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OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Original, Pre-Moistened Pads, 30 Count

Recommended by doctors for eyelid cleansing to remove oil, debris and desquamated skin which may lead to eye irritation. Removes oil and debris associated with dry eyes. Promotes contact lens wearer comfort. Effectively removes cosmetics. Convenient/ideal for travel. Formulated without alcohol, fragrance or dye.

Key features

  • Effectively removes cosmetics
  • Removes oil and debris associated with dry eyes
  • Formulated without alcohol, fragrance or dye
  • Convenient/ideal for travel

Honest reviews


never knew about these pads till Dr. ecommended them

Had itchy red eyes as well as dry eye and my eye Dr recommended warm compresses and these scrub pads twice a day. They are soothing and have made my eyes feel so much better since they no longer burn itch and he recommended drops for dry eye and my problem is so much better. The shipping was so fast because I didn’t know if my drug store carried them. Amazon and US optical were very efficient. I will order again from amazon…………………………………………..Mary D

June Garberville, CA

These hurt the skin around my eyes!

I never could use this product because it felt like sandpaper around my eyes. They produced a new version and I have been able to use it. Please see my review for the new version.

Violet Huntingdon, TN

Handy – and they work

I have frequent issues with my eyes. These pads were recommended by an optometrist. They are handy since they can be tossed in a handbag or travel bag and do an excellent job of clearning your eyelids.

Mandy Lily, KY

Very clean feeling

My ophthalmologist told me to use these twice a day. They really work and make your eyelids feel so much better. I have very dry eyes and eye lid disease, so they got a bit expensive, but I got on a forum and someone suggested cutting them in half, putting the other half back into the individual packet, and put in a ziplock. So I do that and they are plenty big enough to do that and saves me a lot of $$.

Keri Holstein, IA

Cleans gently.

This is a great product to clean off eye make-up and prevent eye lid problems. The individual packs are easy to use for travel.

Leigh Eastville, VA

my optalmologist recommended these.

I use these every night to remove my eye make up. Theydo the trick and are safe for any eye allergy you may have.

Tara Corbett, OR

Not so great – stings & dries

I tried these for the first time last night. I awoke with my eyelids itching and burning a bit, which happens sometimes when I’ve used a moisturizer on my face for dry skin.Now that I’m nearing 50, I seem to have dry, flaky skin above my eyes nearly every night. I remembered I had a box of these pads that I’d bought a few months ago, so I got up and used one.First of all, I thought they were too wet – I expected them to be like a moist towlette, which is just barely moist. But this left a lot of liquid around my eyes, and it felt like there was a soapyness to it. Before I was even finished with the second eye, the stinging began. I finished the second eye and the stinging was getting worse, so I leaned over the sink and quickly rinsed both eyes with water. The stinging stopped, I dried my face and went back to bed and flipped on the tv.Maybe 10-15 minutes later my eyes started to itch a bit, and it felt like the skin around my eyes was now very dry. They kept itching for a while, then I fell asleep.Got up about 6 hours later and my eyes were fine – no more itching and when I looked in the mirror the skin wasn’t dry or flaky as I’d expected it to be.I don’t know which of the sesquipedalian chemicals caused the stinging (there’s no alcohol listed), it may have been just been the sodium chloride (salt), but there are SIX cleansers, so it’s no wonder I felt a soapyness and dryness. Most reviewers seem to like them, so maybe it’s just my sensitive skin that’s the problem. If you don’t have sensitive skin, these may be just what you need.Anyone want to buy the remaining 29 pads for $5?INGREDIENTS:WaterPEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate (Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Surfactant – Solubilizing Agent; EMULSIFYING)Sodium Tricedeth Sulfate (Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Surfactant – Emulsifying Agent; FOAMING)PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Surfactant – Solubilizing Agent)Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate (Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Surfactant – Foam Booster)Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Skin-Conditioning Agent – Miscellaneous;Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Surfactant – Foam Booster)Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate (Surfactant – Cleansing Agent)Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Increasing Agent – Aqueous)Quaternium-15 (formaldehyde releaser) – the European Union has determined that this ingredient ‘may not be safe’ in cosmetics.

Vanessa Aydlett, NC

Good product at good price.

My ophthalmologist told me I had to carefully clean my eyelids to treat blepharitis; these pads have really helped the condition, and I’m happy I found them on Amazon.

Charmaine Lunenburg, VA

Five Stars

Wonderful for my blepharitis. Pads are strong and work great to remove "gook" that gathers on eyelashes.

Jennie Limestone, ME


There is nothing wrong with these pads per se but a nuisance to use. I tore open the package and tried to wrap the pad around my finger, as instructed. It did not stay around the finger very long but no big deal as there is enough pad to just hold it and do the wiping. The nuisance part is that now you are instructed to rinse thoroughly and then do the other eye. I really don’t see the point. If I have to thoroughly rinse after use why not just thoroughly rinse to begin with?After reading the other reviews it seems that there is an improved version. So, I went ahead and got the improved version and it makes more sense. You clean the eyelids and don’t rinse. Makes more sense but costs a lot more.I don’t recommend these pads because if they have any benefits you will rinse them off so you might just as well rinse to start with and forget the pads. However, if you can’t remove eyelid gunk with just plain rinsing and you don’t need any of the benefits provided by the upgraded version you can give these a try .

Flossie Imperial Beach, CA


I am very sensitive to chemicals, fragrances, many soaps etc. I was worried I would be allergic to this but was desperate to find something to help my gritty oily eyelids. My soap and water would burn my eyes and make them red because in order to get the oils and grit off near my eyelashes I would inevitably get the soap into my eyes. I tried one of these pads first on one eye in case I was allergic. I was not allergic and in fact the skin around my eye felt so silky soft after using this product so the next day I used it on both sides. My eyes have not felt so well in years. This gets rid of the oily grit but does not burn or sting, I don’t think it is getting into my eyes at all and still it is cleansing the lash area. People who wear eyeglasses are more likely to get oily gritty eyelid problems it has something to do with the glasses not allowing proper air flow around the eyes.These pads are expensive for daily use and as some have said you might try cutting the little pads into and making them last longer. There is a foamy liquid made by ocusoft but I have not tried it, some people say it is not as good as these pads maybe because the pad not only contains the mild soapy product but also the pad is textured to allow a gentle scrubbing effect. They are easy to use, just open the packet remove the pad, clean eyelids, rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry and gritty oils are gone.If you have eyelid problems I recommend giving these a try, I am glad to have them.

Krista Orchard Hill, GA

Ok, but the lighter blue box ones are better

I tried these because they are cheaper than the same wipes (same brand) that come in a lighter blue box. I use these everyday during allergy season-if I don’t my eyes swell, itch, tear like crazy, and I get stys. My eye issues are my only serious allergy symptom so using these better than taking a pill everyday (imo). However, these ones require rinsing so are not as quick and sting my eyes more that the "leave on" version of these in the light blue box.

Alexandra Carlile, WY

great value

i was amazed to find these on Amazon at about half the price which they are at pharmacies so i order 2 boxes at a time for my husband who travels on airplanes which causes his eyes to dry out…the dr. recommended these and my husband’s dry eye issue seems to have cleared up

Gabriela Timmonsville, SC

Made my eyes STING!!!

I have used Ocusoft Plus pads in the past and love them. They have helped with my ocular rosacea so much. I had never had a problem and they made my eyes feel great. I ordered these by accident but thought that would give them a try.OH MY GOSH! The first time I used them my eyes started stinging like I had gotten soap in them. I had to rinse my eyes many times to stop the pain. Tried them one more time, being more careful to keep my eyes shut tight and it still stung. I am really surprised there is such a difference between the two Ocusoft Products.I will return to using Ocusoft Plus.

Deidra Sardinia, SC

Love and hate!

I can not use these consitently as they then dry my eyelids out. However I do use them on occasion to relieve irritation. Love them when they work. Hate them when I end up with dry patches on my eyelids.

Diann Manly, IA

Great when traveling or in a hurry

These pre package pads that have lid scrub liquid on them are very convenient to use. Great when traveling or in a hurry. The lid scrub works great!

Malinda Clayton, LA

Good Product for the Eyes

These textured eyelid wipes help keep the eyes clean in general. They can be used to remove eye makeup, residue after sleeping, etc. There’s an extra-strength version, as well, but we love that Amazon sells both and that we can get these in two-packs at an economical rate.

Lindsay Gladeville, TN

Great product

Great product, was recommended by the eye Doctor for my mom. The moist pads provide enough liquid to cleanse both eyes

Blanca Lowndes, MO

Review from an extremely picky person

I have a long family history of eye problems.Take it from me, this is as good an eyelid cleanser as you’ll find. These wipes may seem less economical than the foam sprays, but trust me they are more affordable. The foam sprays lose their reactivity after 70 percent through the bottle, and often the spray head is worn out by then and also the foam comes out in a useless liquid. Plus, these wipes don’t have the highly corrosive chemistry that the foams have. They are gentle, and although they don’t have the clean sensation that accompanies something that is burning your flesh, they do a better job removing eye buildup.Buy one pack and test them out, you won’t regret it.

Amalia Remlap, AL

Can’t “see” any improvement.

I’d been using baby shampoo and a washcloth to do the same job and can’t say there is any difference in the results or any improvement.

Lakisha Milford, IL

Scratch and stings

Bought these as my eye doc recommended doing lid scrubs and I wanted something that is portable to take with me when I am on the go and want to wipe around my eyes or to wipes away makep. I couldn’t find the ones that my doc gave me as a sample but I saw these were top rated. 1) they are abrasive- like exfoliating wipes and I was expecting something like a baby wipe. The material is woven so perhaps the abrasiveness comes from the waffle-like texture. 2) The solution in the wipes stings my eyes. SO much so that I have had to chase a wipe with washing my face. Which was what the wipes were purchased to avoid. I will still use them but not likely to buy when the box runs out.

Maryann Grand Tower, IL