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Is It Okay To Use Contact Lens Solution That Has Passed The Expiration Date
Contact lenses: I would not recommend using old unused contact lenses. They could be outdated & possible no longer the proper lens power for your eyes. ...Read more
Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. Afterall we are excessive and we do waste. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to use contact lense solution directly into my eye? What is the worse that could happen?
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
Depends on solution: For most solutions, you can keep lenses in an unopened case for up to 30 days. Then they need to be cleaned and stored in fresh solution. ...Read more
Contact solution: If sterile bottles, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not correct: Eyeglasses and contacts lens prescriptions are not the same. There is a power difference since the glasses are farther from the cornea surface compared to contact lens. Thus you need a different prescription, plus contact lens requires a base curve and diameter in addition to the power. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended : Expired medicines usually lose effectiveness but do not become harmful. It is not recommended that you use it if you want it to be efficacious. ...Read more
It depends...: Expiration dates tend to be rather artificial & somewhat arbitrary. If a vitamin has an expiration date a year after manufacture it is not like the next day it suddenly goes bad. They may lose some potency over time but are unlikely to be dangerous. A vitamin a month or 2 past expiration date is probably ok- if it expired 2 years ago i would be more cautious! ...Read more
Not used: Sadly, nice blood products are past their expiration date, they can not be transfused into a patient. ...Read more
Is it safe to use eye drops with active ingredient-carboxymethylcellulose in pregnancy?accidentally ingested very small amount , any risk to the baby?
No risk: Carboxymethylcellulose is a moisturizing agent made of benign components which will never get to your developing baby even if you drank the whole bottle. ...Read more
On my mytodex eye treatment in the label indicates that discard four weeks after opening, can I use it again now? Its not expired but can i, is it safe
Probably: If the lenses have been in a multipurpose disinfecting solution, the lenses may be usable if the solution is clear. I would clean the lenses off as directed or at least rinse them with new disinfecting solution, put new disinfecting solution in a case and put the lenses in the solution overnight before trying to wear them. ...Read more
Can probiotic supplements still be effective after their expiration date or is it just mandatory to put an expiration date on any and everything?
Burned my eye yest using contact lens solution that is only for a vertical case. Flushed out. Eye still red & bd irritated. How long til it is better?
Short term: The manufacturers of these products know that frequently users will use the solution in a way that it directly enters the eye (even though the directions oppose this). So they make these solutions weak enough that they will not damage the eyes and in a day or so, your eye should feel normal. ...Read more
Contact solution: If sterile bottles, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Retrieve the lens and clean it thorougly and unless there was significant contamination in the spot of the sink where the lens fell. Otherwise you should do fine and can wear the lens after cleaning and rinsing. ...Read more
Focused cleaner: Most contact solutions are multi-purpose with both a cleaner and a moisturizer built in. This was done for convenience and not necessarily best for the eye. I would recommend using a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner (ie, clear care) to clean the contacts and then a saline solution to rinse them off. This will give the maximum cleaning for both bacteria and enzymes. ...Read more
Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more
Varies: This depends entirely upon your usage pattern. Do you rinse the lens once? Twice? Three times per insertion. Do you take out your lenses daily? Weekly? Monthly? Are you liberal with use of the solution or use it sparingly? And how big is the bottle your are using? All of these must be factored in to determine the length of time a bottle will last. ...Read more
Yep: This should be fine. Save yourself some money here. ...Read more
No: You need to go buy some solution. Do not use anything not designed for contact lenses. ...Read more
Clean the case: Contact lens cases are commonly neglected in those who otherwise care excellently for their contact lenses. The case should be cleaned thoroughly, using soap and water and allowed to dry completely at least once per week. Some recommend boiling the case or ethyl alcohol but this must be thoroughly removed before the case is used. Some replace each 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to soak my contact lens using a contact lens lubricant instead of a contact lens solution?
Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many other effective solutions available without thimerasol. Really any commercially available solution should be effective. The best advice is proper eye and contact lens care. Clean and replace contacts as directed. ...Read more
The best solution: For contacts is to use a peroxide based cleaning system such as clear care and to rinse the contacts with saline solution (such as sensitive eyes) with insertion. ...Read more
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