What To Do If You Accidentally Put Contact Lens Cleaner In Your Eye?
If you've ever accidentally put contact lens cleaner in the eye you
know what we are talking about. Yes, it itches and it burns and you
feel like gouging out your own eyes. What you need to do in such a
situation is stay calm (Right! With all that itching, it's really easy
to stay still)
Contact lens cleaner is not corrosive to the eye, though if left
inside for a long time can harm it. If you have had such a cleaner
accident, remove your contact lenses immediately and liberally splash
cold water into your eyes. Wait for sometime before you insert the
contact lens in the affected eye again. If itching, redness or watering
persists, go to your eye doctor immediately.
How Did The Cleaner Get In My Eye?
Now that's a question with many answers. Patients have confessed to
several reasons how the lens cleaner meant strictly for their contact
lenses got into their eye in the first place.
The most popular cause of this kind of an accident with lens cleaner
was that they put the cleaner in the eye themselves hoping it would
help dry eyes. In other instances, contact cleaner was put in along
with the contact lens to help it to settle in the eye more easily.
There is more…. one patient reported that he believed putting lens
cleaner in his eyes, while he was wearing his contact lenses would
actually keep them clean. Yet another one did not understand the
instructions for using the contact cleaner.
A lens cleaner is a special cleaner for contact lenses and helps
remove loose dirt and debris from your contact lens. Manufactured by
all leading lens makers contact cleaner preparations use several
chemicals like edetate disodium and sorbic acid.
To avoid such a cleaner accident read instructions for use carefully
and see an eye doctor if you still happen to have an accident.