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Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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Does it work to use contact lens solution as eye drops?

Does it work to use contact lens solution as eye drops?

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 are available over the counter. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

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 lenses. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if i don't have regular solution?

Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if i don't have regular solution?

Emergency only: Only in a situation where you have no appropriate solution. The ingredient in the tears is different that saline , or disinfecting solution. Make sure you soak your lenses in an appropriate solution before reinserting them. ...Read more

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I blink & get a thin oily film. It blurs my vision badly. It sticks to my contact lens. I have dry eye. Drops dont help. Whats wrong, how to fix this?

I blink & get a thin oily film. It blurs my vision badly. It sticks to my contact lens. I have dry eye. Drops dont help. Whats wrong, how to fix this?

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 possibly allergy. You may want to wear daily contact lenses to avoid CL related allergy. Hydration and you Amy consider omega 3 essential FA. Use preservative free tears often. You may need medical treatment if still persist. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Not recommended: If you are having allergic symptoms, like itching, watering and redness. Take out your contacts, and then put in allergy drops. Btw, zaditor (ketotifen) is much better than naphcon-a. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use eye drops to fix dried up contact lens?

Is it effective to use eye drops to fix dried up contact lens?

Not really: You can rewet a hard lens and reuse it after cleaning. A soft lens, when dry, has a collapse of the matrix of the plastic and is completely useless after it dries out. So drops cannot rehabilitate such a lens. ...Read more

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What are good red eye drops that work with soft contact lens?

Depends: If the issue is only dryness causing eye redness, any over the counter lubricating drop would help (do not use the ones that say 'gets the red out'). These are all compatible with contact lenses. Be sure the redness is not due to allergy, infection or internal eye inflammation. Your ophthalmologist can help if the redness is persistent. ...Read more

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What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

First : First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read more

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Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that are approved for use with contacts available. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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Can i put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses ? Thanks ;)

Can i put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses ? 

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Rewetting solution : Is better formulated and allow your contacts to potentially last longer. ...Read more

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It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

Preservative free ok: If you use artificial tears with your soft contact lenses, it is best if they are preservative free so that the preservatives don't leech into the lenses. Alternatively there are many good contact lens friendly lubricating drops on the market. ...Read more

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If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more

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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?

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