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Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Not recommended. Particularly if it's a red top, hydrogen peroxide disinfecting solution -- never use that which can cause corneal burns.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not recommended: Most contact lens solutions contain harsh chemicals to kill germs. These are not good for your eyes. Instead use contact lens rewetting drops which ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this. For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact l ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You can wear Glasses for a day and get proper Contact solution. The eye drop could be for various reasons and most commonly for Infection which has di ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye : You have dry eyes. The reason for dry eyes could be multiple factors. Your medication, birth control, hormonal, hydration, contact lens use and poss ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not the best: You can use it but it may gum up the contacts if you use it a lot. Instead, use contact lens rewetting drops. They are sold in the same place as the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Contacts: You probably had a mild corneal abrasion. Please go the the urgent care or your doctor to get treatment.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: As long as you are certain that what you are treating is allergic, than you can use naphcon-a even while wearing the lenses. However it is a good rul ... Read More

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