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Clear Care Contact Lens Solution Can Make Your Eyes Burn

Reviewing: Ciba Vision Clear Care  |  Rating:
moonbeam973 By moonbeam973 on
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Clear Care Contact Lens Solution

Ciba Vision's Clear Care is a sterile solution for soft contact lenses. The solution cleans, disinfects, and removes protein from all soft and RGP contact lenses. I purchased a 12 fluid ounce bottle of it at my local Wal-Mart for about $7.00.

Each bottle of this no-rub solution comes with its own unique lens case, which is convenient. The case is easy to use and must be used with Clear Care. According to the directions on the bottle, Clear Care cannot be used with standard flat lens cases.

Clear Care claims to be "clinically proven #1 in comfort." To be honest, I think this lens solution was less comfortable than Renu Multiplus or even Equate (the Wal-Mart brand). It doesn't help that you cannot rinse your lenses with Clear Care before you put them in your eyes. I made the mistake of doing that once, and I will never do it again. I noticed some small bit of debris on one of my lenses when I removed it from the case and, thinking that this was just like any other lens cleaning solution, I put a few drops of it on my contact lens and proceeded to rub it right before I inserted it into my eye. It felt like my eye was on fire for several minutes and, even after the pain went away, that eye was red for the rest of the day. So, if you are going to use this solution, I suggest keeping a bottle of regular lens cleaning solution on hand, in case you need to use it to rub your contacts before putting them in your eyes.

That's the only big drawback to using Clear Care. If I need another brand of contact lens cleaning solution just for those occasions when I need to rub my lenses with it, I may as well just buy a flat case to use with that other brand and not buy the Clear Care. It's inconvenient not being able to rub your contacts with your cleaning solution.

The Clear Carecase is a little different, but it's easy to use. Unscrew the cap to remove it. As you are holding the cap, you notice that, attached to it, is a place for each lens (left and right). Flip each side open, insert the correct lens, and then flip each one closed again. Rinse with the solution for 5 seconds. Fill the case with solution (there is a fill line), and then replace the lens holder/cap. Lenses must be stored for at least 6 hours in order for the solution to neutralize. And, as I stated previously, you do NOT want this solution in your eyes before it has had a chance to neutralize.