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Absorbed chemicals in contact lenses?

  1. Oct 31, 2016 #1
    Dear scientists,
    I had stupidly put a few boxes of Acuvue Moist Contact lenses together with a plastic bottle of "extra mild dissolvant" (nail polish remover) these stayed in the same bag in a closed cupboard for months before I noticed it. The dissolvant contains Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dibytul Adipate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerid, limonene, Benzophenon-3, Red 17.
    Would you say that there is a chance any chemical may have been absorbed in the contact lenses, through the packaging? there was no noticeable leakage of the dissolvant, but I could sense a slight smell of it when I opened the cupboard. Should I throw away the contact lenses?
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  3. Nov 1, 2016 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Please ask the person who wrote you the Rx for those lenses. You need to ask an expert in person, not on the Internet. Your eyes are way too important to trust strangers on the Internet to give you medical advice.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
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