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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution To Moisturize My Eyes

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Is it safe to use multipurpose contact lens solution to moisturize my eyes?

Is it safe to use multipurpose contact lens solution to moisturize my eyes?

Not exactly: While there are certainly worse things to put in your eyes, the multipurpose contact lens solution is not chemically designed to use as a lubricant for the eyes. The pH and overall chemical composition was designed for the disinfecting of contact lenses; while in very small quantities, it won't harm the eyes, to use them regularly and in larger quantities will irritate the eyes significantly. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to use soft contacts solution for hard contact lenses?

Is it safe to use soft contacts solution for hard contact lenses?

No : You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use eye drops to fix dried up contact lens?

Is it effective to use eye drops to fix dried up contact lens?

Not really: You can rewet a hard lens and reuse it after cleaning. A soft lens, when dry, has a collapse of the matrix of the plastic and is completely useless after it dries out. So drops cannot rehabilitate such a lens. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use visine as eyedrops with my contacts?

Yes: The types of visine that say lubrication or tear replacement are satisfactory even though a contact lense is in place. I do not recommend drops that say 'gets the red out' as these tend to be drying. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use opti free replenish solution with my contacts on?

Is it safe to use opti free replenish solution with my contacts on?

Yes : Sure, its probably fine, but the bottle makes it difficult and impractical to apply. You'd be better off with some rewetting drops. Do not put any hydrogen peroxide contact lens cleaning solutions directly on the eye, however (like clear care). They will cause chemical injury to your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Contact lenses: Not at all so long as you are visually comfortable and you have no problem using and caring for the lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution to use for sensitive eyes?

Clear care: Try different ones, but i think this one is best since the hydrogen peroxide system removes deposits and there are no preservatives once it is neutralized. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use my contact lens prescription values for eyeglasses?

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 more

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Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Yes: Wearing contacts already leads to an increased risk for eye infections, some of which are very serious and potentially sight-threatening. It is not worth the risk of wearing old contacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak my contact lens using a contact lens lubricant instead of a contact lens solution?

Is it safe to soak my contact lens using a contact lens lubricant instead of a contact lens solution?

Not really: The contact lens solution should contain some chemicals to kill bacteria and fungus, otherwise you will be growing these organisms on your contact lenses at night. You do not want to have a corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Yes: But it may depend on why you are using the visine. Do you have red eyes possibly due to an infection? Why are you using visine? You should not use visine of regular basis or to treat an ongoing problem with red eyes. See and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if i don't have regular solution?

Emergency only: Only in a situation where you have no appropriate solution. The ingredient in the tears is different that saline , or disinfecting solution. Make sure you soak your lenses in an appropriate solution before reinserting them. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use gas permeable lens solution for soft contacts?

Is it okay to use gas permeable lens solution for soft contacts?

No: Gas permeable skipton is specifically designed to use worth rigid lenses. If you use that more viscous solution on soft lenses you may find that you will rip them as you try to rinse the solution off. As well you may get permanent deposits on your soft lenses. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Contacts: Yes. It is ok to use eye drops for dry eye when wearing contact lenses. If you are concerned about it, there are specific drops available over-the-counter specifically made of contact lens patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Almost always: Unless you are being treated for active corneal disease, in which case you should not be wearing your contacts, most eye drops for treatment such as glaucoma and eyedryness will not interfere with contact wear and there shouldn't be a problem if you are following the rules of wearing the contacts. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to use eye drops for contact solution?

Contact lens: Although some drops might be safe, stick with the contact lens solution. Some drops are reasonable to place on top of contact lenses, others are not. Most would not work under the lens as the contact lens solution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

No: You should dispose of a dessicated soft lens and use a new one. The often do not rehydrate well and cause blurred vision and discomfort. Plus, the lens may be contaminated. ...Read more

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