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    Can you use one of those one-step cleaning solutions for Boston XO2 contacts? How well do they work?

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    I tried Basuch and Lomb's SimPlus cleaner and to be brutaly honest it was a waste of time for me. After a couple of days the protein build up was realy bad and I cold not wear my lenses.

    Having said that your eyes might not produce as much protein etc. as mine and would be fine - so my best advice is speak to your optician and ask the question - they wil proably ask you try it for a week and then comeback to see if you the lenses are keeping clean.

    I am hoping that B&L will improve the formula over time as this would save me a lot of time - well 10 mins a night!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spilsburt View Post
    I tried Basuch and Lomb's SimPlus cleaner and to be brutaly honest it was a waste of time for me. After a couple of days the protein build up was really bad and I cold not wear my lenses.

    Having said that your eyes might not produce as much protein etc. as mine and would be fine - so my best advice is speak to your optician and ask the question - they wil proably ask you try it for a week and then comeback to see if you the lenses are keeping clean.

    I am hoping that B&L will improve the formula over time as this would save me a lot of time - well 10 mins a night!!!!!
    I'm sorry to hear this didn't work out for you Spilsburt. Did the SimPlus cleaner at least slow down the protein buildup?

    So, have you made any progress since this post? It's been almost six months at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spilsburt View Post
    I tried Basuch and Lomb's SimPlus cleaner and to be brutaly honest it was a waste of time for me. After a couple of days the protein build up was realy bad and I cold not wear my lenses.

    Having said that your eyes might not produce as much protein etc. as mine and would be fine - so my best advice is speak to your optician and ask the question - they wil proably ask you try it for a week and then comeback to see if you the lenses are keeping clean.

    I am hoping that B&L will improve the formula over time as this would save me a lot of time - well 10 mins a night!!!!!
    agreed....one step solutions are fantastic but they don't clean lenses thouroughly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    agreed....one step solutions are fantastic but they don't clean lenses thouroughly.
    So what makes them "fantastic"? If they don't clean your lenses thoroughly, then what good are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturallygood View Post
    Can you use one of those one-step cleaning solutions for Boston XO2 contacts? How well do they work?
    you can and they work great if your tear film does not produce alot of protein.

    the newer hyper dk materials do deposit lipids and protein much faster than older rgp materials.

    For the average user, its always best to use a cleaner and wetting solution/storage and protein remvoer for the best long term maintenance of the newer hyper dk materials.

    all in one solutions are great for temporary use such as during the day if your lens accidentally popped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleiris View Post
    So what makes them "fantastic"? If they don't clean your lenses thoroughly, then what good are they?
    Judging by luvbostonxo2's next answer, I'd say that one step cleaners are "fantastic" if you just want to clean a little dirt or dust from them. A thorough, overnight cleaning is another matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    you can and they work great if your tear film does not produce alot of protein.

    the newer hyper dk materials do deposit lipids and protein much faster than older rgp materials.

    For the average user, its always best to use a cleaner and wetting solution/storage and protein remover for the best long term maintenance of the newer hyper dk materials.

    all in one solutions are great for temporary use such as during the day if your lens accidentally popped out.
    Thanks for laying all that out so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    you can and they work great if your tear film does not produce alot of protein.

    the newer hyper dk materials do deposit lipids and protein much faster than older rgp materials.

    For the average user, its always best to use a cleaner and wetting solution/storage and protein remvoer for the best long term maintenance of the newer hyper dk materials.

    all in one solutions are great for temporary use such as during the day if your lens accidentally popped out.
    So those one-step solutions are "fantastic" as long as your eyes don't produce an overabundance of protein, huh? So normal eyes are okay then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleiris View Post
    So those one-step solutions are "fantastic" as long as your eyes don't produce an overabundance of protein, huh? So normal eyes are okay then?
    That's what it sounds like to me, Purpleiris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTKirk View Post
    Judging by luvbostonxo2's next answer, I'd say that one step cleaners are "fantastic" if you just want to clean a little dirt or dust from them. A thorough, overnight cleaning is another matter.
    yes they do work...but for those of us that are heavy depositors we need a separate cleaner. Bar none the best cleaner I personally have found super effective is the LOBOB ESC cleaner. Its strong enough to clean off some of the more difficult deposits and regular use does not require use of a protein cleaner adding to the convenience and is also easy to rinse.

    All in one solutions are great for temporary removal of lenses and you need a gentle product on the go to clean rewet lenses or to store temporarily.

    Long term maintenance, its still better to use separate products.

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    Generally if you are not a heavy depositor, rgp lenses harbour stubborn lipid deposits. Separate cleaners are more effective in removing lipid and surface deposits than using an all in one solution.

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