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Can I use Opti-free Solution as Eye Drop?

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Old 05-29-2012, 05:51 PM
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Default Can I use Opti-free Solution as Eye Drop?

I'm not talking about disinfecting system like Clear Care which is H2O2 and MUST be neutralize for several hours. Even the packaging for the Renu solution says Renu is not recommended to put directly into eyes.

I'm talking about specifically the Opti-free Brand. I read the whole packaging + website and didn't find anything.

I was staying over at a friend's house last weekend. I noticed she uses Opti-free Replenish as contact solution. She's also using it as eye drop for rewetting. Now the thought of holding a 10oz bottle to my eyes is quite silly... But aside for that, I've never thought of that as a possibility. It makes me think the solution would melt away the protein and dissolve my eyeballs.

I googled a bit and seems that a handful of contact users do that and even opticians are saying that's fine. It seems safe, by general consents.

I just purchased an Opti-free PureMoist rewetting drop in addition to the PureMost cleaning solution. So I guess I can try both ways and tell you guys how I feel with both.

I want to know if I could use the multipurpose solution as an eye drop regularly (less comfort aside). Is that good for the long term? Is Opti-free really gentle enough to use as an eye drop? Anyone does that?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:34 PM
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I'm not talking about disinfecting system like Clear Care which is H2O2 and MUST be neutralize for several hours. Even the packaging for the Renu solution says Renu is not recommended to put directly into eyes.

I'm talking about specifically the Opti-free Brand. I read the whole packaging + website and didn't find anything.

I was staying over at a friend's house last weekend. I noticed she uses Opti-free Replenish as contact solution. She's also using it as eye drop for rewetting. Now the thought of holding a 10oz bottle to my eyes is quite silly... But aside for that, I've never thought of that as a possibility. It makes me think the solution would melt away the protein and dissolve my eyeballs.

I googled a bit and seems that a handful of contact users do that and even opticians are saying that's fine. It seems safe, by general consents.

I just purchased an Opti-free PureMoist rewetting drop in addition to the PureMost cleaning solution. So I guess I can try both ways and tell you guys how I feel with both.

I want to know if I could use the multipurpose solution as an eye drop regularly (less comfort aside). Is that good for the long term? Is Opti-free really gentle enough to use as an eye drop? Anyone does that?
Yes and no.....All MPDS (multi purpose disinfecting solution) are tested for direct instillation in the eye. The PH of the solution has to resemble the near PH or your tears. In theory to a lesser degree the same ingredients are in contact lens rewetting drops. You could hold a gigantic bottle and instil a few drops into your eyes but manufacturers say no is because they don't want to get sued if you accidentally let go of your hand while instilling from the big bottle and dropped it and the point of the nozzle injured your eyes.

It's better to just use a rewetting drop and besides its more convenient in your side pocket.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:31 AM
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It makes sense after all. I mean if the solution is allowed to get into contact with the eyes when you remove the contacts from the storage case, where they've been soaked in the MPS for several hours, i see no reason why you couldn't use it directly in the eye. Bottle falling in the eye can be the only reason why they don't encourage that. But then again, here in EU, we have a common sense and if you stick a bootle of MPS in your eye, it's your fault, not manufacturers...

In fact i know it works. I've had an eye infection in the past when i started wearing contacts (not because of them). I just used the MPS and was wearing glasses for 1 day. Next day i had no more pain in my eye and after 2 days it was fine as usual. Without it it would take much longer i think...
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Oh I see. It's good that I technically have two options. Whichever is handy I guess. I just tried with a travel size bottle of Opti-Free, and it works fine. And luckily hasn't poke my eyes out.

Just a reference though, even though Renu is MPS, don't try. Instruction says don't. There really is a reason. Renu Sensitive stings awfully in the eyes. Forget all those it's "as sensitive as your own tear" marketing. One time, I took one of my lens off, cleaned with the solution and put it in the case, and proceeded to take the other off. The solution must still be wet on my finger and my eye stung oh so badly. I had to wash my eyes under the sink. I'm convinced they need neutralization too.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:01 AM
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I've used BioSoak, BioTrue, RepleniSH and EverMoist directly in the eyes. Never had any issues with that (no stinging either).
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Those solutions arent made for it. It is supposed to disinfect and stuff. So it't not the best solution for re-wetting your eyes. It could work a little, but the specially made drops are better..
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Yes and no.....All MPDS (multi purpose disinfecting solution) are tested for direct instillation in the eye. The PH of the solution has to resemble the near PH or your tears. In theory to a lesser degree the same ingredients are in contact lens rewetting drops. You could hold a gigantic bottle and instil a few drops into your eyes but manufacturers say no is because they don't want to get sued if you accidentally let go of your hand while instilling from the big bottle and dropped it and the point of the nozzle injured your eyes.

It's better to just use a rewetting drop and besides its more convenient in your side pocket.
Doesn't the bottle of re wetting drops have a pointy nozzle as well?
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:42 AM
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Doesn't the bottle of re wetting drops have a pointy nozzle as well?
I know it's a reach...the point is if you let go a larger (heavier) bottle is more likely to cause eye damage then a tiny bottle.

Some people are allergic to MPS. Some people like to rinse their lenses with saline before inserting them. I think people who are a little allergic, or tend to being allergic, would have issues using MPS. Shame to develop allergies as a result of using MPS instead of rewetting drop.
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Those solutions arent made for it. It is supposed to disinfect and stuff. So it't not the best solution for re-wetting your eyes. It could work a little, but the specially made drops are better..
It's not like re-wetting drops are much different. They are pretty much the same, they just don't contain any disinfectant.

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I know it's a reach...the point is if you let go a larger (heavier) bottle is more likely to cause eye damage then a tiny bottle.

Some people are allergic to MPS. Some people like to rinse their lenses with saline before inserting them. I think people who are a little allergic, or tend to being allergic, would have issues using MPS. Shame to develop allergies as a result of using MPS instead of rewetting drop.
In the end, you must be a massive idiot to do that. I mean to drop a MPS bottle in your eye...
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