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    Default Can You Put Contact Lens Solution Directly In Your Eyes?

    I overheard some people talking about using their contact lens solutions directly in their eyes. Sometimes they drop it right in just before inserting their contacts and sometimes they put a drop or two in the lens itself. Can you really do that? If so, why? Are there any kinds of contact solutions that can safely go directly in your eyes?
    Last edited by ftngirsh; 01-26-2010 at 01:20 PM.

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    It isn't a very good idea, most of the time I see or hear of people doing it, they are substituting cleaning solution for rewetting drops. It doesn't work, using cleaning solution to wet the eye is like trying to get rid of dry skin with water. And several solutions can damage the eye if put directly in the eye.
    Putting a drop in the contact lens before insertion was a technique used with rigid contacts and more viscous solution that for some reason has carried over to a lot of soft contact lens wearers, I find it just makes the lens tip over more often when trying to get them in.

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    Default Can You Put Contact Lens Solution Directly In Your Eyes?

    Thank you, Sir Robin. That's just what I wanted to know.

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    Default Can You Put Contact Lens Solution Directly In Your Eyes?

    I don't mean to disagree with you, Sir Robin, but according to my research, you can use just about any cleaning solution directly into your eyes with contacts in *EXCEPT* Clear Care or any other hydrogen peroxide product.

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    You can disagree if you choose to, but a few seconds of *READING* what I wrote and you would see that I did not say you couldn't put solution directly in the eye I just said I don't think it is a good idea. I even gave the explanations as to why.

    So if you choose to put a cleaning solution in your eye (one that does not specifically say not to, I will not mention any brands that you can/can't) just don't expect it to help with dryness or make putting contact lenses in any easier. I have no idea why anyone would try doing it on a regular basis for any other reasons.

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    Default A Bit Harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Robin View Post
    You can disagree if you choose to, but a few seconds of *READING* what I wrote and you would see that I did not say you couldn't put solution directly in the eye I just said I don't think it is a good idea. I even gave the explanations as to why.
    That was a bit harsh, wasn't it Sir Robin? If I come to you, someone who evidently knows a lot about contact lenses, and ask you if I should do A, B, and C, and you say "I don't think that's a good idea," should I take that as a "yes"?

    As for explaining why, all you said was "it doesn't work" and "using cleaning solution to wet the eye is like trying to get rid of dry skin with water," (?) and "several solutions can damage the eye if put directly in the eye." Not exactly your usual informative answers.

    I know you're very knowledgeable about contact lenses, and I have a lot of respect for you for that. As a fellow member of the forum, I just ask that you show a little more respect for other memebers and take it easy one the *CAPITAL LETTERS AND ASTERISKS.* Okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftngirsh View Post
    As a fellow member of the forum, I just ask that you show a little more respect for other members and take it easy one the *CAPITAL LETTERS AND ASTERISKS.* Okay?
    I was using capital letters and asterisks just like the person I was responding to did, much like you did.

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    My friend has the same question like this one and the answers are quite helpful. I just want to clarify things. Do the doctors recommend this method? I think all of the answers are based on your own findings or opinion. Well, I just want to know what the experts would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamblinglord View Post
    My friend has the same question like this one and the answers are quite helpful. I just want to clarify things. Do the doctors recommend this method? I think all of the answers are based on your own findings or opinion. Well, I just want to know what the experts would say.
    I don't know if it was actually published here, but somehow I got the impression that Sir Robin really is an actual eye doctor. If not he is very knowledgeable about contact lenses and all things eye-related. So unless I'm mistaken, when you get an answer from Sir Robin, you are getting an expert opinion.

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