Review: Clear Care Contact Lens Solution
I originally posted my Clear Care review back in 2008 and it has been a very popular entry so I'm reposting because even today, I still use it!
I have been wearing contact lenses since I got my first pair in 1997. So for me, that's 16 years. As the years passed by, my prescription has changed, unfortunately for the worse every time I went to the eye doctor.
In the last five years, every time I get my eyes checked, I have been told by the eye doctor that I would have to refrain from wearing contacts for at least 2 weeks to let my eyes heal and let a lot more oxygen into my eyes.
I wake up at 6AM every morning and put my contacts in and wear them for a good 14-16 hours a day. Then on top of that it doesn't help that I work with computers all day long.
I have used a plethera of different contact lens solutions and eye drops to help relieve the dryness and itchiness I go through on a daily basis.
I went from ReNu regular contact solution to the ReNu and Opti Free no rub contact solution, but to no avail, I still got the dryness by the end of the day, to the point where I feel like my contact lenses are stuck to my eyeballs.
In 2007, my optometrist suggested I use Clear Care Contact Lens Solution.
What is Clear Care?
According to their website, this is what is says: Experience the feeling of fresh, clean, more comfortable lenses—guaranteed. For a healthy choice, try Clear Care® One Bottle Solution for Cleaning & Disinfecting.
Ideal for all types of soft contact lenses, Clear Care is clinically proven #1 for comfort and clarity of vision. And silicone hydrogel contact lens wearers rate Clear Care better for cleaning than the leading multi-purpose solutions.
With the exceptional cleaning action of hydrogen peroxide, Clear Care cleans and disinfects lenses like no multi-purpose solution can.
Clear Care, with its triple-action power, bubbles to actively clean and remove protein from your lenses.
Clear Care kills germs and bacteria that can cause eye infections.
There is a difference in Clear Care compared to your traditional contact lens solutions. You must use the special case it comes with, which they give you a new one in every box you buy. Also, you will notice that the bottle tip is red, meaning that once you put the solution on your lenses, you can NOT put it back in your eyes as it will burn your eyes.
Here is how to use it using my own images: (I used my colored contacts so you can see it better)
1. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before touching your eye or your contacts.
2. Put each contact in the labeled L or R side of the lens holder.
3. Rinse both lenses with solution. I do this over the sink.
4. Fill up case with Clear Care solution up to line.
5. Drop the lens holder into the case and screw tight. Once in, you should already see it working when you see the bubbles.
6. Let it sit for at least 6 hours before using your contacts.
Can Clear Care be used with all types of soft contact lenses?
Yes. Clear Care is great for all types of contact lenses and is ideal for silicone hydrogel lenses, including: O2OPTIX™, NIGHT & DAY ®, PureVision®*, ACUVUE® ADVANCE™, and ACUVUE® OASYS.™*
Why do I have to use the lens case provided in the Clear Care pack for disinfecting my lenses?
Because there is no substitute for the lens case provided in the Clear Care pack. This lens case contains a unique neutralizing disc specially designed to neutralize Clear Care. It converts this powerful cleaning and disinfecting solution into a gentle saline solution, much like your own tears.
When my eye doctor suggested to use this, I am going to say this has been the best advice given to me. I love this stuff. My eye doctor prescribed me to use Acuvue Day and Night lenses as they allow more oxygen to pass through the lenses to your eyes. Technically, you can even sleep in these contacts. I personally like to take my lenses out every night to clean them and allow my eyes to get a breath of fresh air, but there are those times where I do get lazy and end up falling asleep with my contacts on. That rarely happens though.
When putting on my contacts in the morning, I no longer get that irritating feeling like my contacts haven't been fully cleaned. Even with the no rub solutions, I still felt like I have to rub off any dirt or preservatives that was left on there.
For those contact lens wearers, I would totally suggest using this method as a daily routine. The only downside is once you put your contacts in the solution you CANNOT wear them until at least 6 hours has passed. But if you're like me and you put them in the cleaning solution at night before you go to bed, then that shouldn't be a problem.
J.Rose Online Disclaimer: The product reviewed/shown in this post was purchased by me. Above review is my honest opinion after using the product myself and was not influenced by the company in any way.