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What is the difference between saline solution for eyes and saline solution for contacts?

By R.S.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

I would think the labels would spell out the difference.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

I would suggest that you ask your pharmacist. They may be of more help that the 41runner ; )

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

Wrong side of bed comes to mind.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

If you're asking if the two are interchangable I don't know. I'd imagine both are sterile and are safe for eyes, but eye drops might not be suitable for storing contacts. Some of these drops contain added moisturizing ingredients. In these cases I generally think it's better to use the product as it was intended. But I agree, ask your eye doctor or pharmacist to be sure.

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

It is the same stuff. You can make your own by mixing 1 tsp. salt and 1 qt. of distilled water.

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