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    Default Sudden eye burning sensation after using Alcon Opti Free (but not for the first time)

    Hi guys, I have a question.
    I'm using contact lenses since two month ago and yesterday I bought a new bottle of Alcon Opti-Free Replenish.
    Last night I put the contact lenses in the solution and today when I wanted to put them on, I felt an extremely powerful burning sensation followed by an instant red eye look. This was very odd because it's not the first time I'm using that exact lens solution.
    A few hours ago I bought Ciba Vision Solo Care Aqua, I put the contact lenses in for 20 minutes and I still couldn't put them on.
    I also tested Alcon's solution by putting it on my finger and gently touched my eye...instant burning sensation.
    I really don't understand what happened. Was there a problem with in the production of that particular batch of Alcon or I suddenly developed an alergic sensation?

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    It sounds like an allergic reaction try Washing them off with plain water and then soak them in your regular solution not Alcon ! It has happen to me before and I washed them and soaked them for at least an hour ! And they were fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by epique View Post
    Hi guys, I have a question.
    I'm using contact lenses since two month ago and yesterday I bought a new bottle of Alcon Opti-Free Replenish.
    Last night I put the contact lenses in the solution and today when I wanted to put them on, I felt an extremely powerful burning sensation followed by an instant red eye look. This was very odd because it's not the first time I'm using that exact lens solution.
    A few hours ago I bought Ciba Vision Solo Care Aqua, I put the contact lenses in for 20 minutes and I still couldn't put them on.
    I also tested Alcon's solution by putting it on my finger and gently touched my eye...instant burning sensation.
    I really don't understand what happened. Was there a problem with in the production of that particular batch of Alcon or I suddenly developed an alergic sensation?
    Could be a lens defect!
    DO NOT under any circumstance use tap water to rinse soft lenses, you don't want a nast "acanthamoeba infection".
    Thirdly, it is NOT recommended to use different solutions on lenses as lenses can absorb a certain amout of the chemicals and some do not mix! If you are changing solutions, change with new pair opened.

    Never switch solutions even with yearly lenses as you may risk contaminating them!

    *** if you are still getting the same raction with a new pair of lenses) ou def need to see your eye doc to rule out anything going on.

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    that why i use peroxide systems....Fck that MPDS crap

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