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I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution…

I accidently rinsed my contact...
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution & put it in my eye. I got the contact out almost right away; however my eye is very red and irritated. I am wanting to know what; if anything; I can do to help with the pain, redness etc.
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Dr. Rick
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Is this the peroxide solution you clean your contact with using the bottle with the little platinum disk?

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Did you rinse your eyes out with clean, running tap water?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
with the Platinum disc. 3% solution. I did this thismorning and have been flushing it all day. My eye lid is swollen and I have trouble keeping my eye open.

Thank you for that additional information.

Good news.

This chemical will not cause any permanent damage to your eye at all.....but, as you already found out, it can make things make your eyes hurt a lot.

But, by the morning, things should be feeling much better.

So. What should you do now?

1. No need to rinse out your eye anymore...that is probably just irritating your eye at this point.

2. cold compresses.

3. Soothe your eyes with preservative fee artificial tears.

4. Relax. Everything will be fine in the long run.

Does this make sense to you?

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