Contact lens solutions are designed to keep your lenses clean and fresh – helping your eyes stay healthy and your lenses feel comfortable. You’ll need to use a cleaning solution if you have twice-monthly or monthly lenses.
What is contact lens solution?
Contact lens solution is a carefully balanced formulation of sterile constituents that is used to clean and disinfect contact lenses. There are many different types of solutions and brands, but most of them contain a combination of a surface acting agent, a preservative or alternate disinfection agent, and a wetting and/or comfort agent. These properties make sure the lenses stay wet and hydrated when on the surface of the eye. Storing lenses in solution when they are not in use means they are kept in top condition and are ready for when you next want to wear them.
Always remember the golden rule: if in doubt, take them out.
Every time you place your lenses on your eyes ask yourself three simple questions:
- Are my lenses comfy?
- Am I seeing clearly?
- Are my eyes white and looking healthy?
If you answer ‘no’ to any of the above, you should contact us as soon as possible.
What contact lens solution should I use?
Your optician will be able to advise which solution is best for you.
Voluntary recall of CooperVision easyvision easypurpose contact lens solution
We have been advised of a voluntary recall by manufacturer CooperVision of its easyvision easypurpose contact lens solution.