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Clensatron 300CL

This is a discussion on Clensatron 300CL within the General Contact Lens Care and Questions forums; I heard about a contact lens cleaner called (Cue the music) the Clensatron 300 CL. ...


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Old 02-20-2008, 10:45 AM
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I heard about a contact lens cleaner called (Cue the music) the Clensatron 300 CL.
That's such an impressive name, and the person who talked about seemed to think it was the greatest thing ever for cleaning contacts. Does anyone know more about this?
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:04 PM
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I was skeptical when I saw the unusual name and the post but when I read the description it seems like a good idea, particularly for use with the no rub formulas. With those, most of the inserts say you need to run a stream of solution over the contact for 30 seconds. That uses a lot of solution. The description of this machine sounds like it does that for you but with a more reasonable amount of solution. It also says it prolongs the life of the contact lenses, I don't know if I agree with that. Since the life expectancy of a contact lens is based on it getting cleaned properly I don't see that cleaning it properly will increase the life of the contact.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:15 PM
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Since the life expectancy of a contact lens is based on it getting cleaned properly I don't see that cleaning it properly will increase the life of the contact.
Wait, what?

I read this statement over and over and it still sounds like you said "The best way to make a contact lens last longer is to clean it real good, but cleaning it real good won't make it last longer."

Otherwise, there was some good information there. Do you know how this Clensatron thing actually works?

Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:35 PM
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I was saying that the best way to make it last as long as it is supposed to is to clean it well, cleaning something they way it is supposed to be cleaned shouldn't make it better than it was intended for.
Example, an Acuvue 2 contact is a 2 week disposable lens. That is how long the manufacturer and the FDA feels this lens is designed to last, those 2 weeks are based on taking the proper care of the lens they are not the starting point with additional time added for proper cleaning.
And here is the manufacturers page for those about to say Acuvue lenses are monthly replacement.
[url=http://www.jnjvision.com/contact_lenses.htm]ACUVUE® Contact Lens - Discover What ACUVUE® Contact Lenses Can Add to Your Life.[/url]
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:37 PM
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Forgot to answer the question, I don't know if they do or not but it seems they would but the only ones I have found online in the us are for a 700 model and they are about $35 plus shipping. A little less on ebay.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:57 PM
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Default Clensatron 300CL Picture

Hey, I found a picture of this beauty. It's very sleek and white, very much like a washing machine, appropriately.

It also kinda looks like a bread maker, doesn't it?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:49 AM
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Been using Clensatrons for many years. Prefer AC/DC models since I travel overseas a lot where power is different. I believe they do extend lens life. For one thing, less handling means less chance of tearing, and Consumer Reports has stated that many brands of lens can outlast their recommended time by careful usage. The machines do break down-i think I'm on my fourth one and it has a bad timer-but overall I continue to buy them...much less hassle for starters.
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I was saying that the best way to make it last as long as it is supposed to is to clean it well, cleaning something they way it is supposed to be cleaned shouldn't make it better than it was intended for.
Example, an Acuvue 2 contact is a 2 week disposable lens. That is how long the manufacturer and the FDA feels this lens is designed to last, those 2 weeks are based on taking the proper care of the lens they are not the starting point with additional time added for proper cleaning.
And here is the manufacturers page for those about to say Acuvue lenses are monthly replacement.
[url=http://www.jnjvision.com/contact_lenses.htm]ACUVUE® Contact Lens - Discover What ACUVUE® Contact Lenses Can Add to Your Life.[/url]
Okay, let me see if I understand. I'm a little fuzzy on this, too. So what you're saying is, if you have contact lenses that are designed to last for a month, you have the best chance of making them actually achieve this milestone if you clean them properly. If you don't they won't even last a month like they're supposed to, right?
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No question that you can shorten lens' life by not taking proper care; CR was saying that they can last much longer than what's on the package with proper care. I'm saying that the Clensatrons reduce the risk of mishandling and, because they are simple to use, the chance of consistent quality cleaning is greater when you use one.
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No question that you can shorten lens' life by not taking proper care; CR was saying that they can last much longer than what's on the package with proper care. I'm saying that the Clensatrons reduce the risk of mishandling and, because they are simple to use, the chance of consistent quality cleaning is greater when you use one.
In the words of Marge Simpson: "Mmmmm . . . I don't know." I'm always a little leery about wearing contact lenses longer than they were designed to be worn. If you got one of these Clensatron thingees, how would you know it was time to finally throw the contact lenses out? I hope people don't wait until they actually start to hurt.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:50 AM
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I'm a great believer in Consumer Reports and I've found that they are correct that lens can comfortably be worn longer than stated on the packaging. However, I'm not advocating anything; simply stating that the machines do a good job of cleaning with little effort on my part. I believe the Clensatron also reduces the risk of tearing the lens.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:21 AM
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I'm a great believer in Consumer Reports and I've found that they are correct that lens can comfortably be worn longer than stated on the packaging. However, I'm not advocating anything; simply stating that the machines do a good job of cleaning with little effort on my part. I believe the Clensatron also reduces the risk of tearing the lens.
Okay, so if you didn't look at the package to tell you when to change the lenses, how did you know when to do that?
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:05 AM
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Don't know about you, but I inspect my lens frequently. If I notice any deposits or if they don't feel right, I open a new pair. I've been wearing lens of some sort since 1969;
again, I'm not giving advice, just saying that I like using the Clensatrons (and am looking for another one).
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:04 AM
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Default A New Clensatron

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. . . I like using the Clensatrons (and am looking for another one).
Have you looked here?

http://www.rennington.com/clensatron.htm
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:22 AM
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Have you looked here?

http://www.rennington.com/clensatron.htm
Thanks for the link, Goldar.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the link, Goldar.
I'm guessing you found what you were looking for, then?
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:43 PM
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I wonder if geelmore got a replacement Clensatron?
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