry eyes
Moderate-severe dry eyes
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
Suitable for use in pregnancy & breast feeding There is no data to confirm safe but not aware of any potential adverse effects. If you’re unsure please consult your doctor.
Brand Optimel
Manufacturer Melcare
Approximate weight 20g

Key ingredients:




Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp)16.5%

Full ingredients:

16.5% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp), Sodium Chloride, Benzoic Acid and Purified Water.

*All ingredients are correct to the best of our knowledge, but may be subject to change.


Canada and USA

  • $23.00 by Royal Mail Tracked and Signed

All orders are shipped from the UK and usually arrive in approximately 10-14 working days, but can take up to 28 days (subject to customs clearance). As the order is shipping outside of the EU it is processed excluding UK taxes but import duties and/or taxes may be applicable in your delivery country for which YOU ARE LIABLE.


We aim to dispatch orders placed before 1pm GMT Monday to Friday the same day (excluding UK bank holidays). Orders placed after 1pm GMT will leave on the next working day (so on Friday this will normally mean Monday). 

If we are out of stock of any items you will be informed via email.

You have the right to cancel the contract at any time up to the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the goods. To exercise your right of cancellation, you must give written notice to us by post or email giving details of the goods ordered and (where appropriate) their delivery.


We also ship to other countries around the world but this needs to be done via our UK website.



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