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

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not recommended

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

In brief: Not recommended

Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose.
If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sometimes

Contact lens wetting solutions are designed to coat the lens and allow re-insertion of the lens into the eye.
To that extent they can substitute for over the counter lubricating drops. Do not use cleaners this way. You could save some $$$ but there is a risk of contamination and also it is inconvenient as the contact lens bottles are not dropper bottles. Proceed with caution.

In brief: Sometimes

Contact lens wetting solutions are designed to coat the lens and allow re-insertion of the lens into the eye.
To that extent they can substitute for over the counter lubricating drops. Do not use cleaners this way. You could save some $$$ but there is a risk of contamination and also it is inconvenient as the contact lens bottles are not dropper bottles. Proceed with caution.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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