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Old 12-28-2012, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've seen posts here recommending contact lens solution for cleaning tear stains. However, there are so many types of contact lens products that I'm not sure which it is that people are recommending.

Is it the rewetting drops contact lens wearers put in their eyes to lubricate the lenses, or contact lens cleaning solution that goes in the lens cases for soaking the contacts? Any particular brand you've used that you like better than another? Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use eye wash. I clean her eyes and the hair around them. From what I have read it should have boric acid in the ingredients. That kills the bacteria that contributes to the staining. It may or may not help to actually lighten the stains that are already present. Doing this once or twice a day will prevent new stains.

I don't think there is a difference in brands, just read the ingredients.
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I have contacts and use the sensitive eye solution, this I also use on Bella daily.
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I use a regular eye wash solution (such as Collyrium Fresh eyes or RiteAid generic equivalent) that has boric acid as an inactive ingredient. As Sylie said, just check the ingredient listing. I put 1-2 drops in the eyes and let it overflow onto the hair and then I wipe dry and comb through.
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I use Bausch & Lomb RENU drops.
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I also wear contacts and was just using the Bauch & Lomb saline solution on Leila that I used myself. Then I saw where someone mentioned using Renu, so I got that the last time. I can't really tell a difference in the two saline solutions I have used, but I can tell a difference between saline solution vs plain water.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you so much! I'm on my way to WalMart now and will pick something up. This place (the people here) is a fabulous resource!
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Hmmm this is an interesting thread. So when we say contact solution, can anyone be a bit more specific? Is it pure saline you are using, or multi-purpose solution, or re-wetting drops? Anyone recommend a specific brand?
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I use Bausch & Lomb Sensitive Eyes Saline Plus. Isabella is a baby and has tear stains. I wash her eyes once or twice a day but it is an ongoing battle right now. While it doesn't eliminate the staining, it makes them less apparent. My Schnauzer had eye problems (redness, tears, gunk) and my vet told me to use Saline. It really helped his eyes; it took away the redness and I am sure it made his eyes feel better.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The staining is because our babies have iron in their tears. Iron is red and the reason we get staining. Baking soda also works to get rid of the staining, but you need to make sure you don't get it into their eyes. I had my dog blue for a while and was shocked at how the baking soda took all of the blue away from his face,
which wasn't my goal. It however did a great job of making my JujuB very white.
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