View Full Version : The Glory Of Eyewashing
12-12-2008, 12:15 PM
Of course not as gratifying as that excellent shave, an eye flush with the old glass eye cup is an excellent addition to a good hygiene regimen. Very refreshing and I have increased to 3 times daily as a result of the benefits. Anybody else a fan of this cheap, easy, and healthy habit?
12-12-2008, 12:19 PM
...and healthy habit?
So you're washing your eyes (that have a natural antibacterial agent in the tears that you're at least diluting) out with what?
12-12-2008, 12:29 PM
I have chronic dry eye which is what got me started, so I'm lacking in that natural tear production. I use a product from Bausch & Lomb Optical called Advanced Eye Relief Irrigating Solution.
12-12-2008, 12:43 PM
So not exactly a healthy habit for a person without dry eye, but for you better than your eyeball sticking to your eyelid...
12-12-2008, 01:00 PM
Exactly much better, never had a sticking issue, more like if you held a blow dryer to your open eye. Doc said he swears by it for optimum eye health, says we all acquire a buildup of odds & ends in our eyes that we aren't even aware of, but I guess he's just a doctor, thanks for the second opinion.
12-12-2008, 02:24 PM
The good Doc also has informed me that flushing the eyes helps to keep the tear ducts free from blockage. Thus eye washing stimulates natural tear production, allowing you to have more of that natural antibacterial agent your talking about.
12-12-2008, 02:51 PM
This is certainly an area of medicine were doctors opinions differ. I'm not a doctor, but I'm in the eye care industry, and know more about eyes that most. I've heard both sides. Certainly helps for people with dry eyes. The benefits for "normal" eyes are debated.
12-12-2008, 06:46 PM
Hmmm. I'll have to ask about that. I have chronically dry eyes, too, and the prescription drops I use make my eyes slimy and blurry, then I just blink harder and they end up feeling gooey again anyway.
12-12-2008, 06:53 PM
I used to rinse my eyes when I wore contacts. I don't really like it.
12-12-2008, 09:25 PM
Try stopping for a few days. I bet you're addicted and don't even know it.
I don't think that wash my peepers on a daily basis would help any.
12-17-2008, 07:23 AM
I had Lasik surgery and my eyes are really dry in the mornings. I use some stuff called Refresh Tears, you can get it at Wal mart. It works great, one drop in each eye and I am good all day!
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