Contact with acids and corrosive substances can damage eyes after only 10 seconds of exposure. Having instant access to fast, safe, and effective first aid can help minimize the likelihood of permanent damage and relieve irritation and discomfort from these and other foreign particles, such as dust and debris that may enter the eye.

Aero emergency eye wash solution, distributed by Bel-Art–SP Scienceware, Wayne, NJ, is an all-in-one eye wash that combines sterile saline with a buffered, pH-neutralizing solution to rinse impurities and irritants from the eyes, and to help the eye return to a normal pH level of 7.4 by quickly neutralizing corrosive chemicals.

“The 16-oz. and 32-oz. bottles have a unique eye-opener that allows used fluids and contaminants to flow away from the eye,” says Peter Yoo, portfolio manager at Bel-Art–SP Scienceware. “This is important, as you don’t want the contaminated fluid to reenter the eye.”

Along with the 16-oz. and 32-oz. sizes (32-oz. size available in November 2018), the company also offers 5-oz. and ½-oz. sizes that can easily be included in a portable workstation or carried in a pocket. All of the bottles have easy-to-open, quick-twist tops for immediate access. A wall-mounting station that contains two 16-oz. bottles is also available. It includes a cover to shield the bottles from dust and impurities, and a handle for easy transport.

Aero emergency eye wash solution has an expiration date of 4 years from the date of manufacture. The solution meets FDA requirements for eye wash (21 CFR 349), and also meets ANSI Z358.1-2009 requirements for a personal eye wash. It is suited for the laboratory, classroom, worksite, and public facilities, according to the company.

For more information, visit Bel-Art.