How Does Ophthalmic Purified Water Work?

Reviewed on 6/25/2021

What is ophthalmic purified water and how does it work?

Ophthalmic purified water is a solution of purified water used to flush out and clean the eyes.

How is ophthalmic purified water used?

Ophthalmic purified water is a solution used to cleanse the eye and relieve irritation, stinging burning and itching caused by:

  • Loose foreign material
  • Air pollutants
  • Chlorinated water

What are the side effects of ophthalmic purified water?

Side effects of ophthalmic purified water solution may include:

  • Irritation
  • Hypersensitivity to preservative in the purified water

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What are names of some ophthalmic purified water products?

Generic and brand names of ophthalmic purified water include:

  • Purified water, ophthalmic
  • Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief - Eye Wash
  • Collyrium for Fresh Eyes Eye Wash


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