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

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Maybe not

Plain water can be irritating to the eyes.
Tears are a complex mixture of water, salts, protein, mucus and oils. Better to try artificial tears first than washing out with water and check with your ophthalmologist to see if there is an underlying problem.

In brief: Maybe not

Plain water can be irritating to the eyes.
Tears are a complex mixture of water, salts, protein, mucus and oils. Better to try artificial tears first than washing out with water and check with your ophthalmologist to see if there is an underlying problem.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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