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Does it work? I'm out and DH and I are both feeling under the weather. Is it safe and are they comfortable to put in in the morning? I have read on the internet about it but I would like some real life stories. TIA.

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I don't think storing them in it would be a good idea...maybe to give a quick rinse. Otherwise I would use the proper storage solution.

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Woo for contacts.

I don't think I'd suggest it.

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You might actually be better off sleeping in them, honestly. I know that's not recommended for most lenses, and can be uncomfortable, but at least your tears are isotonic.

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You might actually be better off sleeping in them, honestly. I know that's not recommended for most lenses, and can be uncomfortable, but at least your tears are isotonic.

Yeah, either that or water. Breastmilk will leave protein deposits on your contacts and ruin them.

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Saliva is another alternative and does work!

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thanks ladies....i have read several articles about using BM as a rinse if you were out of solution but never for storage... just hoping. Here's an interesting article/ or patent pending rather...

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/55...scription.html

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When I'm out somewhere and don't have solution I mix salt water together until it tastes like tears and soak them in that. Yea, dirty I'm sure but I've never had a problem.
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I would say too greasy. Nope. Wouldn't do it.

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Er..no?

I don't think that would work at all. Are you out of fluid?

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In a pinch, I've just used tap water.

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Uh, no, no I wouldn't do that. It seems like it would mess up your contacts. If you look at a breastpump bottle after putting your milk in it, the sides are all greasy--I wouldn't want that on my contacts. Ouch!

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Doesn't seem like a good idea. I'd wear them to bed.
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In a pinch, I've just used tap water.
I did that once. My contacts shriveled up. Because of the solution I had been using I guess.

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Water can actually cause rust and minerals to form on your contacts and you are not supposed to store them in that. When in doubt get saline solution it is cheap and not as much as a multi purpose solution.

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Oh and I wouldn't store them in breastmilk maybe rinse but not soak.

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Dh has (on occasion) made his own solution of salt and water if we're at someone's house and his eyes are bothering him but no proper solution is available. It's usually not for long, maybe 1-2 hours.

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