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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.

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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.

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops.

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

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.

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I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.

Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice.

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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this. For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact lenses.

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What is the top/most moisturizing contact lens solution?

What is the top/most moisturizing contact lens solution?

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.

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Does it work to use contact lens solution as eye drops?

Not recommended: Most contact lens solutions contain harsh chemicals to kill germs. These are not good for your eyes. Instead use contact lens rewetting drops which are available over the counter.

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Can I use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.

Can I use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.

Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch (because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day.

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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?

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.

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Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your eyes are dry, use rewetting drops, preferably the ones that are designated for use with contact lenses.

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Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?

C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses.

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Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye. If yes then how much safe it is?

Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye. If yes then how much safe it is?

No: If there is no lens and no iris there is an intraocular len with iris that may be able to be used. The surgery would need to be done be an approved investigator in the us.

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts.

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Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently.

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Not recommended: If you are having allergic symptoms, like itching, watering and redness. Take out your contacts, and then put in allergy drops. Btw, zaditor (ketotifen) is much better than naphcon-a.

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Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.

Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that are approved for use with contacts available.

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Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision.

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