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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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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