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Old 01-22-2011, 03:26 AM
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What's the best lens solution out there?

Personally, I've got two candidates.

One, Clear Care hydrogen peroxide lens solution. Not only can I count on it to sterilize it better than anything out there, it leaves the lenses moist and feeling clean (no irritation). I love it so much that I wrote a post explaining how it works:

http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/clear-care-hydrogen-peroxide-lens.html

Two, Opti-Free Replenish. Like the product claims, it really does keep the lenses wet. It's so slippery that I have trouble getting the lens out of my eyes!

Anyone else have a favorite?
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:58 AM
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Yes, those are the two that I really prefer as well. According to staining grid and my own personal experience, those two products are generally the best for the widest range of lenses.

I first started using Opti-Free Replenish, and found it was great but decided to switch over to Clear Care (recently) because I wanted to go preservative-free.
I am in love with CC so far.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:24 PM
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Yes, those are the two that I really prefer as well. According to staining grid and my own personal experience, those two products are generally the best for the widest range of lenses.

I first started using Opti-Free Replenish, and found it was great but decided to switch over to Clear Care (recently) because I wanted to go preservative-free.
I am in love with CC so far.
I've read a lot of good things on this forum about Clear Care. I don't think anyone has said anything bad about it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:23 PM
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What's the best lens solution out there?

Personally, I've got two candidates.

One, Clear Care hydrogen peroxide lens solution. Not only can I count on it to sterilize it better than anything out there, it leaves the lenses moist and feeling clean (no irritation). I love it so much that I wrote a post explaining how it works:

http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/clear-care-hydrogen-peroxide-lens.html

Two, Opti-Free Replenish. Like the product claims, it really does keep the lenses wet. It's so slippery that I have trouble getting the lens out of my eyes!

Anyone else have a favorite?
I've read a lot more on this forum about Clear Care than Opti-Free Replenish. Are the two products comparable?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:23 PM
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I've read a lot more on this forum about Clear Care than Opti-Free Replenish. Are the two products comparable?

No they aren't. They are two completely different type of systems.

OF Replenish is your typical multi-purpose solution containing preservatives and disinfectant chemcials. The main advantage of such systems is that there's no "waiting period" between the times you rinse your lenses and sticking them in your eyes. Makes things real quick. The downside to multi-purpose solutions is that they are generally considered less effective at killing some of the more malignant types of microorganisms (such as acanthamoeba). Of course most companies claim their own products are most effective. Opti-Free Replenish however, seems to be one of the most silicone hydrogel friendly multi-purpose solutions. They were designed specifically for silicone hydrogels.

Clear Care on the other hand, is a hydrogen peroxide based system. This stuff stings and burns your eyes bad, so it needs to be "neutralized" for 6 hours before you insert contacts into your eyes. A bit of a hassle for some, but said to be more effective against a wider range of germs than multi-purpose solutions.

I think these two products are great for the majority of people and I highly recommend both, as I have used both.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:13 AM
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No they aren't. They are two completely different type of systems.

OF Replenish is your typical multi-purpose solution containing preservatives and disinfectant chemcials. The main advantage of such systems is that there's no "waiting period" between the times you rinse your lenses and sticking them in your eyes. Makes things real quick. The downside to multi-purpose solutions is that they are generally considered less effective at killing some of the more malignant types of microorganisms (such as acanthamoeba). Of course most companies claim their own products are most effective. Opti-Free Replenish however, seems to be one of the most silicone hydrogel friendly multi-purpose solutions. They were designed specifically for silicone hydrogels.

Clear Care on the other hand, is a hydrogen peroxide based system. This stuff stings and burns your eyes bad, so it needs to be "neutralized" for 6 hours before you insert contacts into your eyes. A bit of a hassle for some, but said to be more effective against a wider range of germs than multi-purpose solutions.

I think these two products are great for the majority of people and I highly recommend both, as I have used both.
Wow. You sure know a lot about cleaning solutions, ilove. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Your answer was very easy to understand.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:31 PM
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One, Clear Care hydrogen peroxide lens solution. Not only can I count on it to sterilize it better than anything out there, it leaves the lenses moist and feeling clean (no irritation). I love it so much that I wrote a post explaining how it works:
I enjoyed your write up on Clear Care, but it's missing an important point. Since I didn't see a way to comment on the blog, I'll have to mention it here.

Long before Clear Care, back in the 80's, Ciba Vision marketed AOSept. It was essentially purified 3% hydrogen peroxide with buffers to manage pH and saline, just like Clear Care. It used the same case with platinum catalyst as Clear Care currently uses, although the early cases had the catalyst disc packaged separately. But the biggest difference between AOSept and Clear Care is that Clear Care has a cleaning agent added, Pluronic 17R4.

With AOSept, you needed to use a separate cleaner. I mostly used Ciba's Miraflow, though there were alternatives. You also had to use saline to rinse off the cleaner, because residual cleaner caused the peroxide to bubble too fast, flowing out of the vent hole. Yes, AOSept had bubbles, but it didn't clean the lenses. When single-step solutions came out, AOSept's three step process lost market share. It took Ciba a while to find the right cleaning additive.

Although Ciba's marketing material promotes the bubble action - and for all I know, it may be absolutely true that the bubbles help clean - obviously the Pluronic 17R4 is critical. Otherwise Ciba would have just sold AOSept as a single-step product.

Even with the cleaning agent, Clear Care doesn't do the best possible cleaning. Perhaps no single-step solution does. When I first started using multifocal contacts, my optometrist advised me to go back to using MiraFlow and saline to extend the life of the (expensive) multifocals. Apparently what made the lenses "monthly" lenses wasn't that the lenses wore out, but that standard single-step solution regimens would leave enough deposits accumulating on the lens after a month to be uncomfortable. The MiraFlow allowed me to stretch the useful life of the lenses.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for the nice info GaryFx. So what exactly is Pluronic 17R4? Sounds like a robot name from a bad sci-fi movie. Googling it doesn't seem to reveal very much of its identity.

I always thought of Clear Care as free of artificial chemicals. I better think again.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:08 AM
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I enjoyed your write up on Clear Care, but it's missing an important point. Since I didn't see a way to comment on the blog, I'll have to mention it here.

Long before Clear Care, back in the 80's, Ciba Vision marketed AOSept. It was essentially purified 3% hydrogen peroxide with buffers to manage pH and saline, just like Clear Care. It used the same case with platinum catalyst as Clear Care currently uses, although the early cases had the catalyst disc packaged separately. But the biggest difference between AOSept and Clear Care is that Clear Care has a cleaning agent added, Pluronic 17R4.

With AOSept, you needed to use a separate cleaner. I mostly used Ciba's Miraflow, though there were alternatives. You also had to use saline to rinse off the cleaner, because residual cleaner caused the peroxide to bubble too fast, flowing out of the vent hole. Yes, AOSept had bubbles, but it didn't clean the lenses. When single-step solutions came out, AOSept's three step process lost market share. It took Ciba a while to find the right cleaning additive.

Although Ciba's marketing material promotes the bubble action - and for all I know, it may be absolutely true that the bubbles help clean - obviously the Pluronic 17R4 is critical. Otherwise Ciba would have just sold AOSept as a single-step product.

Even with the cleaning agent, Clear Care doesn't do the best possible cleaning. Perhaps no single-step solution does. When I first started using multifocal contacts, my optometrist advised me to go back to using MiraFlow and saline to extend the life of the (expensive) multifocals. Apparently what made the lenses "monthly" lenses wasn't that the lenses wore out, but that standard single-step solution regimens would leave enough deposits accumulating on the lens after a month to be uncomfortable. The MiraFlow allowed me to stretch the useful life of the lenses.
Wow. I had no idea.

I also don't know anything about MiraFlow. Care to write a quick explanation of it for me? I'd put it on my blog, with your permission, of course!

I can directly let you write as a guest author, as well
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:00 PM
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Pluronic 17R4, it turns out, is one of a family of chemicals made by BASF. Opti-Free RepleniSH uses a different chemical made by BASF, Tetronic 1304. Both are surfactants - substances that act on the surface of chemicals (typically water). Though they have many roles, they're often used to help dissolve oils or proteins, and you can probably find surfactants among the ingredients of household cleaners and detergents.

While I assume the Pluronic in Clear Care is essentially there as a cleaning agent, the one in Opti-Free RepleniSH apparently also bonds water to the surface of silicone contacts, making them more comfortable. That's probably why Alcon describes the combination of the Tetronic and another, generic surfactant as a "reconditioning system", though I don't doubt that part of the reconditioning is cleaning oil and protein from the lenses.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:24 PM
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With regard to MiraFlow:

Back in the good old days - the late 80s, when I first started wearing soft contacts - the standard routine for soft contacts was a three step process. Clean the lens, rinse it off with saline, and then disinfect. There was even a time when heat disinfection was the preferred approach, with cases that fit into small electronic heaters, although in a pinch, you could toss the case into a pot of boiling water. Saline took up significant shelf space at drug stores, probably more than disinfecting solutions. You could even get saline in a pressurized can, which was nice because it was easy to get a powerful stream for rinsing. In addition to the above, once a week you would use an enzyme treatment to remove proteins that couldn't be removed with regular cleaners. The lenses, of course, were expected to last a full year.

The cleaning solutions came in small bottles, since they only required a few drops per day. They varied in consistency, from being quite watery to being thicker - more the consistency of a dishwashing liquid such as Dawn (for sink washing, not electric dishwashers). Or imagine clear liquid hand soap watered down just enough so that it would easily go through a typical dropper bottle for eye care chemicals.

MiraFlow was at the thicker end of the scale, and has always been labeled an extra-strength cleaner. I didn't like it as much as other cleaners then available, because its thickness made it more difficult to rinse off, although my eyes generated enough gunk to benefit from it. Then multi-purpose solutions came out, eliminating the need for a separate cleaner, followed by no-rub multi-purpose solutions. My optometrist, being a fan of peroxide disinfection, didn't much care for the multi-purpose solutions until Clear Care came out. But around the same time, the stand-alone cleaners disappeared from the market, with the main exception of MiraFlow.

MiraFlow, as far as I know, is still available. You may find it harder to find the saline solution that you'll need in addition. I don't know whether it's suitable for all contacts, and in particular, whether it's appropriate for silicone hydrogels. However, if you currently use a monthly replacement lens and find that it's less comfortable or clear after 3 weeks of use, or if you use a lens that's replaced less frequently, you might want to ask your optometrist whether using MiraFlow would help keep your contacts cleaner.

[[Feel free to use this on your blog.]]
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:46 AM
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No they aren't. They are two completely different type of systems.

OF Replenish is your typical multi-purpose solution containing preservatives and disinfectant chemcials. The main advantage of such systems is that there's no "waiting period" between the times you rinse your lenses and sticking them in your eyes. Makes things real quick. The downside to multi-purpose solutions is that they are generally considered less effective at killing some of the more malignant types of microorganisms (such as acanthamoeba). Of course most companies claim their own products are most effective. Opti-Free Replenish however, seems to be one of the most silicone hydrogel friendly multi-purpose solutions. They were designed specifically for silicone hydrogels.

Clear Care on the other hand, is a hydrogen peroxide based system. This stuff stings and burns your eyes bad, so it needs to be "neutralized" for 6 hours before you insert contacts into your eyes. A bit of a hassle for some, but said to be more effective against a wider range of germs than multi-purpose solutions.

I think these two products are great for the majority of people and I highly recommend both, as I have used both.
Thank you for sharing your expertise, ilove. Your input will be very valuable around here.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:27 PM
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With regard to MiraFlow:

Back in the good old days - the late 80s, when I first started wearing soft contacts - the standard routine for soft contacts was a three step process. Clean the lens, rinse it off with saline, and then disinfect. There was even a time when heat disinfection was the preferred approach, with cases that fit into small electronic heaters, although in a pinch, you could toss the case into a pot of boiling water. Saline took up significant shelf space at drug stores, probably more than disinfecting solutions. You could even get saline in a pressurized can, which was nice because it was easy to get a powerful stream for rinsing. In addition to the above, once a week you would use an enzyme treatment to remove proteins that couldn't be removed with regular cleaners. The lenses, of course, were expected to last a full year.

The cleaning solutions came in small bottles, since they only required a few drops per day. They varied in consistency, from being quite watery to being thicker - more the consistency of a dishwashing liquid such as Dawn (for sink washing, not electric dishwashers). Or imagine clear liquid hand soap watered down just enough so that it would easily go through a typical dropper bottle for eye care chemicals.

MiraFlow was at the thicker end of the scale, and has always been labeled an extra-strength cleaner. I didn't like it as much as other cleaners then available, because its thickness made it more difficult to rinse off, although my eyes generated enough gunk to benefit from it. Then multi-purpose solutions came out, eliminating the need for a separate cleaner, followed by no-rub multi-purpose solutions. My optometrist, being a fan of peroxide disinfection, didn't much care for the multi-purpose solutions until Clear Care came out. But around the same time, the stand-alone cleaners disappeared from the market, with the main exception of MiraFlow.

MiraFlow, as far as I know, is still available. You may find it harder to find the saline solution that you'll need in addition. I don't know whether it's suitable for all contacts, and in particular, whether it's appropriate for silicone hydrogels. However, if you currently use a monthly replacement lens and find that it's less comfortable or clear after 3 weeks of use, or if you use a lens that's replaced less frequently, you might want to ask your optometrist whether using MiraFlow would help keep your contacts cleaner.

[[Feel free to use this on your blog.]]
Thank you so much, Gary! So much great information here! I put your information verbatim at this post: http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/miraflow-review.html
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Thank you so much, Gary! So much great information here! I put your information verbatim at this post: http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/miraflow-review.html
See? Metsman was right.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:03 PM
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See? Metsman was right.
Who is metsman, and what'd he/she say?
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Who is metsman, and what'd he/she say?
Metsman wrote post #12 and, well . . . he/she said "Thank you for sharing your expertise, ilove. Your input will be very valuable around here."

Perhaps Snowflake gave credit to the wrong person. Oops.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:25 PM
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With regard to MiraFlow:

Back in the good old days - the late 80s, when I first started wearing soft contacts - the standard routine for soft contacts was a three step process. Clean the lens, rinse it off with saline, and then disinfect. There was even a time when heat disinfection was the preferred approach, with cases that fit into small electronic heaters, although in a pinch, you could toss the case into a pot of boiling water. Saline took up significant shelf space at drug stores, probably more than disinfecting solutions. You could even get saline in a pressurized can, which was nice because it was easy to get a powerful stream for rinsing. In addition to the above, once a week you would use an enzyme treatment to remove proteins that couldn't be removed with regular cleaners. The lenses, of course, were expected to last a full year.

The cleaning solutions came in small bottles, since they only required a few drops per day. They varied in consistency, from being quite watery to being thicker - more the consistency of a dishwashing liquid such as Dawn (for sink washing, not electric dishwashers). Or imagine clear liquid hand soap watered down just enough so that it would easily go through a typical dropper bottle for eye care chemicals.

MiraFlow was at the thicker end of the scale, and has always been labeled an extra-strength cleaner. I didn't like it as much as other cleaners then available, because its thickness made it more difficult to rinse off, although my eyes generated enough gunk to benefit from it. Then multi-purpose solutions came out, eliminating the need for a separate cleaner, followed by no-rub multi-purpose solutions. My optometrist, being a fan of peroxide disinfection, didn't much care for the multi-purpose solutions until Clear Care came out. But around the same time, the stand-alone cleaners disappeared from the market, with the main exception of MiraFlow.

MiraFlow, as far as I know, is still available. You may find it harder to find the saline solution that you'll need in addition. I don't know whether it's suitable for all contacts, and in particular, whether it's appropriate for silicone hydrogels. However, if you currently use a monthly replacement lens and find that it's less comfortable or clear after 3 weeks of use, or if you use a lens that's replaced less frequently, you might want to ask your optometrist whether using MiraFlow would help keep your contacts cleaner.

[[Feel free to use this on your blog.]]
Thanks for that great answer GaryFx. I hope you continue to share your knowledge on Lens 101. There are still a lot of unanswered questions around here you can take a crack at.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:45 PM
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"My optometrist, being a fan of peroxide disinfection, didn't much care for the multi-purpose solutions until Clear Care came out. "

Clear Care is a peroxide system, complete with the little vented cleaning chamber.

I have just started wearing lenses again and all the changes have me bewildered by the new world of lens cleaning. There was an article in Time magazine a few years ago where a couple of well-known MP solutions were linked (by the CDC, no less) to some relatively rare serious eye infections. The solutions were ineffective against those microbes. Those products were pulled from the shelves.


One ophthalmologist commented in the article that he believed nothing works as well at disinfecting as peroxide systems.

By the way, apparently Miraflow is no longer made, but drugstore generics for it are still available. I'm a big Miraflow fan.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:18 PM
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"My optometrist, being a fan of peroxide disinfection, didn't much care for the multi-purpose solutions until Clear Care came out. "

Clear Care is a peroxide system, complete with the little vented cleaning chamber.

I have just started wearing lenses again and all the changes have me bewildered by the new world of lens cleaning. There was an article in Time magazine a few years ago where a couple of well-known MP solutions were linked (by the CDC, no less) to some relatively rare serious eye infections. The solutions were ineffective against those microbes. Those products were pulled from the shelves.

One ophthalmologist commented in the article that he believed nothing works as well at disinfecting as peroxide systems.

By the way, apparently Miraflow is no longer made, but drugstore generics for it are still available. I'm a big Miraflow fan.
That quote up at the top was written by GaryFx, wasn't it?

Was that Time magazine article about acanthamoeba? If so there are some posts here on Lens 101 about it.

One last question and then I'll stop bugging you. Have you switched from Miraflow to Clear Care?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:09 PM
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That quote up at the top was written by GaryFx, wasn't it?

Was that Time magazine article about acanthamoeba? If so there are some posts here on Lens 101 about it.

One last question and then I'll stop bugging you. Have you switched from Miraflow to Clear Care?
Yes.

Yes.

I'm still trying things. I think you could use both Miraflow and Clear Care if you wanted. It may be a bit of belt and suspenders.

One lens bothers the heck out of me and I'm going to get a new lens prescription. I'm uncertain as to whether the lens is dirty or whether one eye is just more sensitive to solutions, lenses, etc. My script is outdated, so I can't merely order a new lens.


A while back my optometrist said I had the cleanest lenses he'd ever seen.
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What's the best lens solution out there?

Personally, I've got two candidates.

One, Clear Care hydrogen peroxide lens solution. Not only can I count on it to sterilize it better than anything out there, it leaves the lenses moist and feeling clean (no irritation). I love it so much that I wrote a post explaining how it works:

http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/clear-care-hydrogen-peroxide-lens.html

Two, Opti-Free Replenish. Like the product claims, it really does keep the lenses wet. It's so slippery that I have trouble getting the lens out of my eyes!

Anyone else have a favorite?
Clear care is awesome with BL daily cleaner, saline solution, and Unizyme enzyme tablets for long term maintenance of soft contact lenses. Its a bit too harsh for colored lenses tho.

Next BL biotrue great MPDS. keeps lenses moist and comfortable,
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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A while back my optometrist said I had the cleanest lenses he'd ever seen.
That must have been good to hear.
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What is the difference between OptiFree Replenish & OptiFree Pure Moist?

Is one more suitable for certain lenses?
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What is the difference between OptiFree Replenish & OptiFree Pure Moist?

Is one more suitable for certain lenses?
You would think that since they're both made by Opti-Free that they would compare them side by side, but this is the best I can do.

From www.opti-free.com:
OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution provides long-lasting moisture from the moment you put in your lenses until the end of your day – so you can have confidence in your contacts.

Only OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution features the HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix. The HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix surrounds your lenses in a cushion of moisture to keep contacts hydrated throughout the day, delivering comfort from insertion to removal.

In addition to offering long-lasting moisture, OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution also contains a proven disinfection system. The dual disinfectants POLYQUAD® and ALDOX® act against harmful microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and acanthamoeba.1 This unique formula disinfects all types of soft contact lenses, but is still gentle enough for sensitive eyes.1

Protein and lipid compounds from your tears can build up on contact lenses, causing irritation and even affecting your vision. OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution reduces lipid deposition and removes protein deposits,1 helping your lenses stay clean and feel fresh.

OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution is available in 10 oz. and 4 oz. bottles and in a 2 oz. travel size.


And for RepleniSH:
The #1 doctor-recommended brand1, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution features a unique formula that helps maintain a shield of moisture between your contacts and your eyes, for up to 14 hours1 of moist lenses! With 14 hours of moisture, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® gives you the freedom you need to make it through your day.

When your contacts are soaked in OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution, the lens surface is reconditioned by the TearGlyde® proprietary system. The TearGlyde® system allows the lens surface to retain a thin layer of moisture from your tears, keeping lenses moist.

In addition to all-day lens comfort, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution offers a high level of disinfection against both bacteria and fungi.

OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution is available in 10 oz. bottles, or a 4 oz. Also available are a Twin Pack, with two 10 oz. bottles, or a Convenience Pack, with a 4 oz. bottle, a lens case, and a bottle of OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Rewetting Drops.


Man, look at all those trademark symbols.

Okay, see if you can spot the differences.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:44 PM
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You would think that since they're both made by Opti-Free that they would compare them side by side, but this is the best I can do.

From www.opti-free.com:
OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution provides long-lasting moisture from the moment you put in your lenses until the end of your day – so you can have confidence in your contacts.

Only OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution features the HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix. The HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix surrounds your lenses in a cushion of moisture to keep contacts hydrated throughout the day, delivering comfort from insertion to removal.

In addition to offering long-lasting moisture, OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution also contains a proven disinfection system. The dual disinfectants POLYQUAD® and ALDOX® act against harmful microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and acanthamoeba.1 This unique formula disinfects all types of soft contact lenses, but is still gentle enough for sensitive eyes.1

Protein and lipid compounds from your tears can build up on contact lenses, causing irritation and even affecting your vision. OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution reduces lipid deposition and removes protein deposits,1 helping your lenses stay clean and feel fresh.

OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Contact Solution is available in 10 oz. and 4 oz. bottles and in a 2 oz. travel size.


And for RepleniSH:
The #1 doctor-recommended brand1, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution features a unique formula that helps maintain a shield of moisture between your contacts and your eyes, for up to 14 hours1 of moist lenses! With 14 hours of moisture, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® gives you the freedom you need to make it through your day.

When your contacts are soaked in OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution, the lens surface is reconditioned by the TearGlyde® proprietary system. The TearGlyde® system allows the lens surface to retain a thin layer of moisture from your tears, keeping lenses moist.

In addition to all-day lens comfort, OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution offers a high level of disinfection against both bacteria and fungi.

OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Contact Solution is available in 10 oz. bottles, or a 4 oz. Also available are a Twin Pack, with two 10 oz. bottles, or a Convenience Pack, with a 4 oz. bottle, a lens case, and a bottle of OPTI-FREE® RepleniSH® Rewetting Drops.


Man, look at all those trademark symbols.

Okay, see if you can spot the differences.
I see what you mean. It's kind of hard to compare the two like that.
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I suffer of Allergic Conjunctivitis so my eye it's pretty sensitive and dry. My doctor recommended me Clear Care, and i find it awesome, i you are a person that can be organized go with it, but if you are a mess NO ! Since you can get confused and put some peroxide in your eye.

I tried Opti-Free RepleniSH and it burned every single time i put on my contacts, and also for the Opti-Free Replenish Rewetting Drops in stead of lubricating my eye y got a more dry eye and it burn every time i used it.

So i use Blink for contacts and it's great, i can wear more time my lenses and they are very moist and i spend about 4 - 6 hours at the computer with no problem. I star using them my contacts like at 09.00 AM and i take them out at 23.30 or 00.00 aprox So it's more than 12 hour of use per day.

So Blink + Clear Care best formula !
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I suffer of Allergic Conjunctivitis so my eye it's pretty sensitive and dry. My doctor recommended me Clear Care, and i find it awesome, i you are a person that can be organized go with it, but if you are a mess NO ! Since you can get confused and put some peroxide in your eye.

I tried Opti-Free RepleniSH and it burned every single time i put on my contacts, and also for the Opti-Free Replenish Rewetting Drops in stead of lubricating my eye y got a more dry eye and it burn every time i used it.

So i use Blink for contacts and it's great, i can wear more time my lenses and they are very moist and i spend about 4 - 6 hours at the computer with no problem. I star using them my contacts like at 09.00 AM and i take them out at 23.30 or 00.00 aprox So it's more than 12 hour of use per day.

So Blink + Clear Care best formula !
Hey, would you like to stay on as out resident contact lens maintenance advisor? It' doesn't pay anything, but I think you'll get a lot of satisfaction out of it.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:50 PM
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i got contacts today, they gave me sample of the stuff bio true multi-solution is it any good or should i just throw it out and get the clear care or replesh?
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Clear care is awesome with BL daily cleaner, saline solution, and Unizyme enzyme tablets for long term maintenance of soft contact lenses. Its a bit too harsh for colored lenses tho.
I've never heard that about ClearCare being too harsh for colored lenses. Maybe I've just been lucky. I've used it with mine for years (first with DuraSoft 3's and now with Soloticas), and never noticed any loss of color. I don't think it degraded the lenses in any way. In fact, while I was trying to figure out what to buy to replace my discontinued DuraSofts, my doctor said that my year and a half old "annual" lenses were still in good enough shape to wear for awhile.

I've only been wearing the Soloticas for a month and a half. I hope they can withstand the ClearCare solution. I'd be pretty upset if they started to fade. It really is a great solution for soft lenses, and my allergic eyes definitely appreciate it.
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i got contacts today, they gave me sample of the stuff bio true multi-solution is it any good or should i just throw it out and get the clear care or replesh?
I did a Google search for Biotrue and found some reviews on Amazon.com:

(Five out of five stars) Best MPS Solution I've Experienced in Last 20 years December 22, 2010
By Randy G. "rrgauldi" (Garden Grove, CA USA)

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I wear silicon hydrogel lenses and I noticed immediately after one use how my lenses felt so much more comfortable than with use of a generic store brand solution. Honestly, I could feel an immediate difference.
The lenses feel cleaner and retain the moisture required during daily wear to allow for longer wearing time.
I thought all solutions worked about the same, however, this solution changed my view in that regard.
I've been using this solution now for over two months and maintain the same opinion.
The extra cost vs. the older formulated generic store brand solutions is worth the difference in my case.
Hope you experience the same results as I have.

(Five out of five stars) On the same level as Ciba Vision's Clear Care!, July 22, 2010
By Kevin Wu

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I've been wearing contacts for over 5 years and I've tried just about all the different kind of contact lens solutions.
- Renu Multi-purpose
- Aquify Multi-purpose
- Optifree Express
- Optifree Replenish
- Complete Multi-Purpose
- Clear Care
By far the best contact lens solution I had ever used was Clear Care, but the only problem with that solution was that it needed way too much solution to use. If you are not familiar with it, it needs a lot of solution in it's unique container for it's hydrogen peroxide system to neutralize. Each bottle would only last me about three weeks to a month. While it was really comfortable and great it took too much of my budget for contact lens.

I saw that BL released this new solution so I decided to give it a try. First thing that I noticed was that it comes in a pretty cool looking clear bottle, which is different from everything else. I've been using this product for a week now and I can tell you; the first time I used it my contacts felt so natural and moist. Throughout the day my contact lens feel great. I wear my contact lens for 15-16 hours a day and even by the late hours they are still comfortable. Only in some circumstances I had to use rewetting drops, but this occurs with all contact lens. This solution also uses the traditional method of rub and store so it doesn't use as much solution as Clear Care.

If you used Clear Care before, then you know it's pretty great. But this solution is just as good and better for your wallet.

(Five out of five stars) Best I've Used, August 2, 2010
By P. Sun "Phone Maven"

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

My friend told me to try this product, and honestly switching to this might be the best health care product switch I've made since going to a Sonicare (or the like) toothbrush.

I've been wearing contacts (torics) for the last 6 years, it hasn't always been great. Sometimes they get dry, irritated, etc, you should know all the downsides. The last few years I've been using Optifree Replenish, because it feels fine, doesnt make my eyes burn (some of the solutions do that to me), and well... I stick to what I know. Since switching to BioTrue, there's no going back. It never gets foggy, my night vision seems better, and through the day I never really feel that I'm wearing contacts.

There is no extra "feel" to this solution though. How your eyes feel when you have no contacts in is how they feel with this. I say this, because with the "Replenish" it felt kinda... cool and "replenishing" when the contacts go in.
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I did a Google search for Biotrue and found some reviews on Amazon.com:

(Five out of five stars) Best MPS Solution I've Experienced in Last 20 years December 22, 2010
By Randy G. "rrgauldi" (Garden Grove, CA USA)

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I wear silicon hydrogel lenses and I noticed immediately after one use how my lenses felt so much more comfortable than with use of a generic store brand solution. Honestly, I could feel an immediate difference.
The lenses feel cleaner and retain the moisture required during daily wear to allow for longer wearing time.
I thought all solutions worked about the same, however, this solution changed my view in that regard.
I've been using this solution now for over two months and maintain the same opinion.
The extra cost vs. the older formulated generic store brand solutions is worth the difference in my case.
Hope you experience the same results as I have.

(Five out of five stars) On the same level as Ciba Vision's Clear Care!, July 22, 2010
By Kevin Wu

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I've been wearing contacts for over 5 years and I've tried just about all the different kind of contact lens solutions.
- Renu Multi-purpose
- Aquify Multi-purpose
- Optifree Express
- Optifree Replenish
- Complete Multi-Purpose
- Clear Care
By far the best contact lens solution I had ever used was Clear Care, but the only problem with that solution was that it needed way too much solution to use. If you are not familiar with it, it needs a lot of solution in it's unique container for it's hydrogen peroxide system to neutralize. Each bottle would only last me about three weeks to a month. While it was really comfortable and great it took too much of my budget for contact lens.

I saw that BL released this new solution so I decided to give it a try. First thing that I noticed was that it comes in a pretty cool looking clear bottle, which is different from everything else. I've been using this product for a week now and I can tell you; the first time I used it my contacts felt so natural and moist. Throughout the day my contact lens feel great. I wear my contact lens for 15-16 hours a day and even by the late hours they are still comfortable. Only in some circumstances I had to use rewetting drops, but this occurs with all contact lens. This solution also uses the traditional method of rub and store so it doesn't use as much solution as Clear Care.

If you used Clear Care before, then you know it's pretty great. But this solution is just as good and better for your wallet.

(Five out of five stars) Best I've Used, August 2, 2010
By P. Sun "Phone Maven"

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

My friend told me to try this product, and honestly switching to this might be the best health care product switch I've made since going to a Sonicare (or the like) toothbrush.

I've been wearing contacts (torics) for the last 6 years, it hasn't always been great. Sometimes they get dry, irritated, etc, you should know all the downsides. The last few years I've been using Optifree Replenish, because it feels fine, doesnt make my eyes burn (some of the solutions do that to me), and well... I stick to what I know. Since switching to BioTrue, there's no going back. It never gets foggy, my night vision seems better, and through the day I never really feel that I'm wearing contacts.

There is no extra "feel" to this solution though. How your eyes feel when you have no contacts in is how they feel with this. I say this, because with the "Replenish" it felt kinda... cool and "replenishing" when the contacts go in.
i think i will stick with this stuff then as long as all this reviews are true good stuff thanks for finding
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I did a Google search for Biotrue and found some reviews on Amazon.com:

(Five out of five stars) Best MPS Solution I've Experienced in Last 20 years December 22, 2010
By Randy G. "rrgauldi" (Garden Grove, CA USA)

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I wear silicon hydrogel lenses and I noticed immediately after one use how my lenses felt so much more comfortable than with use of a generic store brand solution. Honestly, I could feel an immediate difference.
The lenses feel cleaner and retain the moisture required during daily wear to allow for longer wearing time.
I thought all solutions worked about the same, however, this solution changed my view in that regard.
I've been using this solution now for over two months and maintain the same opinion.
The extra cost vs. the older formulated generic store brand solutions is worth the difference in my case.
Hope you experience the same results as I have.

(Five out of five stars) On the same level as Ciba Vision's Clear Care!, July 22, 2010
By Kevin Wu

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

I've been wearing contacts for over 5 years and I've tried just about all the different kind of contact lens solutions.
- Renu Multi-purpose
- Aquify Multi-purpose
- Optifree Express
- Optifree Replenish
- Complete Multi-Purpose
- Clear Care
By far the best contact lens solution I had ever used was Clear Care, but the only problem with that solution was that it needed way too much solution to use. If you are not familiar with it, it needs a lot of solution in it's unique container for it's hydrogen peroxide system to neutralize. Each bottle would only last me about three weeks to a month. While it was really comfortable and great it took too much of my budget for contact lens.

I saw that BL released this new solution so I decided to give it a try. First thing that I noticed was that it comes in a pretty cool looking clear bottle, which is different from everything else. I've been using this product for a week now and I can tell you; the first time I used it my contacts felt so natural and moist. Throughout the day my contact lens feel great. I wear my contact lens for 15-16 hours a day and even by the late hours they are still comfortable. Only in some circumstances I had to use rewetting drops, but this occurs with all contact lens. This solution also uses the traditional method of rub and store so it doesn't use as much solution as Clear Care.

If you used Clear Care before, then you know it's pretty great. But this solution is just as good and better for your wallet.

(Five out of five stars) Best I've Used, August 2, 2010
By P. Sun "Phone Maven"

This review is from: Biotrue Multi-purpose Solution 20-Ounce (Health and Beauty)

My friend told me to try this product, and honestly switching to this might be the best health care product switch I've made since going to a Sonicare (or the like) toothbrush.

I've been wearing contacts (torics) for the last 6 years, it hasn't always been great. Sometimes they get dry, irritated, etc, you should know all the downsides. The last few years I've been using Optifree Replenish, because it feels fine, doesnt make my eyes burn (some of the solutions do that to me), and well... I stick to what I know. Since switching to BioTrue, there's no going back. It never gets foggy, my night vision seems better, and through the day I never really feel that I'm wearing contacts.

There is no extra "feel" to this solution though. How your eyes feel when you have no contacts in is how they feel with this. I say this, because with the "Replenish" it felt kinda... cool and "replenishing" when the contacts go in.
Nice work, 321contacts. It looks like this was the kind of thing that ah52 was looking for.
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Nice work, 321contacts. It looks like this was the kind of thing that ah52 was looking for.
yes very much so, thanks for help i feel comfortable using and keeping it now
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yes very much so, thanks for help i feel comfortable using and keeping it now
Awesome. That's great to know, ah52. Tell your friends about Lens 101. Tell your doctor, too.
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Awesome. That's great to know, ah52. Tell your friends about Lens 101. Tell your doctor, too.
i will glad i found this website and being new to contacts when or if i run into more problems i will have you all for help, the doc gave me air optiix toric aqua lens for extended wear, i just want them to take a break from glasses so i would only wear them like 3 days a week.
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i will glad i found this website and being new to contacts when or if i run into more problems i will have you all for help, the doc gave me air optiix toric aqua lens for extended wear, i just want them to take a break from glasses so i would only wear them like 3 days a week.
That's why this forum was created, ah52. We like to help people that are new to contacts.

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That's why this forum was greated, ah52. We like to help people that are new to contacts.
my man thank you
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i will glad i found this website and being new to contacts when or if i run into more problems i will have you all for help, the doc gave me air optiix toric aqua lens for extended wear, i just want them to take a break from glasses so i would only wear them like 3 days a week.
Well, here's hoping we'll hear back from you in a few days telling us how great those Air Optix lenses are. We don't just handle complaints, you know.
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my man thank you
You're welcome. Now everyone will know I misspelled "created" even after I fixed it in the post that you quoted.

Oh well. The important thing is that we're here for you every day, any time you have questions.
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i got contacts today, they gave me sample of the stuff bio true multi-solution is it any good or should i just throw it out and get the clear care or replesh?
How's that Bio-True working for you ah52?
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How's that Bio-True working for you ah52?
well iam enjoying or into cleaning so iam going back to eye doc and i want something with less having to worry about cleaning and soaking, i guess that would be a daily type lens do they have that for two or three days a week daily wear toric lens, and i cant see the cell phone so i guess i need to also add bifocals if they have that, and be able to wear them to sleep.
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What's the best lens solution out there?

Personally, I've got two candidates.

One, Clear Care hydrogen peroxide lens solution. Not only can I count on it to sterilize it better than anything out there, it leaves the lenses moist and feeling clean (no irritation). I love it so much that I wrote a post explaining how it works:

http://scienceinproducts.blogspot.com/2011/01/clear-care-hydrogen-peroxide-lens.html

Two, Opti-Free Replenish. Like the product claims, it really does keep the lenses wet. It's so slippery that I have trouble getting the lens out of my eyes!

Anyone else have a favorite?
I wear boston xo2 rgp lenses majority of the time with boston advance care system.

air optix aqua with cibavision clear care with a BL daily cleaner, BL saline.

FreshKon colors fusion opaque lenses with BL daily cleaner and BL biotrue.

it seems complicated but all the preservatives for all the systems used are compatible with one another. I use clear care (preservative free) because it really keeps lipid deposits OFF of the air optix aqua lenses which I use for sports only. Biotrue allows longer storage time for my opaque lenses.
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Hey, would you like to stay on as out resident contact lens maintenance advisor? It' doesn't pay anything, but I think you'll get a lot of satisfaction out of it.
Hi PrincePlanet sorry for the late answer, of course i would ! When do i start ? ajajajaja
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opti-free replenish solutions. contact lens can last longer in my eyes
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