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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Only in emergencies: There have been cases of serious eye infections from contact lenses that have been stored in water or homemade saline solutions.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McKnight
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: The higher water content will help the tear film quality thus making the eye more comfortable. However the fit is also very important and can only be ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Low water content : For dry eye, you want to use a low water content lens.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Low: The lower water content of the contact lens will compete less with the cornea for moisture. Just stick to the one that feels best.
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lower water content: Lower water content lenses are better for dry eye.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yanik
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not so much: It is safer and less risky to use bottled sterile saline fro drug store. Less chance for infections from bacteria in tap water.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Laborde
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Tap water: No. Find a new eye doctor- or ask if you heard correctly. Tap water contains germs and parasites...
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
43 years experience Psychiatry
See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pepper Spray: Sterile saline or water is the best thing to flush eye with after pepper spray. Take out contact lenses immediately if you have been sprayed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes & yes: A contact lens is made of materials that require water to remain useable/wearable. Check out http://www.eyehealthweb.com/what-contact-lenses-are-made- ... Read More
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