• Is it OK to rinse my eyes with bottled spring water?


    Question:

    I had something in my eye, so I used bottled spring water to rinse it out. I do not plan on making this a habit, but could some of the added contents (fluoride, etc.) in this formula cause permanent damage to the eyes?


    Answer:

    If you get an irritant in the eye, immediately flushing out with any water product would be fine. I know nothing about the product you used, but if it is spring water, it shouldn’t be an issue. There are over-the-counter products, which are pH balanced for the eye, that are meant as eye rinses and are good to have around the house or at work. However, in an emergency, flushing eyes with water should cause no permanent damage.


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