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Is it a good and safe practice to run tap water over the eyes?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Tap water is not sterile nor lubricating.
Irrigation of the eyes should be done with sterile irrigating solution or artificial tears.

In brief: No
Tap water is not sterile nor lubricating.
Irrigation of the eyes should be done with sterile irrigating solution or artificial tears.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Water in eyes
Why would you want to run tap water over your eyes.
The blink reflex is designed to cleanse your eyes.

In brief: Water in eyes
Why would you want to run tap water over your eyes.
The blink reflex is designed to cleanse your eyes.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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