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Caffeinated Eye Drops

Relieves eye dryness and stimulates the nervous system all at once.
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This idea occured to me today when I was driving home after running some errands this morning. Last night, due to an unplanned adventure, I was deprived of sleep. As often happens, I later suffered from dry, itchy eyes. I contemplated using Visine to reduce the dryness. Then I thought that if Visine contained caffeine, I could relieve my tired eyes and wake myself for a bit at the same time. Since caffeinated water is widely available, I suspect it wouldn't be a difficult operation.

I am also operating on the assumption that caffiene will be easily absorbed into the blood stream through the blood vessels of the eyes.

mighty_cheese, May 26 2002

The dangers of coffee http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/c0165.htm
[brewmaster, May 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

I can't see! http://www.shortand...head-up-ass_jpg.htm
Why not look on the floor for your glasses? [reensure, May 27 2002]


       My dictionary defines caffeine as "a bitter white alkaloid, C8H10N4O2-H20..." The "bitter" part makes me think I "better" not put this in my eyes.
jurist, May 26 2002

       New: *Decaffeinated* Visine! All the soothing comfort you need without the harmful caffeine contained in *some* eyedrops. Now only $439.95 per 1.5 fl. oz. container.
jester, May 26 2002

       Mighty Eye-Tea?
Eye Coffee?
Mountain Dewdrops?
phoenix, May 26 2002

       Ocular Mocca?
brewmaster, May 26 2002

       you ought to do something about those god-damn tea-bags under your eyes, mate
po, May 26 2002

       But they go so well with my cream-colored skin....
phoenix, May 26 2002

       jurist - Caffeine may taste bitter, but I don't have taste buds in my eyes. Does your dictionary say whether or not it burns the eyes?
mighty_cheese, May 26 2002

       Mine does (see link). Maybe some other kind of stimulant might be more appropriate.
brewmaster, May 26 2002

       It would hit your blood stream faster if you snorted it. But I guess you can already do that with coffee.   

       [brewmaster: note that those are the dangers of *caffeine*. I don't think ingesting 10g of *coffee* is going to kill anyone.]
DrCurry, May 27 2002

       Still wouldn't fancy an eyeful of it though.
brewmaster, May 27 2002

       An old friend of mine (probably since deceased) swore that by allowing tabs of acid to dissolve under his eyelids, he greatly increased the drug's potency.
brewmaster, May 27 2002

       [brewmaster] //he greatly increased the drug's potency.// not his own though. eh?
po, May 27 2002

       ¯brewmaster: Your friend didn't hear the adage ‘acid users went blind staring at their sunshine’; had he listened to some passers of more high-test advice he'd not be too late to cry.
reensure, May 27 2002

       will your eyes turn brown?? I wonder..
hangman, May 27 2002

       I think a change of lifestyle might be better. In the eyes?
Chris38183, May 27 2002

       My peepers are sacred.
brewmaster, May 27 2002

       Here's mud in your eye?
phoenix, May 28 2002

       It's time for a long overdue baccy-chewing-revival I say.
brewmaster, May 29 2002

       does it send you to sleep for long periods?
po, Jun 14 2004

       Caffienated ear drops would be better.
DesertFox, Jun 14 2004


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