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Doctor insights on: Can You Use Visine With Contact Lenses

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Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for Contacts?

Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for Contacts?

Contacts: You must see an eye specialist regarding your vision! PS: At the age of six I went through 5 glasses in 1 year. At age 71 I have worked to get contact lenses and ultimately only glasses. Don't argue with your eye specialist if he or she strongly wants you to wear glasses, not contacts. All should go well!

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more


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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film.

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Could contact solution be used as visine?

Could contact solution be used as visine?

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.

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Why is it bad to put visine on your contacts?

Why is it bad to put visine on your contacts?

No!: The chemicals in visine embed into the matrix of the contact lens. Don't do it.

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Contact solution in substitute for visine, is that okay?

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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Am I allowed to use visine eyedrops with my contacts?

Am I allowed to use visine eyedrops with my contacts?

Not a good idea: Visine contains drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This "gets the red out". However, when used on a continual basis, these drugs can actually cause long lasting redness. It is best to use artificial tears specifically designed for use with contacts. These are available over the counter.

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If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on regular visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on regular visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

Should be ok: If you wait 10 minutes after putting in any eye drop you should be fine with putting your contacts back on. If your eyes are irritated while wearing the contacts you may need to see your eye doctor to determine why you have that discomfort. Visine may not be the best option in treatment.

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If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on some original visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on some original visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

Wear glasses: If there is a problem with the eyes, such as eye allergies, viral pink-eye infection, bacterial pink-eye infection, dry eyes, etc..., one should stop using the contacts and wear glasses to allow the eyes to get good oxygenation and good tear film protection, and to recover from whatever is cause.

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Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not.

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Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Yes: But it may depend on why you are using the visine. Do you have red eyes possibly due to an infection? Why are you using visine? You should not use visine of regular basis or to treat an ongoing problem with red eyes. See and ophthalmologist.

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Is it safe to use visine as eyedrops with my contacts?

Is it safe to use visine as eyedrops with my contacts?

Yes: The types of visine that say lubrication or tear replacement are satisfactory even though a contact lense is in place. I do not recommend drops that say 'gets the red out' as these tend to be drying.

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Can I add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first?

Can I add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first?

Either way: This is a lubricant and tear supplement which can help the eye feel better and help the lenses float better. It does not interact with the lens so you can apply it with the lens in or out.

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I was curious if Visine for contacts and visine tears is bad for your eyes, I have heard bad things about the regular formulas of Visine.

Not bad: These have been tested extensively and do not cause ill effects to the eyes. Avoid using any drops that say "gets the red out" as these can be drying and uncomfortable. There are many brands and very small variations in the composition so try out a few to get the one best for you.

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Is it okay to put visine-a onto my eyes and then wear my contacts?

Yes: You would want to wait about 5 minutes after putting in an eye medicine before putting on contact lenses. If allergies are a problem more frequent lens replacement or prescription allergy drops may help more than visine.

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What is visine for contacts used for?

What is visine for contacts used for?

Tear replacement: Visine (blue label) can be used to supplement tear deficiency to allow contacts to be more comfortable. Do not use visine "gets the red out" as these can be more drying. There are many other possible tear replacement drops but discuss with your ophthalmologists if the lenses fit well and if that is the cause of your symptoms.

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Can I make contact solution with visine?

NO!: Why would you consider such a thing? You cannot make contact lens solution; you have to buy it. There have been very serious eye infections in people who made their own contact lens solutions.

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Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Yes: Both may be used for soft contact lenses. Of course they have different functions. Opti-free is used to clean, disinfect, & store soft contact lenses. Visine rewetting drops are used to re lubricant contact lenses after they are removed, and then replaced back on the eye's cornea. This is done to help relieve dry eyes.