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Miranda clark


03/19/2013

Can i rinse my contacts with water?

I just run out of my contact solution. Can i rinse my contact lenses with water? Or it can't clean my contact lenses?
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  • fergus

    03/20/2013

    No, you had better not. The culprit of conjunctivitis is a bacterium called amoeba which exist in tap water. Also, tap water or other water can't clean your contact lenses. The main purpose of rinsing contact lenses is to sterilize and deproteinize them. Only contact solutions can do so.
  • Tyler george

    03/20/2013

    No, you can not rinse your contact lenses with water which may contain a lot of invisible bacterium. You should better buy the new bottle of contact solution. Or else, your contact lenses will get the bacterium which will make you get the eye infection next time when you wear. You should keep this in mind. The way of wearing the contact lenses is so important which you must keep the good hygiene.
  • Jordan owen

    03/24/2013

    So, it seems that you have a shortage of solution. As a matter of fact, tap water would clean your contact lenses, and reduce those unnecessary protein. However, I should remind you tap water might get some bacteria on your lenses, giving rise to some infections. So you should try not to use water in the long run. Just take care of your eyes.
  • Rebecca

    01/16/2015

    Absolutely not. since tap water has some organism or bacteria which will stay on your lenses. Then further to infect your eyes. So rinsing your contacts with tap water is not suggested.
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