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Detecting Visine Poisoning
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more
No effect: Visine, especially the kind that are for lubrication or tear replacement, supplement what tears you make. Any kind of product that states, "gets the red out" will have a short term effect of lowering tear production. These should only be used to whiten the eyes for photos and occasions but not for regular use. ...Read more
Home drug test: NoGet a more detailed answer ›
Forget it: The lab will probably report that you adulterated the specimen, and it doesn't work. ...Read more
2-3 hours: Bad thing about visine is that it will keep the red away by constriction blood vessels for a most a few hours, but then causes vasodilation which makes the eyes more red which makes you put more in--vicious cycle and not good for eyes. Better to see your eye doc and see why eyes are red and treat that. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Visine temporarily blanches the blood vessels on the white of the eye by constricting them. The effect lasts about 15-30 minutes at first, but with prolonged use it wears off faster. People then have to use the drops more frequently. Overuse can irritate the eye, does not treat the actual cause of the redness, and if too much of the chemical is absorbed into the body it may raise blood pressure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What to do if I forgot my visine in my pants by accident, and it was hot when I grabbed it out. Can I still use it?
Yes: As long as the cap stayed on, the contents are fine and will not degrade at body temperature which it may have reached next to your skin in your pants. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for 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! ...Read more
Can you tell me about drug test packets you can buy at walgreens, will they detect bleach or visine if either of these were added to it?
Not generally: The home products are for people to see if they (or family) members are using drugs and if it is showing up. They do not detect adulterants. However, the tests that employers and others use DO test for things like bleach and nitrates (visine) and they WILL be detected and result in failing the test. If you are talking about yourself, worry more about a potential drug problem than getting caught. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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