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I accidentally touched my eye while putting St Ives Collagen

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I accidentally touched my eye while putting St Ives Collagen and Elastin on my face. I rinsed with water and Blink eye drops. Should I do anything else?

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Do you wear contact lenses?

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Customer: No. I don't seem to have any irritation. I don't wear contacts. I have some gas permeables that I want to start wearing, but I will wait a couple of days now.
Robert,

Sorry about the chat system freezing up on us :(

Thank you for that extra information.

You did the right thing by rinsing your eyes out and using the blink drops.

It sounds like no damage was done and you will be just fine. No need to worry at this point.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can I ask if you looked up the lotion ingredients or simply made a judgement call based on my answer?
Robert,

I made a judgment call based on 21 years of clinical practice and your post.

If you would like me to review the ingredients I will be happy to but I do not believe it will change what you need to do at this point.

Let me know what you would like.

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