A little tip regarding eyecare/eyewash water:
When one is washing the eye, one can use the eyewash water, as it more gentle to the surface of the eye compared to regular water. Tap water can be used in a state of emergency, if it has been boiled and cooled prior to use. However, it will irritate the surface of the eye.
Eyewash water can be used to wash one’s eyes in. It is saltwater that has the same containment of salt as the tear fluid of the eye. (PH7,4) Therefore, the eyewash water will not irritate as it is washing your eye.
Use eyecare when:
- You have something in the eye. (Wash until the contaminant is out or the irritation stops)
- One’s eyes itch or feel dry/irritating/red
- One’s contact lenses are irritating. (the eyes can be washed while the lenses remain in the eye)
- The area surrounding the eye must be cleansed/washed, for example in the situation of infection.
The Salt water solution fluid is sterile. – Sodium Cloride – phosphate buffered.
Eyewash water should be kept at room temperature when in use.