A 35-year-old member asked:
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can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

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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.
Answered on Jan 17, 2013
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Dr. William Becker
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not supposed to.: I have asked the same question, since you can rinse the lens with it and place it in your eye, this is a fair question. You are not supposed to, but in a pinch, i might do this. It is better than having the lens dry out on your eye. (if you had a severe chemical burn, i would recommend you use this to flush your eye out.) good question-a bit controversial. Not all will agree with me.
Answered on Jun 14, 2016
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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your eyes are dry, use rewetting drops, preferably the ones that are designated for use with contact lenses.
Answered on Sep 19, 2016

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