wat asked in HealthOptical · 2 months ago

Can you put contacts in water for a little while and then afterwords put it back in solution?

6 Answers

  • L
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    There is NO reason for this.  If your contacts are NOT on your eyes - then they should ALWAYS be in a solution.

  • 2 months ago

    Never! Mix water with contact lenses

  • 2 months ago

    No. Two reasons. #1. Water is not sterile, even from a newly opened bottle. #2. Water does not contain the right concentration of salt. This change in salt content can alter the matrix of a soft lens.

    Both of these assume that we are talking about soft lenses, sponges that absorb whatever they ares stored in. RGPs are a different story.

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    In an absolute emergency situation, it may be possible to use water for a while, preferably from an unopened bottle (as in opening it to put some water in a lens case before consuming the rest of the water, but you should avoid using tap water.  When you have the opportunity to obtain your preferred/prescribed disinfecting solution (NOT ordinary saline) I would suggest changing the solution at least once before using the lenses again.  

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago


    If they are "soft" contacts, which are what most contact lens wearers have, you cannot put them in water. The lenses will be ruined.

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I don' t see why not or why .

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