I've been using eyebright and am up to 3 drops and it does burn. Yep, it's supposed to burn. After washing eyes with eyebright, I've washed them with clear water but can this cause a problem or interfere with the effectiveness of the product? Yes, washing/rinsing your eyes with clear water afterwards definitely would interfere with it's effectiveness substantially. Is 3 the maximum amount of drops? 1-10 drops is the typical recommendation.
Also, I know you (and Willowley I think) told me where I could buy the glass eyecup but can't find it. Please let me know. Starwest Botanicals has them:http://www.starwest-botanicals.com
Has any one ever complained of feeling slight movement in their eyes, which makes them itcy? the movement feeling is unmistakeable. When I look in the eyecup, there are always these same things in there. Tiny, insect looking and when I'm doing the eyewash, I feel stinging, not just burning. Keep in mind that I feel movement only prior to the eyewash but while doing the eyewash, I feel the stinging. I'm trying to get to the bottom of this and figure out what it is. I spent 30 minutes today just rewashing my eyes because these whatever keep flushing out. Usually in each eyewash I get approx 2-8 of them. Some spots I do see as just debris. I've never had any tiny debris or specks of anything in the eyecup after I'm done. I tend to recall suggesting these are parasites, but if I didn't before - I am now. Parasites in the eyes are far more common than you'd suspect. Here is a Google link/search on "eye parasites":http://tinyurl.com/ybvtslz The Eyebright formula should be very effective if you use it consistently over time. The cayenne bayberry & the goldenseal in the formula are all anti-parasite herbs. But remember, killing parasites isn't getting to kill the reason anyone has infestations...and that's (basically) because there's too much toxic build-up (decaying organic matter of all various kinds) for them to eat. Parasites of all types are a sign of stagnation, decay and lack of circulation throughout the body.
Can the eyes be damaged/hurt from eyewashing too much? As far as we know, Dr. Schulze & Dr. Christopher had people using up to 10 drops daily and doing 5-6 eyewashes a day, plus taking it internally...and the only thing they experienced was 'healing' :) Of course, too much water can kill you, so any substance can cause harm if you use 'too much'.