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Is it better to rinse your eyes with warm or cold water?

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

Tap water is not sterile and should only be used for irrigatin in case of an emergency chemical injury when nothing else is available.
Use sterile irrigating eyewash to rinse the eyes, or artificial tears.

In brief: Neither

Tap water is not sterile and should only be used for irrigatin in case of an emergency chemical injury when nothing else is available.
Use sterile irrigating eyewash to rinse the eyes, or artificial tears.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine

In brief: No difference

As long as the water is clean, there is no harm to the eye, as long as the water is not too hot.
Warm water should be easier on the eye.

In brief: No difference

As long as the water is clean, there is no harm to the eye, as long as the water is not too hot.
Warm water should be easier on the eye.
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim
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