Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Did you know...

...that when soft contact lenses are soaked over night in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol (concocted to prevent swimmers ear) INSTEAD of saline solution they swell to twice their normal diameter and have to be thrown away?
Well...they do.

8 comments:

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Uh-oh...that sounds expensive.

alicia said...

oh no! I guess if you want to look at the positive... better they swelled so you knew your mistake then to have put in your eye before realizing it! Yiks!

klutzymama said...

Ha ha ha!! You are kidding! that's hilarious!
You just made my day - I'll be chuckling about this all day. Sorry to laugh at your expense though, contacts are expensive!

Emie Kay said...

Good to know! Sounds like something I would learn first! :-) Happy glasses wearing day.

Farmchick said...

I have soft contacts, so I know that mistake was expensive.

Kristin said...

I shouldn't be laughing b/c I'm sure it wasn't fun to replace them, but I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who does stuff like that :-) Thanks for the chuckle :-)

Danielle said...

I did not know that! Thanks for sharing that bit of helpful info!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh no!
I'll keep that in mind if I ever need to wear them. tee hee**snicker**
Opps, sorry!**snicker**