A first aid device intended for administration of eyewash solution into the user’s eyes in order to wash out stuck particles, chemical compounds, dried mucus or secretions, is called as an eyewash cup.
Eyewash cups are either reusable or disposable. They are designed in such a way that there is very less scope for contamination and can be safely used by the user without causing any complications.
Eyewash cups are small and cup-shaped and fit exactly into the socket of the eye. These cups are also called as an eye bath or an eyeglass.
The eyewash cup should be washed thoroughly before every use. The size of the eyewash cup fits almost everyone.
Benefits of an Eye Wash Cup
1. Contoured cup design.
3. Reusable or disposable.
4. Safe to use.
5. Uniform application of medicine or the solution for eyewash.
6. No leakage as it fits snugly.
9. Easy to clean.
Use of an Eye Wash Cup
1. To apply liquid medicine into the eye.
2. To clean eyes.
3. To wash away dust and dirt particles.
4. To remove foreign particles.
5. Helps in relieving itching, discomfort, stinging, irritation and burning.
6. Used to remove air pollutants and chlorinated water.
7. To refresh red, tired eyes.
Make of an Eye Wash Cup
Traditionally, the eyewash cups were made of glass but due to safety concerns nowadays they are made of plastic. The eyewash cups are made of clear non-toxic plastic. The quality of the plastic used to make eyewash cups is very good and hence make them unbreakable.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is an eyewash solution?
Eyewash is a sterile solution which is used to cleanse, soothe and refresh the eyes. This solution helps in relieving eye irritation, discomfort, burning, itching and stinging. It removes dust particles, any foreign particle, and air pollutants.
2. Is tap bad water bad for the eyes?
Yes, tap water can be harmful to the eyes. The salt content in water should be less than that in normal human tears. Washing eyes with tap water can cause the ocular surface to irritate and can also damage the cells in the eye.
3. Are eye boogers normal?
Eye boogers can be called an eye discharge. Sleepy eyes are normal but if the eyes have an excessive discharge then it’s a concern. If the discharge is green or yellow in colour along with complaints of blurry vision or eye pain then there can be an eye infection and may require medical intervention.
4. How long does eyewash last?
The eyewash solution typically lasts for around 120 days. It is recommended that the solution should be changed once its expiry date is reached.
Where to buy it?
Eyewash cups are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072