Best Contact Solution
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 Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution
Ciba Vision Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution
Aquify Multi-Purpose Solution
Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution
Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution
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 & 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 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 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 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.