Contact lens solutions are designed to clean and disinfect contact lenses after use. They must be used with all reusable lenses (monthlies and two weeklies). Below are three popular multipurpose solutions that are suitable to be used with all soft reusable contact lenses. These three options all contain preservatives. If you have sensitive eyes or allergies, you may require a preservative-free cleaning and disinfection solution. Please consult your eyecare professional if this is the case.
Mimics the eye environment to disinfect the lens and kills 99.9% of germs. It also contains the lubricant hyaluronan, which is found naturally in the eye and provides up to 20 hours of lens moisture. The lenses need to be soaked in the solution for at least 4 hours.
Best price: £7.30 for 300ml from Amazon
Provides greater than 99.9% kill-rate against both forms of Acanthamoeba and has broad spectrum disinfection properties against other harmful microorganisms found in the eye. Provides 16 hours of comfort after an overnight soak in the solution
Best price: £19.46 for 2x320ml from Amazon
Contains the wetting agent HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, which embeds itself onto the lens surface to keep lenses moist and hydrated for 16 hours. It removes lipids and protein deposits on the lens surface as well as disinfecting germs. Lenses need to be soaked in the solution for at least 6 hours.
Best price: £7.92 for 300ml from Amazon