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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Eye and Vision Care
Expired contact solution
will it hurt yor eyes to use expired lens cleaner if never opened?I have opti-free and its expried 2005. Whats your call on this?
You may use at your own discretion and risk. Conventional wisdom would suggest that if the solution isn't discolored or odd smelling at the time of opening, then it's probably OK to use. Having said that, expiration dates are administered to protect the public and the companies who produce them. Holding companies to product liability issues are much less defendable, if you use the product outside of the manufacturers intent.
Cynthia Gale Heard, OD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University