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Contact solution in substitute for visine, is that okay?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Contact lens solution should not be used in the eyes. It contains harsh chemicals to disinfect the contacts. The little amount that goes into your eye with contact insertion is okay. If you need to rewet your eyes, use contact lens rewetting drops that are available over the counter.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could contact solution be used as visine?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: It is not advisable to put contact lens solution directly into your eyes. Most of them are disinfectants. Use artificial tears instead. They are readily available over the counter.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Contact solution in substitute for visine, is that okay?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Contact lens solution should not be used in the eyes. It contains harsh chemicals to disinfect the contacts. The little amount that goes into your eye with contact insertion is okay. If you need to rewet your eyes, use contact lens rewetting drops that are available over the counter.

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