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No: Tap water contains many chemicals and even germs that can be harmful to the eyes. If you have dry eyes, use artificial tears to soothe them. You should have an eye exam to determine other causes of irritation that are leading you to want to wash your eyes so much. You may be better treated with other simple regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if 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
Is it safe to put a 1:2 honey/water ratio solution in my eyes. The honey is 100% pure and i would put a drop in my eyes every hour to lighten my eyes.?
No: Unless the municipal water system is substituting horror movie acid, then no, there is no risk. ...Read more
I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this. Will using refresh eye wash help it?
Epiphoria: A watery eye is called Epiphora. It is caused by excess tear production or by blockage in the tear ducts that drain tears from your eyes. Causes can include eye lashes that grow inward, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis and other infections. Tenderness and pain in the inner corner of the eye will need antibiotics. See> http://bit.ly/1VWDoPx **See an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?
It Depends: I would be concerned about applying rose water to the eyes. In particular I would be concerned about how it was prepared and if any of the preservatives would interact with your eyes. The eye's don't need any sort of supplement. Your natural tears are the best form of hydration for the eyes. If you are having red eyes due to irritation I would advise eye drop created specifically for that purpose ...Read more