Eye wash bottles
A quick guide to eye rinse bottles – information on the different solutions and their recommended application.
Effective eye wash solutions
Our eye wash bottles with special rinsing solutions ensure fast and effective first aid when foreign bodies enter the eyes or if eyes come into contact with acids and many alkaline substances. The eye wash bottles can be stored in the emergency wall box where they are always within reach as well as protected against dirt.
Fast and easy to use
Two simple actions and the eye wash bottle is ready for use. Clear and easily comprehensible operating instructions with text and pictograms on the bottles and the wall box enable correct and safe usage.
Here we show you how you can rinse your eyes simply
Take the bottle out of the box
Turn the eye cup until the seal breaks
Lean you head back and rinse
Important: The eye should be rinsed with a soft and even stream in all cases of contamination. Press the eye wash bottle gently while rinsing. Rinsing should be continued while travelling to the doctor.
Placement and storage of the eye wash bottles
In the event of eye injuries caused by foreign bodies or contact with acids or alkalis, the eye must be rinsed as quickly as possible. The eye wash bottle and the emergency wall boxes should therefore by placed as close as possible to potential hazards at the workplace. After use, replace the eye wash bottle immediately with a new one. Always keep sufficient quantities of eye wash bottles available as one of your first aid measures.
After eye contamination, foreign bodies in the eyes or eye injuries a doctor should always be consulted after initial first aid.
Accidents involving foreign bodies in the eyes
The eye wash solution with a sterile 0.9 % sodium chloride solution (0.9 % saline solution) is used to rinse out foreign bodies from the eyes.
With mechanical injuries, caused by metal and wood splinters, dirt and dust, time is an important factor. In these cases instant rinsing can prevent foreign bodies becoming stuck in the eyes and causing severe damage.
In such cases the eye wash solution with a sterile 0.9 % saline solution / sodium chloride solution is the correct choice.
Eye accidents involving acids and alkaline substances
The eye wash solution with a sterile, pH-neutral (4.9 %) phosphate buffer solution is used for neutralising acids, alkalis and many alkaline substances. When such accidents occur, burning starts the moment the substance comes into contact with the eyes. For this type of injury, we recommend using an eye wash solution with a sterile, pH-neutral (4.9 %) phosphate buffer solution.
Recommended use of pH-neutral eye wash solution
pH-neutral rinsing solution is intended as a first aid measure for emergency rinsing with a duration of 2 minutes. The aim of rinsing with a pH-neutral bottle is to attain a harmless pH value as quickly as possible if acids or alkalis have come into contact with the eyes. To continue rinsing on the way to a doctor, use of an eye wash solution with a 0.9 % sodium chloride solution is recommended.
0.9 % sodium chloride solution
pH neutral (4.9 %) phosphate buffer solution
Emergency wall box: Sodium chloride solution, pH-neutral
Emergency wall box: Saline solution