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Is eye wash 3-4 times a day safe with water?

Is eye wash 3-4 times a day safe with water?

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 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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Is it safe to pour water into your eye with a cup?

Is it safe to pour water into your eye with a cup?

Probably not: But remember that tap water is not sterile, nor particularly lubricating. It is better to rinse the eyes with lubricants or specially formulated eye wash. ...Read more

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Can shower water blind you if you wash your eyes out in them?

Can shower water blind you if you wash your eyes out in them?

No: Unless the municipal water system is substituting horror movie acid, then no, there is no risk. ...Read more

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I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this. Will using refresh eye wash help it?

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 more

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