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Can you rinse your contact lenses in water?

Can you rinse your contact lenses in water?

Only in emergencies: There have been cases of serious eye infections from contact lenses that have been stored in water or homemade saline solutions. ...Read more

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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Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Usually: The higher water content will help the tear film quality thus making the eye more comfortable. However the fit is also very important and can only be assessed in exam. ...Read more

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My opthamalogist told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe and ok/?

My opthamalogist told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe and ok/?

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

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My eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that sanitary?

My eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that sanitary?

Not so much: It is safer and less risky to use bottled sterile saline fro drug store. Less chance for infections from bacteria in tap water. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?

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

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My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more

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Took a trip to a waterpark, wore contact lenses. Got a bit of water in my eyes, wore contacts for several hours. Eyes feel ok but scared of infection

Took a trip to a waterpark, wore contact lenses. Got a bit of water in my eyes, wore contacts for several hours. Eyes feel ok but scared of infection

Eye infection: If an infection shoulf occur you will know it and then see an ophthalmologist. If there is any suggestion of a change from normal remove the lens, save it and see your ophthalmologist with it. ...Read more

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Will there be any problem if i put my contact lenses in the lens case without the solution?is it okay to clean the lens case with boil water?

Will there be any problem if i put my contact lenses in the lens case without the solution?is it okay to clean the lens case with boil water?

Yes & yes: A contact lens is made of materials that require water to remain useable/wearable. Check out http://www.eyehealthweb.com/what-contact-lenses-are-made-of/. Regarding your case, sterile solution or just plain hot tap water should be fine (depending upon reference). Let air dry. Check out more info at http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/caring-contact-lens & http://goo.gl/awrXoB (via Huffington Post). ...Read more

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How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

Irritation: Your eyes water when they are irritated. If they are being caused by the contacts, see your eye specialist as there may be other options to try that won't irritate your eyes as much. ...Read more

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I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and once i bathed with lenses on and little water went in my eyes, should I use the lenses or discard them?

I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and once i bathed with lenses on and little water went in my eyes, should I use the lenses or discard them?

You are okay: It is unlikely the bath water caused any problems with your eyes or contacts. I suggest taking them out and disinfecting them overnight. ...Read more

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I have really dry eyes. I drink a lot of water and i wear daily contact lenses most days. My eyes are constantly dry and itchy. Why?

I have really dry eyes. I drink a lot of water and i wear daily contact lenses most days. My eyes are constantly dry and itchy. Why?

Use artificial tears: It is common for contact lens wearers to complain of dry eyes. To improve your symptoms: use artificial tears to lubricate your eyes a few times a day, take breaks from reading and increase blinking, don't wear your contacts in dry environments (airplane), avoid sleeping or napping in your lenses. If the symptoms persist consider changing your contacts to a more oxygen permeable material. ...Read more

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I swam with soft contact lenses, my face was out at all times, sea water splashed on my face & eye area, do I discard the contacts & not reuse them?

I swam with soft contact lenses, my face was out at all times, sea water splashed on my face & eye area, do I discard the contacts & not reuse them?

Seawater effect on c: While a dermatologist, and NOT an eye doc, I am a scuba instructor, wear lenses and I can tell you that I have had the same happen to me, and have never had a problem. However, it is very important to realize that if you have any irritation trouble with watering or redness of your eyes, you should see your ophthalmologist because there are certain conditions which can be affected by sea water ...Read more

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How to clean my contact lens?

How to clean my contact lens?

Easy: Place the contact in the palm of your hand. Cover it with contact lens solution. Rub with your finger for 15 seconds. Flip it over and repeat. Place it in your contact lens case with new solution. ...Read more

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How effective are this contact lens?

For what?: Contact lenses are often used to help people see better. They are also used as a bandage over the eye to promote comfort and healing. They usually work well in both instances. To give you more information, we would need to know more details. ...Read more

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Why do my contact lens keep ripping?

Why do my contact lens keep ripping?

Contact lenses: There are several possible reasons why your contacts often tear. The first may be how you're handling them when you remove them. Also, if your eyes tend to be dry, it may help to instill a rewetting drop in your eyes before removing the lenses. In addition, there are certain brands of contacts which tend to tear more easily. Try a different brand of lenses. Talk to your eye doctor about this. ...Read more

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Are contact lens better than spects?

Sometimes: Spectacles can usually provide very precise improvement of vision. But some circumstances will improve better with contacts. These include the condition keratoconus, and also diseases of the corneal surface as well as very high degrees of refractive power needs. Contacts of course have their convenience and cosmetic effects although glasses in the right hands can be a fashion statement. ...Read more

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What happens if I use a ripped contact lens?

You risk infection: Torn contacts have sharp edges that can scratch the eye. This can in turn allow bacteria from the contact or eye surface to get under the skin and cause a serious eye infection. Do not use a torn contact lens! ...Read more

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