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Best solution for Biofinity lenses? Opti-free puremoist any good?

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:19 PM
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Smile Best solution for Biofinity lenses? Opti-free puremoist any good?

Hi there,
I have been using 1 day Acuvue moist contact lenses for years now, I want to switch to monthly contact lenses and I have decided on Biofinity. Are these any good for my first time using monthlys? Also, which solution is best for them? I am looking at Opti-free puremoist.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:39 PM
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All caresystems can work with the biofinity material. Question is going to be of their is any preservatives u are allergic too.
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Ah thank you! I did a trial with monthly lenses before and I didn't have a reaction to the solution then, so I hope not!
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Ah thank you! I did a trial with monthly lenses before and I didn't have a reaction to the solution then, so I hope not!
For alcon pure moist mpds(polyquad and aldox ) preservative is the milder one compared to lets say BL. solutions.

If you are using alcon puremoist.make sure to use optifree daily cleaner combo.ed with supracleans daily to make sure lenses are lipid free.
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For alcon pure moist mpds(polyquad and aldox ) preservative is the milder one compared to lets say BL. solutions.

If you are using alcon puremoist.make sure to use optifree daily cleaner combo.ed with supracleans daily to make sure lenses are lipid free.
So, I also have to use those two cleaners along with the solution?
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So, I also have to use those two cleaners along with the solution?
Yes use optifree daily cleaner 1st.
rinse and rub with puremoist.
Add one drop supracleans daily protein remover to each lens well.
soak overnight.rinse and rub before wear.

Use puremoist rewetting drops if needed.
This regime will keep your lenses clean and comfortable. Siliconehydrogels can get coated with lipid deposits.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:13 AM
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Yes use optifree daily cleaner 1st.
rinse and rub with puremoist.
Add one drop supracleans daily protein remover to each lens well.
soak overnight.rinse and rub before wear.

Use puremoist rewetting drops if needed.
This regime will keep your lenses clean and comfortable. Siliconehydrogels can get coated with lipid deposits.
Those are some good, clear instructions. How do you like them, aime?
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Yes use optifree daily cleaner 1st.
rinse and rub with puremoist.
Add one drop supracleans daily protein remover to each lens well.
soak overnight.rinse and rub before wear.

Use puremoist rewetting drops if needed.
This regime will keep your lenses clean and comfortable. Siliconehydrogels can get coated with lipid deposits.
Thank you, appreciate it! That's been loads of help
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Thank you, appreciate it! That's been loads of help
Just an observation...peroxide systems like ultrasept or clearcare are better for silicone hydrogels. Combined with a daily cleaner.saline rinse.and weekly enzyme will guarantee lipid free clean comfortable lenses.

Whereas MPDS systens like optifree puremoist or biotrue better with hema lenses and again combined with a dialy cleaner and weekly enzyme.(or.daily supraclens ).

This is my recommendation for monthly.quarterly. And yearly. Lenses. However for lenses worn less than a month before disposal. Single care products like alcon optifree or clearcare is sufficient by themselves.

Remember clear and clean lenses are comfortable lenses.

Hema materials deposit proteins and silicone materials deposit lipids.
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I'd say that POLYQUAD/ALDOX solutions (all Alcon solutions) are the most compatible ones, even for those with sensitive eyes. All others that i've tried had some sort of effect on the eyes. With PureMoist, it's like washing your eyes with water. Or if i'm honest, water was far more irritating for me than this solution (back then when i wasn't wearing contacts), now i try to avoid any water contact with eyes to minimize possible contamination.
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Just an observation...peroxide systems like ultrasept or clearcare are better for silicone hydrogels. Combined with a daily cleaner.saline rinse.and weekly enzyme will guarantee lipid free clean comfortable lenses.
Been using Clear Care for my biofinity lenses for years now. A bit embarassed to say I don't rub my lenses, I just pop them in the case and fill it up with solution.

What daily cleaner/weekly enzyme products do you recommend? So you're saying to use the daily cleaner to rub before putting them in the clear care case?

thanks
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I'm not sure why all this rubbing and rinsing is good for anything except washing in all the dirt from hands. I on the other hand try to make as little contact with the case, solution and the contact lenses as possible. I only rub the inside part of the lens on a solution wet finger by moving it around slightly and then sliding it off the finger in a way that solution and possible deposits are left on the finger.

Mostly because finger tip has the smoothest surface so you can wash it well with soap before handling, fingerprint contour is rough enough to grind off deposits and it's the easiest way to handle.

I rarely rub them like crazy and rinsing 10 times on every event is a bit excessive. I'd use the 300ml bottle in 2 weeks with such handling...
Only time that i rubbed them in my palm and soaked them well was when i was switching MPS solution and wanted to get rid of the old one.
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Been using Clear Care for my biofinity lenses for years now. A bit embarassed to say I don't rub my lenses, I just pop them in the case and fill it up with solution.

What daily cleaner/weekly enzyme products do you recommend? So you're saying to use the daily cleaner to rub before putting them in the clear care case?

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digital clean in a back and forth motion will always keep your lenses clean and clearer.

I use Bausch and Lomb sensitive eyes daily cleaner, Bausch and Lomb sensitive eyes saline and weekly enzyme with Cibavision Unizyme.

I do this with my Air Optix Aqua lenses....keeps them clean, clear, and comfortable. I wear them only an hour or so 5 times per week...so if you do the math I can get a few months wear and tear with CB air optix aqua lenses.
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Been using Clear Care for my biofinity lenses for years now. A bit embarassed to say I don't rub my lenses, I just pop them in the case and fill it up with solution.

What daily cleaner/weekly enzyme products do you recommend? So you're saying to use the daily cleaner to rub before putting them in the clear care case?
I have read that you should NOT use the rub method for lenses you are cleaning with Clear Care because you remove the deposits that the cleaner is designed to remove. I guess it's kind of like you are not supposed to wash dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and using an enzyme detergent -- you remove the material that the product is designed to remove. (Probably not exactly the same situation, but its what came to mind!). I do exactly what you do -- pop them in the Clear Care case each night without touching them and have been very happy with the results. My ECP told me that the Pure Moist I was using originally may have not been working well with my eyes as I seemed to be battling "filmy" eyes. I switched to the Clear Care and have never looked back! I have not considered a weekly enzyme product, but will see if, after several weeks in my monthlies, if I need one.
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Just getting into contacts. After trying several varieties of lenses I decided on Biofinity even though I want a daily. I only wear contacts on the weekends or during an activity that require near sighted correction. The Biofinity felt best and gave me the best correction.
What is the best way to store them? They may sit in the solution for 5 days before use. I have ben using Puremoist solution for cleaning and storage. Is it OK to rinse them with regular saline before putting them in? I've been using the puremoist wetting drops also. Usually after 4 hours I find my eyes getting a bit sticky. I'm usually wearing them outdoors during physical activity so it's not uncommon to have sweat in my eyes.
Any help much appreciated.
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I have read that you should NOT use the rub method for lenses you are cleaning with Clear Care because you remove the deposits that the cleaner is designed to remove. I guess it's kind of like you are not supposed to wash dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and using an enzyme detergent -- you remove the material that the product is designed to remove. (Probably not exactly the same situation, but its what came to mind!). I do exactly what you do -- pop them in the Clear Care case each night without touching them and have been very happy with the results. My ECP told me that the Pure Moist I was using originally may have not been working well with my eyes as I seemed to be battling "filmy" eyes. I switched to the Clear Care and have never looked back! I have not considered a weekly enzyme product, but will see if, after several weeks in my monthlies, if I need one.
As per one of my earlier posts, agreed clearcare keeps silicone hydrogels the cleanest and is also one of the best non allergenic solutions around! If you are a heavy depositor, you can use a cleaner but the lenses must be rinsed thoroughly or the clearcar during the neutralization will begin to foam and not disinfect properly! However I think just using a bit of saline to rub lenses a bit prior to using clearcare is ok!
Rubbing with fingers will always keep the surface of soft lenses protein free!
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