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Reply 1
well you use it to wash the lenses before putting them in the capsules to soak in the solution. you can rinse them again before putting them in your eyes if you want, but you don't have to.
ye! u jus gently wash ur lenses in the saline and put them in the solution overnight! i then give them a quick rinse b4 i put them in my eyes to help stop dry eye!
Reply 3
So it's defo okay to rinse the lenses in some of the saline solution before putting them in your eye?? It still seems weird to me that something which is meant to be like a DISINFECTANT can happily wash around in your eye after you put your lenses in.
Reply 4
U can rinse them if u want. I usually do because it makes them feel fresher when u put them in. If in doubt about anythin contact D&A.
If you've only been given one solution it probably does everything. My mum has a different solution for rinsing and wetting but hers are hard lenses and I'm guessing yours are soft?
Reply 6
dancingqueen
If you've only been given one solution it probably does everything. My mum has a different solution for rinsing and wetting but hers are hard lenses and I'm guessing yours are soft?

Yepp mine are soft.
Reply 7
Well, I don't know about 'rinsing' as such, but I just take mine out and put them in clean solution to be stored overnight and they're very comfortable the next morning.
efterklang
Hi I've just got contact lenses today at D&A.

anyway, i've got this saline solution thing in a bottle. Now I know it's meant to go in the little capsules for the lenses to stay in overnight, but am I meant to use this solution to 'rinse' the lenses after I've taken them out of capsules before putting them on??

cheers


i wear contact lenses and i also use the saline solution. U use it to rinse, wash and to help you put them in ur eyes.
Glad to help!
If you've only been given one solution it probably does everything.


Lucky you, I have soft lenses and 2 solutions for cleaning and rinsing. The one time I accidentally rinsed my lens in peroxide instead of saline, I was in agony, my eye went red and I couldn't even open it to take the lens out.
dragons_circle
Lucky you, I have soft lenses and 2 solutions for cleaning and rinsing. The one time I accidentally rinsed my lens in peroxide instead of saline, I was in agony, my eye went red and I couldn't even open it to take the lens out.


oooo that sounds so painful! yesterday i walked to my friends with one inside out, felt so scratchy.
Me and my brother both wear glasses normally but wear contact lenses when we are playing football as some leagues wont allow glasses! We both use the 24 hour ones but have had loads of problems with them...

My worst one was i played football and headed the ball and my vision went crap in one eye - i assumed a lens had fallen out, as my eyesight is dire without anything so i knew something was wrong! I played on with one eye lol, and it came to the end of the game, i got home and then found out i only had one contact lens in so removed it and thought no more...

A couple of days later my eye was really sore and oozing, i went to the doctor who looked at it and he said he could see a small scratch on the lens and it should heal in a few days... the eye didnt get any better and i started scratching around at it (like you do), i looked in the mirror and there was this mass of pus built up at the bottom of the eye, so i gave it a tug and to my amazment, a very pussy contact lens came out from underneath my eyeball...

Pretty gross and pretty painful! :biggrin:
Reply 12
The shop who sold them to you should have really taught you how to wash them. It's pretty important. But as people have said, wash them when you take them out using the saline solution and gently rubbing between the tip of your finger and the palm of your other hand. Then put them in the solution over night.

Also, never use ordinary water for anything. So many true horror stories I've heard...
Ive got the monthly ones because my eyes reacted badly to the saline/protein solution ive now got the peroxidey thing. ive learnt the hard way that i cant rinse them quickly i have to leave the lenses and solution for about 6 hours, and i once didnt and i know the pain of peroxide in the eye and the redness.

I also managed to put two contact lenses in one eye, trust me it was weird putting lenses in and still not being able to see...
Ive had lenses for about two years and i feel so much more confident ! YAY!
Reply 14
Ooo my eyes reacted funny to the saline stuff too with the lenses I tried before the ones I have now. They were literally running like mad like I had just rubbed a whole onion into each eye! Specsavers didn't seem that bothered grrr but I knew that I must be allergic to the liquid because it hadn't done that with other lenses.
Reply 15
dragons_circle
Lucky you, I have soft lenses and 2 solutions for cleaning and rinsing. The one time I accidentally rinsed my lens in peroxide instead of saline, I was in agony, my eye went red and I couldn't even open it to take the lens out.


I've done that, it hurts like buggery - apparently it can burn your eye if you don't take the lense out immediately. My own fault for not concentrating really!
Reply 16
Yeah it's really important to clean them!

i dont do it.
Reply 17
I never rinse them. :confused: They look clean when I take them out of the capsules in the morning (put fresh solution into them every day of course). Mine are soft, if that matters.
Reply 18
I just rinse them when I take them out, not when I put them in. Of course you *can* rinse them if you want to, but it's not necessary as such.