Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fire in my eye!

Product Warning: Do not buy this stuff! (or pay special attention to the instructions if you do!) I have worn contacts for over 16 years now and never had a problem with any contact solution- they are all pretty much the same to me- if they say "No Rub" I just pour it in the little contacts case, and drop my contacts in overnight with no problem. I got this new brand recently because there was a free rebate with it and I never pass up free of course. Late last night, I was tired, getting ready for bed in the dark, I opened the new package and took out my contacts and got them soaking and fell into bed. This morning when I went to put them back in my eyes, FIRE! It hurt so bad! I quickly slid it back out and rinsed my eye for 5 minutes and then read the package- I had followed all the instructions, except I had used my own case and not theirs, so I called the 800 number and they informed me I had to use their special lens case to neutralize the hydrogen peroxide! So I went back and started looking for their special case, and realized I don't think my package had one. I looked all over the bathroom and in the trash and couldn't find anything like that. ANYWAYS, maybe it is a good product if you follow the instructions, and use THEIR case, but I wouldn't risk it. I can't be the first person who has done this, I hate to bash a product, but I don't want anyone else to do that!

6 comments:

Natalie said...

Katie! So good to hear from you. Let's be blog buddies. I added you as a link - so I can see you daily. :) I LOVE your blog - right up my alley! Your family is also darling...not a shocker.
Thanks for saying hi! YOu made my day. Sorry your contact solution did not...
:)

Sarah's Nonsense said...

So sad...there's not much worse than having an eye injury or "prolonged hurt" in this case. Strange that they think they can make it difficult by requiring the use of a special case when no one else does...

davidandsuzi said...

I like your list of tragic love stories. I would agree on the ones I've seen. Do you think I would like Tristan and Isolde? David about barfed when I suggested we watch it together. However, he will be absent most of this month so I need some good movie recs for my killer solo evenings.

melmck said...

thank you for the tip. i always try to stay with my original situation because it works for me but sometimes i try something cheaper and it's always a bad idea. i like my Renu and my AquaSoft case. thanks again for the warning! ps. you are cute!

Katie said...

OUCH! Being a contact wearer for 14 years also, that is good to know!

Lyndsay said...

LOL! I had the SAME thing happen to me. I was freaking out and my eye was watering and I couldn't even open it to rinse the stuff out. I totally neglected to notice that even when you DO use their case, you still have to wash them off before putting them in your eye. Sigh.