One in Five People Have Used a Random Liquid to Clean Their Contact Lenses, Including Beer, Coke, and Butter
Image via ehow.com
–The survey found that when people run out of cleaning solution, they’ll use whatever they can find around the house . . . including a lot of things that really shouldn’t go in your eyes.
–One in five contact lens wearers say they’ve occasionally used an unconventional household liquid as a stand-in for cleaning solution.
–One of the most common ways to clean lenses was to put them in your mouth, which Bausch and Lomb says is bad, because the average person’s mouth contains 500 to 650 different types of bacteria.
–A lot of people also use water. But even distilled water can contain microorganisms that could cause an eye infection or other damage.
–Then there are the people who think it’s a good idea to wash their lenses in the following liquids: Baby oil, BEER, Coke, petroleum jelly, lemonade, BUTTER, and fruit juice.
What have you used to clean your lenses of your glasses or contacts?