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Can I Use Soft Contact Solution For Hard Contacts
No : You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more
No: Gas permeable skipton is specifically designed to use worth rigid lenses. If you use that more viscous solution on soft lenses you may find that you will rip them as you try to rinse the solution off. As well you may get permanent deposits on your soft lenses. ...Read more
Can i use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.
Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch(because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not exactly: While there are certainly worse things to put in your eyes, the multipurpose contact lens solution is not chemically designed to use as a lubricant for the eyes. The pH and overall chemical composition was designed for the disinfecting of contact lenses; while in very small quantities, it won't harm the eyes, to use them regularly and in larger quantities will irritate the eyes significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact intolerance: If you are having problems with your contacts, the first step is to complete discontinue wearing them. Sometimes, you may be having some underlying eye problem (e.g. Dry eyes, allergies) which could be causing your intolerance. If the symptoms resolve but recur when you restart the lenses, then see your eye doctor to try a different brand of contacts. ...Read more
I've run out of contact solution. Can i use red eye drops to store my lenses just for tonight then clean them with solution when i buy some?
I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?
Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more
Yes : Sure, its probably fine, but the bottle makes it difficult and impractical to apply. You'd be better off with some rewetting drops. Do not put any hydrogen peroxide contact lens cleaning solutions directly on the eye, however (like clear care). They will cause chemical injury to your eyes. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?
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 should use a daily cleaner to remove any debris and deposits from the lenses. You can rinse the cleaner off with tap water then you should soak the lenses overnight in a lens conditioning solution. ...Read more
No: You need to go buy some solution. Do not use anything not designed for contact lenses. ...Read more
Help is possible: Consult your ophthalmologist. Dryness of the eyes is common and there are a variety of topical and mechanical aids to assist with this. There are also designs of contact lenses which are tolerant of eye dryness. You need more information and help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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