Who else uses Saline Flushes for contacts?

  1. Sometimes I wear contacts and when they get dry I/we use saline flushes or saline "pink" bullets to re-wet them

    My coworker told me that's actually bad for the contact. Has anyone else heard of this?

    I can only speculate: the sodium and/or chloride is bad for the contact?
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    I think it probably has to do with the pH, which is about 5.5 in most sodium chloride. Artificial tears and saline solutions for contacts are closer to neutral.
  4. by   PeakRN
    When I wore contacts I used saline bullets and flushes all the time. When I got lasik my ophthalmologist asked me if I had artificial tears at home I told him a had a ton of saline bullets at home and he said that was fine. I don't know if they were the best thing for my contacts, but I used them for years without a problem.
  5. by   Suzey
    I like the bullets, never had a problem.
  6. by   TheSquire
    I never wear contacts at work - while glasses are no substitute for a full face shield, there have been times I've washed specks of blood off my spectacles.