Switching cleaning solution leads to slight eye burning?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Phillip Roncoroni, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. I wear Bausch & Lomb two-week disposables, and was using the Bausch & Lomb
    no-rub formula without any problems. I recently decided to give the generic
    CVS no-rub a try, as it's significantly cheaper. ($2.99 vs. $8.99) I've
    noticed a slight burning sensation when putting the contacts in now, but it
    only lasts for about fifteen seconds or so, and after that my eyes are fine
    all day. Could this just be my eyes getting used to the new formula?

    Thanks in advance.
    Phillip Roncoroni, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. Phillip Roncoroni

    Dr Judy Guest

    The generic has different ingredients and buffers. Either the pH of the
    solution is causing the stinging or you are sensitive to ingredients. Your
    tears will dilute the solution so the stinging will go away after a minute
    or two. If it is sensitivity, it will get worse with time and, if it is
    causing corneal epithelial breaks may make you more prone to infection. You
    might want your fitter to take a look at your corneas.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Jan 17, 2004
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