I find using it to be very refreshing and I look forward to it. Years..and I mean YEARS and years ago, I used to use that dreadful 'get the red out' OTC stuff, and I used it all too often. But I did so because the 'sting' felt good and it seemed to zap some life back. That's how I feel when I use the Eyebright - like the sting gives the eyes a great zap of energy and cleans them, too.
Good to know it worked for you in this way also. Good stuff!