Do You Carry An Eyewash Glass?

Discussion in 'First Aid and Medicine' started by Keith H., Jul 8, 2016.

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  1. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    I have found in the past that getting something in your eye, even if it is only one eye, can be very debilitating. Does anyone else here carry an eyewash glass in their medical kit?
    Keith.
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  2. Endure

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    Yes, I have a pair of eye drops bottles (collyrium) in the medkit. An irritated eye is something very difficult to cope with without looking for an instant relief. Got pink eye (conjunctivitis) twice several years ago and never in my life I have experienced a pain so crippling and excruciating like was having an irritated eye. It is really debilitating.
     
  3. Tom Williams

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    I have a eyewash bulb that works welli do need a bottle of saline atm tho
     
  4. gracer

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    I believe that our vision is very important in helping us survive especially in the wilderness. I remember carrying with me a small bottle of saline eye drop when I used to go to the mountainous areas for medical outreach programs. My team and I would usually stay in the mountains for days, hiking during the day in order for us to reach our community destinations. I always bring an eyedrop with me together with my other emergency kits because my eyes easily become dry and irritated and I couldn't function well whenever my eyes are not in good condition.
     
  5. Keith H.

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    Drops are NOT an eyewash glass. Drops may help sooth a sore eye, but if an eye has foreign matter in it then it needs to be WASHED OUT.
    Keith.
     
  6. Arkane

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    All of my FAK's have an eyewash cup and my water bottles have a medium mouth size that can double as a eyewash cup!
     
  7. Doubletap45

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    No I don't, but I will now, thanks for the post !
     
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  8. Annbeat

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    This is a great suggestion ! I hadn't thought of including an eye was but will now
     
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  9. lonewolf

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    I don't carry anything specific.
     
  10. JeffHart

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    Honestly and sadly, I never thought about it. I guess, I thought I would rinse out my eye with a bottle of clean water.
    I better buy an eyewash glass. Always be prepared for sure.
     
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  11. Xilkozuf

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    I don't carry it... I know it could be useful, but just in very specific situation. I prefer take with me some non-specific things that can be useful in a lot of situation. Eyewash glass is small and it probably wouldn't be a waste of space, but I feel being ready for every situation is more important that being ready for some very specific situations.
     
  12. lonewolf

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    you can wash out your eye using most bottles of water, it works for most things, I think an eye glass is too specific and will in most cases never get used and just take up room in your pack which would be better used for a fire starter or a compass or something more often used than an eyeglass.
     
  13. Heath L

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    Hi. My best suggestion is if you don't have or can't afford an eyewash kit is to get a few bottles of water( sterilized by boiling) add ing one half tsp. Of salt and shaking for 5-10 minutes. Take a punch and put three to four holes in the cap. Then washout your eye pointing your head down and squeezing the bottle of solution upward into your eyes. Repeat for 10-15 minutes
     
  14. WildSpirit

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    Yes, I always have at least one eyewash glass with me.

    Eyewash glasses are very important (and they always are pretty effective!) and I don't hesitate to have them with me. I have been "saved" because of them at various times (especially during some mountain camps).
     
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  15. Keith H.

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    Getting something in your eye is one of the most debilitating injuries you can get. You will not be able to do anything properly. If I were you I would re-think your way of thinking!!!
    Keith.
     
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  16. Keith H.

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    An eyewash glass is not an expensive item.
    Keith.
     
  17. Heath L

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    Understood. But something's must be improvised. Just trying to inform on how to
     
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