“ Brand: Allergan / Lens Accessories: Solutions & Cleaners „
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I've worn contact lenses for about 14 years now and for thr avst majority of that time, my optician has recommended Oxysept to clean my lenses. I have monthly lenses these days.
Oxysept comes with a contact lens pot, a bottle of solution and some little pink tablets, which need to be added to the solution, in order for the contact lenses to be cleansed and renedered OK to put back in. This takes about six hours and the solution turns pink, when it's done. I have accidentally put lenses in my eye before it was fully neutralised - do not do this, it REALLY hurts, leaving your eyes red and swollen!
The system is pretty easy to work out, although be wary of where you leave the pot as it fizzez when the tablet is put in and can damage surfaces. (Though weirdly, the solution is good for getting stains out!) It does take a bit of storage too and a little extra space for the tablets (I seem to find them everywhere.) It's also very easy to drop the tablets, but there's so many of them, that it doesn't matter too much.
I have had a brief period of using a solution where no tablets were requried - the kind where you can take yuor lenses out for an hour or bob them in for five minutes if there's spmething on the lens. This is much more convenient and means that you can keep your lenses clean and give your eyes a little break if needed - it's harder to do this if you're using Oxysept because of the time it takes to clean them. Having said that, there may be worse ones out there.
I would like to go back to this system, but after an allergic reaction to a brand of contact lenses and several trips to the eye hospital, my optician wants me on Oxysept. So, not quite as convenient but the health of my eyes is more important.
So, it might not be for you, if you want things to be as quick as possible, but you should follow your opticians advice really - and they may decide this is the best for you! I'm not sure on price as mine is included with my contact lens package.
Oxysept is one of the most easy contact lens cleaning and preserving systems I have come across. The box contains a bottle of developing fluid, 30 days worth of tablets and a container to store and clean the contacts in.
With this contact lens system, it takes 6 hours to develop the solution, which is one of the shortest developing time requirements I've come across. Most other systems take about 8 hours, so if you need to plan when to wear your contact lenses, you'll be able to have these developed in a shorter time.
Another good thing about this contact lens system is that it comes with the developing tablets. These tablets clean the contact lenses and turns the liquid a pink colour when fully developed. Unlike other systems, with these, you can be sure that your contact lenses have been thoroughly cleaned and won't irritate your eyes when you put them in.
A problem I found with other systems that don't use tablets, is that, when the container or fluid don't work properly, the solution won't have developed, but through there not being a colour guide, I'd put the contacts in and have undeveloped, stinging solution in my eye. Undeveloped liquid is definitely not something you want anywhere near your eye, as it could cause your eye go get irritated and inflamed and could prevent you wearing your contact lenses for up to 24 hours.
This system is one of the best ones I've tried, the price varies from shop to shop, but you roughly pay between £7.50 to £10.00 for these and it's a 30 day supply.