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Golden Eye Drops

Golden Eye Drops (10ml )

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 30 Sep and Thu. 01 Oct.

Description for Golden Eye Drops

The Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution is the easiest way to treat minor eye infections and irritations. Simply put one or two drops into the affected eyes four times daily to overcome common complaints such as sticky eyes and conjunctivitis.

Product Information

  • Age: 2 years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Golden eye drops


GoldenEye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution is an easy way to treat minor eye infections and irritations such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis. It also relieves eye symptoms such as redness, soreness, sties and a feeling of grittiness in the eyes.

Simply put one-to-two drops into the affected eye(s), four times daily to soothe common complaints such as sticky eyes and conjunctivitis. The solution contains Propamidine Isetionate, an antiseptic that kills bacteria. If you suffer from minor eye infections or irritations, try GoldenEye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution for fast acting, easy-to-use relief.

GoldenEye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution contain the active ingredient propamidine, an antibacterial. Propamidine stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. Any remaining bacteria die or are killed by the body’s immune system.

If condition improves, continue to use the drops or ointment until the symptoms have cleared. If the condition returns after finishing treatment, If there is no improvement after two days or the symptoms have worsened, talk to your doctor.




  • Do not wear contact lenses while using GoldenEye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution, as they could become discoloured.
  • If you use GoldenEye® 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution during the day and the GoldenEye® 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment in the evening, apply the ointment before sleep.


Before you use GoldenEye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution:

  • Be sure the bottle is sterile. Do not use the drops if the seal has been broken.
  • - Do not wear your contact lenses while using the drops.
  • - You can start wearing hard contact lenses or disposable contact lenses again after you have finished the treatment.
  • - If you wear soft contact lenses, wait 24 hours after your last dose before wearing them again. Benzalkonium chloride discolours soft contact lenses.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • If your condition shows no improvement after 2 days, stop using the medication and consult your pharmacist or doctor




If you have any symptoms of macular degeneration due to diabetes, you should consult your doctor before using either the drops or the ointment.


Other medications that contain the same active ingredient include:


Other medications in the same group: Optrex Eye Wash and Chloramphicol



*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, including the elderly and children 2 years and over:

Instil one or two drops to each affected eye up to four times every day, without touching the eye.

Discontinue using the solution and contact your pharmacist or doctor if symptoms do not improve after two days.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Propamidine Isethionate 0.1% w/v.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide and Hydrochloric Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride 0.01% w/v.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • After 4 weeks of opening these eye drops, discard any unused solution. 
  • Until you are sure you can see clearly after using the drops, avoid driving or operating machinery. 
  • Avoid wearing soft or hard lenses. 
  • Discontinue using the eye drops and contact your doctor, if you experience any allergic reaction. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 3 - 5 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 3 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution?

    Golden eye drops is a topical preparation containing an antibacterial agent. Golden Eye is designed to treat minor eye infections, such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and styes. These conditions can present with symptoms of redness, soreness, and a grittiness in the eye.

  • What are the ingredients in Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution?

    The active ingredient in Golden Eye is propamidine isetionate (0.1%). It also contains sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride (preservative), sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, and purified water.

  • How long should I use this treatment for?

    Golden Eye drops should be used as instructed in the patient information leaflet. If after two days your condition hasn’t improved or has gotten worse, stop using the drops and seek medical advice. However, if the treatment is working, continue to use Golden Eye until the symptoms have fully cleared. If you suffer a recurrence after completing treatment, seek further advice from a healthcare professional.

  • Does Golden Eye 0.1 % w/v eye drops solution cause any side effects?

    Upon initial application, Golden Eye can cause a mild burning or stinging sensation. Normally, this subsides with further use. However, if Golden Eye continues to cause irritation, you should stop using it and seek medical advice.

    If Golden Eye causes an inflammation of the eye, or if a swelling develops around the eye, then treatment should be stopped and you should see your doctor immediately. Similarly, seek medical attention if a skin rash appears around the eye(s).  

    Any side effects suffered from using Golden Eye drops should be reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency through the Yellow Card scheme.

  • Under what circumstances should Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution not be used?

    Golden Eye should not be used if you allergic to any of its ingredients. If the customer is pregnant or breatfeeding, Golden Eye should only be used with consent from a medical professional. Also, contact lens wearers should also seek advice prior to use.

    A doctor will need to be consulted should any of the following apply:

    • There is pain in or around the eye
    • You have experienced a loss of vision, blurred vision, or can see haloes around light sources.
    • The eyes are too painful to fully open
    • You suffer from dry eye syndrome
    • Your pupils are damaged, unusually shaped, or acting strangely
    • Your eyes appear cloudy
    • You have undergone eye surgery or laser eye treatment within the last six months
    • You are using other eye drops or ointments
    • You have suffered an eye injury
  • Can you use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution if you wear contact lenses?

    You should avoid wearing contact lenses whilst using Golden Eye. The preservative used in the drops is known to discolour soft contact lenses. It is advised to wait at least 24 hours after using Golden Eye drops before wearing contact lenses.

  • Do Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution contain preservatives?

    Golden Eye drops do contain a preservative (Benzalkonium chloride).

  • Will using Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution affect my sight?

    If your vision is affected before you use Golden Eye drops, it is advised to seek medical attention. Golden Eye may blur your vision upon application, though the effect will only be temporary. Anyone using Golden Eye should avoid driving or operating machinery until vision has cleared.

  • Can I use Golden Eye if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Whether Golden Eye is safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been clearly established. It is advised to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Golden Eye under these circumstances.

  • Is Golden Eye safe to use with other medicines?

    You should avoid using Golden Eye at the same time as other topical eye preparations. Your doctor or pharmacist should be consulted prior to use and informed of all medicines currently being taken. This will also include any medicine bought without a prescription.

  • How should Golden Eye drops and ointment be stored?

    Golden Eye drops should be stored at room temperature below 25°C. Be sure to replace the cap on the bottle after each use. This will help preserve the remaining contents.

    Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution should be discarded within four weeks of initial opening.

  • What are the age restrictions for Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution?

    There is no lower or upper age limit for Golden Eye. However, if for use by a child under 3 years of age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor or pharmacist prior to use.

  • Can you use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v eye drops solution if you are Diabetic?

    If there are signs of macular degeneration, resulting from Diabetes, the patient should be referred to their doctor.

Authored By:

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Andy Boysan


Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 29-05-2019

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

Reviewed By:

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Reviewed on: 29-05-2019

Next review date: 29-05-2021

Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy

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