A tiny drop on the end of a q-tip and applied on the lower rim of my eyelid is what I do. It does sting but it's nothing that I can't tolerate. Yes, tears do start to flow. Perhaps it trains your eyes to start producing tears more easily? I have just started using this a few weeks ago. I use it at night because it leaves a honey residue around my eyes so that would interfere with my eye makeup. I just ordered the manuka eye drops to use during the daytime. Yes, I do like this eye gel, so far. There is no scent and the stinging is not bad stinging...it's a good sting that dissipates quite quickly. I will do just about anything for moister eyes.
I had a MGD flare up and read that this product was highly rated. It quickly helped to reduce the swelling and my gland cleared much faster than usual, I was really impressed. Manuka honey is a known natural antibacterial, while the glycerin helps to lubricate the eye. Yes, it does sting like crazy, but it’s over quickly and totally worth the short discomfort. I also had my boyfriend use it on his pink eye (applied with a qtip) and it cleared up in two days.
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by this gel. The sting is unbelievable, but only lasts half a minute. But the relief it has been giving my eyes (I have MGD) is great, I have been using it for 3 weeks and will definitely keep using it since the full effects don’t show until 4-6 weeks.
I both love and hate this product. When you first out it in, it stings SO bad. But after a couple seconds, the feeling dissappears and your eyes feel better. I notice in the following day or 2 that they are more moisturized.
I have MGD and blepheritis, tried one and though I know people say it stings.. nothing prepared me for the pain I felt. it feels like a cigarette os being put off on your eye.. scary! tried in one eye to compare.. did feel very nice after I woke up.
It induces more pain as compared to the eye drop. As the effect is similar to eye drop, I prefer the eye drop. The size is compact and easy to use and apply. The scent is acceptable with a mild taste of honey.
This is very sticky Manuka eye gel with a visible (brownish-golden coloured) amount of Manuka honey. It can help with eye irritation, but it leaves a rather sticky and messy residue around the eye. Of course, overall the health benefits of Manuka outweigh this small inconvenience.