Friday, February 8, 2008
I was recently introduced to this contact lens cleaning product called Clear Care. According to the company, it is "For Fresh, Clean and More Comfortable Contact Lenses." I saw my best friend was using it and it supposedly cleans lenses much better than regular daily solutions like Renu and Opti-free, so I decided to buy it and give it a try.
Now, this is a peroxide-based solution which should ABSOLUTELY BY NO MEANS GO DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EYE until it is neutralized for 6 hours from the special platinum disk in the case that it comes with. There are many warnings against this on the box and label. Which is why, naturally, on one of the first days that I have owned this solution, I managed to put a contact, soaked in the non-neutralized solution, directly into my eye.
I know, stupid! But I forgot that I poured out the neutralized solution from the last time I cleaned other contacts and put fresh solution in it when I reached to re-wet a contact I was putting in. Oh lordy was there pain! Searing, burning pain in my left eye! I rushed to the sink to take out the lens and rinse out my eye but it had already taken its effect. This was yesterday, and today my eye is still sore, red, and dry. I've heard it takes about a week to get back to normal. :(
Oh well. We live and learn, and become more careful with the things we put in our eyes!