When deciding on the best contact solution, you need to take into account that there are two types. Multipurpose contact lens solutions come in both "no-rub" and "easy rub" solutions. "No Rub" is the most popular because it requires the least amount of work and time. However, there are some researchers that state that rubbing the lenses results in a cleaner lens. Some eye care professionals suggest a short, 10-second period of rubbing removes more protein deposits than a longer rinse. I have used both and find that it can be a personal decision, but even with the "no-rub" solutions, I still give them a quick rub before popping them in my case. Below are my top 5 contact solutions that are the quickest, easiest and most effective.
OPTI-FREE EXPRESS Lasting Comfort Formula uses a triple action solution to clean and condition your lenses. Not only do your lenses clean themselves overnight, but they absorb moisture that lasts throughout the day. And their unique formula prevents irritating protein buildup. Read Full Review
My top choice for best contact solution is OPTI-FREE EXPRESS Lasting Comfort Formula. As a no-rub solution, this formula cleans, disinfects and stores all in one shot. It is safe and effective for silicone hydrogels, as well as all other types of soft contact lenses. With its triple action cleaning agents, the solution cleans your lenses in the case while conditioning them to retain moisture and prevent protein buildup all through the day. The result; longer lasting comfort and a smooth, silky feel all day long.
Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution is a different type of contact lens solution that deep cleans your lenses like no other. Their powerful formula requires certain safety standards such as never using the solution in your eye, or never rinsing the lens before placing it in your eye. Contacts MUST remain in the special case, supplied with every bottle, for at LEAST 6 hours before using your lenses. Read Full Review
Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution is a top choice for effective lens care. With their Triple-Action cleaning process, Clear Care uses hydrogen peroxide for a deep clean, a built-in surfactant to loosen dirt and debris and bubbling action to remove protein deposits. This solution is different from a multi-purpose cleaner and must be used differently. Each package comes with its own case that is specifically designed for their formulation. Be sure to use that case and NOT your typical flat contact lens case. Contacts MUST soak for at least 6 hours to neutralize the formula to be safe for your eyes and NEVER rinse, just pop your contacts into your eyes right after rinsing with the solution. And last, NEVER place the solution directly into your eye.
Aquify Multi-Purpose Solution is a quick and highly effective way to clean and disinfect your contact lenses. And it comes with its own unique PRO-GUARD contact lens case that actually works with the solution to prevent lens contamination 40% more than other cases. A great way to keep your lenses clean and your eyes healthy. Read Full Review
Aquify Multi-Purpose Solution comes equipped with a special PRO-GUARD lens case that is clinically proven to prevent lens contamination by up to 40%. This solution is perfect for silicone hydrogel lenses and all other types of soft contact lenses. This solution is quick and effective, requiring only 5 minutes to clean, disinfect and moisturize. And the solution works directly with the PRO-GUARD case, which is made of a special plastic that is infused with an anti-microbial agent. These little silver ions are activated by solution, and as the case is exposed to moisture the anti-microbial agent is released gradually to the surface of the case. This is where it prevents bacteria from attaching and growing like it does in other cases.
Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution takes its cue from the biology of your eyes. Their advanced lens formula is PH balanced to match your natural tears while using a lubricant that is found naturally in the eye. This solution fights germs and provides lenses with long lasting moisture. Read Full Review
Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution is inspired by the biology of your eyes to provide advanced lens care. Their special formula uses a lubricant that is found in your natural tears, and it is PH balanced to match healthy tears. Biotrue prevents tear proteins from forming on the lens, while fighting germs. This dual-disinfection system is a popular choice for contact lens wearers as it provides lenses with the moisture they need to provide all day comfort. The multi-purpose solution is quick, effective and safe way to care for your lenses.
Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution really feels like it renews your contact lenses. Giving you that brand new pair feeling, this solution prevents protein buildup and makes it unnecessary to use a separate enzyme cleaner. This quick and effective way to clean your lenses is great for todays active lifestyle. Read Full Review
Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution cleans your lenses so thoroughly it is as if you are popping in a new pair of contact lenses every day. With daily cleaning and disinfecting, Renu prevents enzymes and protein buildup from forming and therefore eliminates the necessity of an enzyme cleaner. A simple solution for cleaning, disinfecting and storing your lenses, this formula is proven to rejuvenate your lenses and cushion them in moisture.