Quick Remedy for Irritated Eyes

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Ms.Brainy, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Ms.Brainy

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Any suggestion for a quick remedy for tired eyes and a stinging
    sensation caused by water (actually "hard" water) getting into the
    Ms.Brainy, Jul 2, 2009
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  2. Ms.Brainy

    The Real Bev Guest

    Tired eyes? Sleep.

    FWIW, SoCal probably has harder water than anybody and I've never had it sting
    my eyes. Swimming pool water ditto. Sweat stings, and sloshing with tap water
    makes it stop. You might want to check with your water department about
    chemicals they might be adding.

    Cheers, Bev
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    The Real Bev, Jul 2, 2009
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  3. Ms.Brainy

    Dr Judy Guest

    The natural tear film will rapidly restore itself after tap water gets
    in the eyes. Wait a few minutes.

    The "tired eyes" may have many causes other than a splash of water.
    See your eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

    Dr Judy, Jul 3, 2009
  4. Ms.Brainy

    Liz Guest

    Any suggestion for a quick remedy for tired eyes and a stinging
    I've never had tap water sting, myself, either hard or soft.

    However, there is a good product called Collyrium "for fresh eyes" by
    Bausch & Lomb. I find it the only thing my eyes tolerate when they're
    irritated or really dry.

    Liz, Jul 5, 2009
  5. Ms.Brainy

    Neil Brooks Guest

    It's preserved with Benzalkonium Chloride ("BAK").


    I wouldn't use it. I'd buy some preservative-free saline solution,
    and keep it in the refrigerator. Use IT instead.

    Do some research on BAK. It's BAD for eyes ... particularly dry eyes
    or eyes with any tear film deficiency or instability.
    Neil Brooks, Jul 7, 2009
  6. Ms.Brainy

    Salmon Egg Guest

    I really believe that BAK has irritated and possibly harming my eyes. Is
    there something special about BAK that seems to make it the preferred
    preservative in use for ophthalmological eye medications? Would all
    preservatives have siilar problm\ems?

    Salmon Egg, Jul 7, 2009
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