“ Brand: Bausch and Lomb / Type: Case „
I wear contact lenses most of the time. I've worn contact lenses since I was in my teens (I'm in my 30's now), and so I've had years of experience with the lenses and the solutions and the lens cases. I wear both the monthly disposable contact lenses and the daily disposable contact lenses, I wear the monthly lenses most of the time, and I use the daily lenses for travelling.
I swap and change my contact lens solution all the time, I'm not loyal to any one particular brand. But I do generally gravitate towards the Bausch & Lomb Renu solution. I find it to be a gentle but effective solution, and I also really like the Bausch & Lomb flat screw top lens cases that are supplied with the Renu solution.
I've used all sorts of contact lens cases over the years, some I've liked, and some I've hated. I particularly dislike the barrel style contact lens cases as I always manage to nick a piece out of one or both of my contact lenses when I use these. I much prefer the flat contact lens cases as I find them easy to use, and they don't damage my lenses.
Not all flat contact lens cases are created equal though. I've used various different flat contact lens cases over the years, supplied with various different solutions, and some haven't worked quite as well as others - they've split, they've leaked etc. I've found that the best quality flat screw top lens cases are the Bausch & Lomb ones.
Normally when you buy contact lens solution, or are supplied with it from your opticians, you get contact lens cases along with the solution. You should change your contact lens case every month for hygiene reasons. I've read a few reviews on contact lens solution / cases whereby people seem to keep and use the same contact lens case for months on end, even years sometimes..... I have to admit that this grosses me out somewhat, surely you would think that people would be as clean, careful and hygienic as possible with something as important as their contact lens case, but obviously not! I'm lucky in that I can always request extra cases from my opticians should I need them, and he always gives me these Bausch & Lomb cases as he knows that I prefer these, but I've also seen them for sale on both Amazon and ebay should you need to buy just the cases.
The Bausch & Lomb flat screw top lens cases are very sleek and simple, they're just a flat white case with two separate compartments marked L and R for your left and right lenses, it's important not to mix your lenses up even if you have the same prescription in each eye, again for hygiene reasons. The tops screw off easily to reveal the little bowl compartment for each contact lens, and there's a little fill line about three quarters of the way up each bowl to show you where to add contact lens solution up to. The bowls don't have any sharp edges, so when you dip you finger in to take your contact lenses back out they don't catch or get damaged at all. The tops screw back on very tightly and very securely and the cases don't leak at all, I've never had a Bausch & Lomb case leak in all the years I've been using them, and they're usually thrown into an already overstuffed handbag along with loads of other junk.
Because the cases are so slim and sleek, they're easy to take out and pop into the smallest of handbags or clutch bags. I always like to take my contact lens case out filled with some saline, so that if I need to take my contact lenses out for some reason I can just pop them in my lens case and not have to throw them away.
It's important to always rinse out and clean your contact lens case each time you've used it, I just rinse my case out with a small amount of my contact lens solution and then I let it air dry.
I'd definitely recommend the Bausch & Lomb flat screw top lens cases, they're very good quality and they don't damage your contact lenses.
Purchased a couple of these little contact lens cases from my optician the last time I was in buying contact lens solution. I have collected various lens cases over the years and find that they are handy to have as I like to take my lenses out for short periods of time when my eyes become dry and uncomfortable later in the day.
These Bausch and Lomb cases cost me £1.50 each from the optician and i was pleased with the quality of them. The are not thin and flimsy like some of the other more expensive cases that I have bought in the past. Instead, these are made of a good thick material which feels sturdy and would easily withstand the odd drop on the floor. The case itself consists of two wells with screw on lids. The lids have an L and an R on the tops so that you put the lens from each eye into the corresponding well and therefore cannot get them muddled up when you put them back in again. This prevents any infections transferring from one eye to the other and any confusion if like me you happen to have a different prescription lens for each eye.
I also find these cases particularly easy to clean, simply soak them overnight in some boiling water or saline and they are fresh and ready to use again.
Overall these are handy little cases which are reasonably priced.
I am seriously short-sighted. Glasses at seven. Bi-focals at fifteen - and what teenager wants those. The first thing I do when I wake up is reach for my glasses, which have to be in hands reach or I trip over things on the way to the bathroom to put my contacts in. The lenses in said glasses had to come all the way from Japan as Nikkon were the only ones able to do thin enough lenses at the power they had to be. Specsavers is unfortunately not an option for disposable contact lenses and my optician keeps not answering the question on how high a prescription level my hiighly astigmatic ridiculously high powered contact lenses go.
So, as you can see, I am stuck with the need for a contact lens case rather than being sent disposables through the post.
I do love to travel. But both my glasses - which have their own metal and well cushioned case - and my lenses have to travel safely with me, or I go all that way and see blur - and not the band, just blur. I would consider moving to just the glasses but to drive I need the lenses for the fully funtionalg peripheral vision I get from lenses over my trendy but narrow field glasses. Plus, having the back-up of the lenses was essential when one lens fell out of my glasses and it needed an optician to get it to stay where it belonged.
So, I do have an absolute requirement for a contact lens case which will keep my contacts hydrated, not leak and will also take some serious punishement traveling without taking it out on their precious and horribly expensive but vulnerable contents.
I have used both the cases which you can get with new bottles of contact lens solutions and more permanant cases. Back in the day I had little choice but to use Baush and Lomb cases as they were the only ones which went in the boiler unit which I had to use to disinfect the leses. When better solutions came along, I kept the same brand as they were sturdy and did not leak.
I was unfaithful with the lens case included with solution cases, which did have the advantage of having different coloured tops for lefty lens and righty lens. This may be just a design element for those with only a small level of short-sightedness but when your focal point is just past the end of your nose a blue blur is much easier to differentiate from a white blur and makes it so much easier to put the lens in the right place. This is especially important when you are even more short-sighted in one eye than the other - putting the wrong one in does make one eye seriously blurry.
Unfortunately Bausch and Lomb does not tend to colour differentiate and it is a case of peering very, very closely to make sure lefty and righty - which are both extreme prescription level but differ in just how strong the prescription is significantly - go in the right place. The case does look sleeker all one colour but I think the different colour option is one they should adopt a lot more widely to help their most short-sighted customers.
So why do I keep using this case?
Because it is very, very sturdy and very, very secure. It is harder work to use this case but it has never leaked on me, never broken - despite being dragged up mountains, across rivers and being thrown around in my luggage. I have taken this case with me to every extreme of conditions there are and from the top of mountains to the tropical rainforest it has never let me down.
It let me see those things.
The plastic is just that strong. The seal is that good. The screw top stays shut but opens easily. And it cleans without warping ensuring your leses remain hygenic.
It can be a pain finding these, with places like Boots pushing their own brand, but Lloyds and especially the internet will provide between £1.49 to £4.99.
So I will continue to use these, even if I will spend a little longer next time I replace the case looking for one from this brand with some colour differentiation as peering is a nuisance.
Before I had my eyes IOled, I used this contact lense case to keep my lenses clean and moist.
Basically you can have lenses that are monthly, or daily. Monthly lenses need to be kept in special solution overnight, before you pop them in in the morning. The daily lenses come in their own little pouch of moisture, however I always found that it wasnt moist enough. I put my daily lenses in one capsule each, squirted in the solution and sloshed it around gently. I found I was then able to keep the lenses in for longer.
This container has two seperate compartments, with a screw top on each. This is water tight and once shut can be put in a bag or just left on the side, so if your away somewhere for the night you know your lenses are safe.
You can measure the solution by the lines inside the capsule, and it should be enough to cover the lense but not be so much that the lid is hard to screw on.
This design is different from the specsavers version which you put the lenses into and then is inserted into a long tube. I found this one easier to use because I often didnt need both lense caps off and could just use one to hold each lense in turn as I rinsed it.
Its a very simple bit of plastic that will keep your monthly lenses safe or clean your dailies. It costs around £2 and there are a lot of similar products on the market that you may be able to get free if you buy contact lenses.
So how do I write a review about a contact lens case that I own, it's kind of hard so forgive me if this is a very short review but I'll go in to as much details as you possibly can about a contact lens case.
Firstly for those that do not know these are simply used to store contact lenses. You get too different type of cases, these are the original old school style, but in more recent years the Barrel cases have become more popular especially for the peroxide solutions which require a catalyst neutraliser. In fact Specsavers only have barrel cases for any type of solution.
These cases are more useful for the multi-purpose solutions and for soft contact lenses. The design of the case is very basic and uses a simply screw on mechanism for the lids. There are two compartments which of course is for your right and left eye. They are marked so you know which one contains which lens. If you have the same prescription for both eyes then this won't matter but of course it is vital if you have different powers for either eye like myself.
There is a lined inside the compartment once you open the lid. This allows you to see how much solution you need to pour in to get full coverage for the lens. However I feel this line is put a little too high in order for you to use more solution than necessary. This is beneficial to the company as it then requires you to buy more expensive solution and hence by doing something as simple as putting a line a few mm higher than necessary it can result in making a lot more money from solution.
The cost can vary anywhere from £1.50-£2.50, however generally the best value of money comes when you purchase this with the contact lens solution itself, as usually most solutions come with a contact lens case. However they are cheaper than the barell cases which cost a minimum of £3 and again are best value when bought with the solutions.
You need to always thoroughly wash the case after each use, as the dirt from the lenses builds up at the bottom of the compartment. Unlike with the barrel cases it is important to insert the lenses in to the compartment in the correct way. Here you need to put them inside with the eye touching side of the lens face down. This ensures that the dirt does not stay on the lens.
Overall I would give these three stars, as they get the job done and essentially good at storing contact lenses. The reason I only give three stars is due to preferring the barrel cases and not having the option of a catalyst neutraliser which I feel is a more effective type of solution. Overall if you simply want something temporary to store lenses then this gets the job done.
When I wore monthly contact lenses I had lots of these cases around the house and in various different handbags. There was nothing worse than needing to take out your lenses after a long day and not having a case to put them in meaning you either had to throw them away, not a great option if they were a new pair, or you had to keep them in with your eyes getting increasingly drier and sorer.
I have different prescriptions in my eyes, one is a bit stronger than the other so the thing I loved about these cases is that they had left and right marked on the caps so when you took out your right eye you could put it in the right case and vice versa, then you never had to worry that you had the wrong lens in the wrong eye.
According to the information on these lens cases they are specially designed lens case for gas permeable (GP) contact lenses for use during GP lens disinfection, protein removal, and storage. My eyes always felt fresh when I first put these lenses in, it was as if I was putting brand new lenses in every morning so I think they did a good job of storage and cleaning overnight.
The caps on these cases screwed on and off and I always found them quite easy to get into. Once they were closed they really did provide quite a nice tight seal so I never had any problem with contact lens solution seeping out. This was great as it meant I could carry these in my bag without having to worry about a wet bag and also meant that they kept my lenses nice and moist and that they never dried out.
I found it quite easy to get the lenses out of the case once you had stored them in there. I just used my index finger and scooped them out and because there were ridges in the lens well it meant you could use this to help you.
You can pick up these cases sometimes when you bought a bottle of contact solution for free or they were a couple of pounds on their own and are a contact lens case I recommend.
In the past I have purchased contact lens solution that comes with a lens case, however, I realised that I was probably paying more for this privilege and then I started to look in to buying the solution just on its own and then I ended up needing a lens case after my last one become leaky. I prefer screw top cases anyway for my lenses so this seemed like the ideal purchase. I paid just £1.49 for this case and so far I have used it for a few months now.
This case is nothing too special to look at but I didn't choose it for its beauty, I chose it for its low price and the reviews I had already read on it. This case has two compartments, one for each lens, with shallow areas that allow me to use a small amount of solution which saves me money but because of the design I know that my lenses are kept clean and ready for me to use whenever.
I have found that this lens case works incredibly well for me. The depth of the wells is reasonable, my lenses stay clean and pristine in this case and I do not have to worry about losing my lenses or damaging them.
Using this case is very simple, just unscrew the lid, squeeze in your solution in to each of the wells, put your relevant lens in the L or R compartment, screw the lid back up and then leave until you need them next. It takes just a few seconds to use and it is so simple for me to use or even my husband if he wears lenses.
I find this case so simple to clean. I can see instantly if there is any dirt in this and I just use one of the 10p 2 pack of toothbrushes that I buy from Tesco or Sainsburys for numerous cleaning tasks. I give the case a quick scrub with a clean, fresh, toothbrush and then leave to dry before topping up the solution again and commencing usage.
I am really pleased with these contact lenses. I find that the maintenance of the case is very simple, I can remove the lid even without having to put my glasses on and I can tell quite easily which is which (L or R) as I had a case in the past that I had to put my glasses on just to see which was which this is a huge factor for me when choosing a case! The lid is strong, I am able to take this case somewhere else with me if I am going to be staying away from home for the evening. The price of this case was very reasonable and I have no faults with mine at all.
I have previously reviewed on here my total dissatisfaction with the case I am provided with by my optician. It's the Barrel style case I am referring to which to me damages lenses, doesn't keep as clean and is way too fiddly. I simply refuse to use them and am starting to amass a stock pile. So I have purchased a few packs of these for under £1 each from an online store from B and L, a company I have never heard of before.
What you get here is a small case for contact lenses. It is made of plastic, in this case a tough durable plastic that will survive drops and provide solid protection to your lenses. In terms of being made solid the screw lids are the strengths here. Even with minimal effort the screw motion is easy and it locks in tight meaning that the lenses are very secure. I have no worries of this falling off, or the cap coming loose. Great protection!
The device is very small and the lens fits in snugly. It takes very little fluid to fill them up and they are not excessively deep so it means you don't waste fluid, even though you probably have too much already. To remove the lens you stick in your finger and it sticks and out it comes. This is one side people don't like as the lens is harder to get out than the barrel cases but basically there is too much risk of damage to the lens from the barrel case in my opinion and I prefer not to use them.
This has served to keep my lens nice and clean providing good moisture. The one hygiene issue here is that because you touch it all the time the dust and dirt of your finger gets into the tub. It gets in the cracks and inevitably finds its way in meaning you need to clean these quite often. They definitely keep the lens more clean than the barrel cases but they do need more maintenance. Cleaning the device intended to keep clean ironic.
I have used these to travel about with and they have always stayed tight and are easier to carry and I feel much more safer with this than with the barrel style. I feel its much more easier to manage, with less risk and no risk of catching the lens in the case as with the barrel.
Lens cases are ideal for those with weekly or monthly disposable contact lenses, but I am now a wearer of daily disposables and glasses. I find dailies to be much more hygenic, but the main reason for my use of them is that I don't wear them often. I have used weekly and monthly lenses in the past and my use of the Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case was during this period of time.
The Bausch and Lomb cases are quite slimline and more compact than the barrel style cases I have used in the past, but there are always positive and negative points with all products. Another positive is that each lens case uses just a small quantity of lens solution, meaning you can replace the solution each time and not get through a great deal of solution.
Each container has two seperate compartments to store the lenses seperately, and this means contamination is kept to a minimum. The seals of the screw top lids never failed me. The first obvious issue is hygiene. Using weekly or monthly lenses always carries its risks, you are also advised to clean the cases regularly and thoroughly and also replace them as often as is possible.
The slim profile of the case allows you to carry them discreetly and comfortably, the case also sits well on a flat surface for when you are applying them. The only other issue I can actually find with this product is that the compartments can be a bit fiddly to access for those with larger hands. The compartments can be difficult to retrieve lenses from, but overall I find them a better solution than other cases I have used in the past.
The lenses are available online and from some chemists at around the £1.50 mark each. I would recommend them, but there are always hygiene risks with lens cases and it is advisable to change the solution regularly.
I've been wearing contact lenses for quite a few years now, and I seemed to have acquired a couple of these Bausch and Lomb Lens Cases over the years after going to my Opticians for check-ups. Normally, I have a 3-monthly supply of lenses and solutions sent to me, and within that pack, I would also be given a barrel type case for storing my lenses. But the problem I found with the barrel type cases was that you couldn't really carry them around in your jacket pocket because they created an unsightly bulge. Hence, this slimmer Bausch and Lomb case seemed to be the answer to my predicament.
What is it? Well, it is a simple storage case for your contact lenses. You basically have 2 flat containers fixed side by side to create 2 storage receptacles that can be filled with fluid. Each container also has a separate screw on lid which creates a very effective seal to keep the fluid and lens contained (Of note, I've never had any issues of leakage from these containers). To help you identify which lens is which, one lid is blue (must be an older version shown in the DooYoo picture), the other is white, and just to be really sure that you don't mix your lenses up, they have also put a raised L on the white lid to indicate that is for the Left lens.
Inside the receptacles you only need to place a small amount of fluid in each one, just enough to submerge your lens into, and the bottom of the receptacle is also slightly concave so that your lens will sit nicely within it. So put the fluid in, put your lens in, screw on the top and your lenses get a good soak for the night or when not in use.
How is it in use? The case is very straight forward to use, and the slim line profile means that it is easy to carry within your jacket pocket or within your bag. Take it out of your pocket and you'll find that it will sit nice and stable on a flat surface to allow you to retrieve your lenses.
Negative points? In truth, I do have 2 slight issues with the design of this case. The first is to do with the way the lens are stored within it. With the barrel type case, the lenses are held in a cage within the receptacle. So when you put your lenses in the container to soak, all the rubbish, dirt etc will fall off the lenses and fall to the bottom of the receptacle away from your lenses. With this Bausch and Lomb version, all the rubbish/dirt will sit with the lens in the bottom of the container, meaning that your lens is still 'dirty' when you go to put it back in your eye again. Possible hygiene issues? Hence, I only use this case as a temporary storage if I need to take my lenses out at work.
The other issue is to do with the retrieval of the lenses from the receptacle. With the storage area being so small, and your lens sat in the bottom of it, to retrieve the lens you need to push your finger right into the fluid to hook the lens out. This often has the effect of causing the fluid to overflow, and hence creates a mess. Minor point again, but one worth highlighting.
In summary, this is a good case that provides adequate and safe storage for your contact lenses. It is leak proof with a slim line profile meaning it is easy to carry around. However, you have that issue with the dirt etc sitting with the lens in the bottom of the case, and then you have that mess it can create trying to get the lens out of the case. So balancing everything up, I would give this Bausch and Lomb Lens Case a 3* recommendation.
I get my contact lenses from a local chemist that's run privately, my payments are cheaper doing it this way but means i have to purchase my own lens cleaner and cases myself and are not included with my lenses. This does add up on top of my lens price each month. I prefer buying the barrel cases from amazon uk as they are cheap but thought id give the bausch and lomb case a try.
Bausch and lomb screw top lens case can be bought from Boots, or Lloyds the pharmacies. I purchased a couple of the cases from Lloyds, these were cheap costing only £1.49.
Bausch and lomb screw top lens case are the more common style of cases and if you are on a package with your lenses you will probably be familiar with this case as they come free with the lenses.
Bausch and lomb screw top lens case are white in colour and made from plastic. It has two compartments on the one case, they store one lens in each compartment. Each compartment has a shallow dish that the lens sits inside and has a screw on top. The case measures 6 cm long and is slim so its handy for sliding in a pocket side my handbag.
Its easy to fill with cleaning solution and doesn't take much filling because they are shallow dishes however enough to cover the contact lens is fine. After leaving my lenses over night they were clean, sterilised, and moist so it does its job well.
I personally found screwing the lids on very fiddly as they are small and no good for my large tubby fingers. I much prefer the barrel style and will be going back to them. I do recommend the Bausch and lomb screw top lens case as they are more popular style amongst contact lens wearers just not for me.
Until recently, I've always had my contact lens cases delivered regularly to my house as part of a complete package from Specsavers. Earlier this year, I downgraded my package as I was building up a surplus of cleaning solution. Unfortunately, as well as cancelling the cleaning solution, I no longer receive any replacement storage cases so I have been looking around for some cheap alternatives. Luckily, nipping into a branch of Boots opticians resulted in the kind assistant giving me a couple of these Bausch and Lomb contact lens cases for free!
Unlike the barrel style cases I've previously used, this style of case is very shallow with each lens being stored separately, with an adjoining strip of plastic to keep the two halves together. Both halves have an individual screw top lid which has proven to be totally secure and leak-proof, even when I've taken the case in a bag on holiday. It is easy to differentiate between each lens as the lids are colour coded (blue and white) with the white lens also being marked with an L, marked out in a series of raised bumps, like a braille effect.
Each shallow disc only needs a small amount of cleaning solution to ensure that the lens is suitably covered, although the lens does have a habit of bobbing about on the surface of the solution before becoming properly immersed. Despite this, the lenses have always remained soft and moist after storage, even if they have been left for a couple of days between uses.
The case is totally fit for purpose, being small, lightweight and secure. Despite this, I actually much prefer the design of the barrel case. For one thing, I seem to end up mislaying this case quite easily because of its flat slimline design. It is also harder to locate each individual lens as I have to chase it around a pool of solution, rather than just picking it straight out of each basket. I also prefer how the basket suspends each lens in the solution, rather than resting directly in the solution as in this case. When I remove each lens from this case I can't help noticing the debris that remains in the solution (such as small fragments of dust and mascara) and I don't think this method is as hygienic, as the lenses remain directly in contact with all of the debris that has been missed by my original cleaning. I do always make sure I rinse my lenses more thoroughly after using this case.
In all, this is a perfectly functional and secure method of storing contact lenses between uses and certainly appreciated as a little freebie. If I had to part with cash for a case, this wouldn't be the one that I'd choose, however, and will more than likely revert back to a barrel case in the near future.
As you may have seen from previous reviews I wear contact lenses all the time. I do have an old pair of glasses but these no longer have the correct strength lenses in them so my contact lenses are what I rely on everyday. I always get 6 months worth of lenses at a time meaning I only have to go and get the twice a year, however in this package it is not just the contact lenses I receive but also Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Cases, I receive one case a month so every time I have a new pair of lenses I use a new case as well. These cases are slightly different cases to the barrel type cases I have previously reviewed as these ones are designed to minimise the amount of solution you use at any one time
My Contact Lens cases do not actually come in any packaging as they come as part of my contact lens package and are stored inside the box with my solution and lenses. The cases are made from a white plastic, which although not overly thick to appear to be quite strong, the plastic does not bend at all which makes me feel confident that my lenses are safe inside the case. With the lids removed the case is basically 2 shallow plastic wells which are moulded together. The whole case is quite small measuring 6cm x 3cm 1.5cm, as you can see the wells are very shallow, they are purposely designed in this way as it means that you use the minimum amount of solution needed whilst at the same time keeping your lenses fully covered with the solution inside the well. The wells have slightly sloped edges which makes removing the lenses from the case easy as you can simply slide the lens up the side on your finger.
Each well is covered with a round plastic lid, these are made from the same strong white plastic that the rest of the case is made from. The lids simply screw on and off of the top of each well and are slightly textured around the edges this helps to grip them better should your hands be a bit wet. Both lids are labelled, one with and L and the other with an R, obviously this stands for left and right so you know which lenses goes in which eye, this may seem a bit obvious but I have been known to put the wrong lenses in the wrong eye in the mornings so having the lids labelled does help to minimise this problem.
The Screw Top lens case is quite water tight (well solution tight) you do have to make sure you do not over fill the wells and also make sure the lids are screwed on very tightly, I can easily fill up my lens case with solution and take it out for the day in my bag and the solution stays where it is meant to, inside the case. I have had cases in the past which have allowed the solution to leak out no matter how tight the lids where which defeats the object of even taking a case and solution with you, but with the Bausch and Lomb case you do not have to worry none of the solution leaks out at all.
The Bausch and Lomb contact lens case is suitable for all contact lenses, it is important to have a contact lens case of some sort to store your lenses in when you are not wearing them as it helps to prevent them from drying out whilst cleaning and sterilising them at the same time removing any dirt that has built up over the day. All of the contact lens cases are sterile meaning that after storing your lenses in one of the cases with a small amount of your regular solution they are ready to wear straight away. The tight fitting lids also mean that no dirt can get into the wells.
As I have mentioned I receive my contact lens cases as part of my package from my opticians, however these case are also available to purchase from both pharmacies and also some opticians, they are not very expensive to buy, I have seen them online for £1.50 so they are really cheap to replace, the cost I assume depends on where you purchase them from but as I do not buy mine I cannot go into too much detail about the pricing side of things.
I would definitely recommend the Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Cases, they are an ideal size and fit easily into your handbag no matter how small it is, they do not leak and all and I can feel confident that when my lenses are store in the case they are being kept clean and safe from damage and dirt. The strong plastic makes the cases very durable and also gives the lenses inside extra protection as it means they cannot get bent or torn. The cases are also cheap to replace should you need to do so, I usually change mine once as month as recommended by my option, I have a new case every time I have a new pair of lenses. I will definitely continue to use these contact lens cases as they are a lot more economical by not requiring much solution in each well at a time so they are definitely worth the money.
I have previously wrote a review on the barrel style contact lens case, which to be totally honest I find annoying and fiddly, and so my preference has always been for the screw lid variety of lens case. I wear monthly disposable lenses rather than daily and so a good lens case is essential for storage and cleaning. I have always used Bausch and Lomb contact lens solution and often when I purchase a bottle of solution, one of these screw top lens cases comes free with it, although I'm sure that you can purchase such a case.
The Bausch and Lomb screw top case that I have at the moment came free with my solution, and unlike the picture above, one of the lids of my case is blue, whilst the other is clear. Most contact lens cases offer two separate compartments marked left and right and this case is no exception. Since the prescription for my both my lenses is the same, I tend to just put my lenses in either side, although I know that an optometrist would not be terribly pleased to hear my say that, since I suppose I should be keeping them separate in the interests of avoiding infection. Anyway, for those that do need to keep their left and right lenses separate, the two compartments are very useful.
Unlike the barrel style contact lens case, I find it easy to place my lenses into each compartment, even if I am doing it on the go, for example in the car in the dark on the way home from somewhere. The barrel style case has cages that you need to put your lenses onto before shutting it, whereas these two compartments just have screw lids which you take off, pour your solution into and then place your lenses into. The other thing that I prefer about this particular case in comparison to the barrel style case is that it seems to require less solution to fill each compartment. I seem to go through more solution when using the barrel case. Also, there is much less leakage from this case as compared to the barrel case, and obviously with the expense of solution this is a useful benefit.
All in all, for the handiness and the fact that you don;t need as much solution to store your lenses, this is definitely the case for me, and is the one that I would always choose over the barrel style case, and even better when you are getting it free with Bausch and Lomb solution!
This Bausch and Lomb contact lens case is not something I use that often as I wear monthly disposable contact lens. However my optician gave me this case as he wanted me to have somewhere to clean and store my lens overnight if I felt my eyes getting gritty or sore.
This lens case is very small and fits nicely into the palm of my hand which means it is nice and easy to use and small enough to carry around in my handbag if I need too. There are two shallow dishes for each lens and the tops are handily marked with a R for right and L for left. This ideal for me as each eye has a different prescription so its important that I don't mix them up.
There is a screw lid for each shallow dish section and these I find both tighten and come loose with ease and can be done single handily. I actually have taken these in my handbag on occasions when I have stayed overnight at friends in case I have any problems and need to rinse my lens out. I have noticed that when they are in my bag and being jostled about the lens cleaning solution inside never leaks out at all so the lids really do provide a great seal.
When cleaning my lens I always place some cleaning solution in my palm place the lens in the palm and then use more solution to clean and rinse. Then I fill the dish up in the case and drop the lens in the solution. I do notice how well the solution and the design of the dish keep the lens suspended. This is great as it means the lens gets a good soak as the solution can get to all areas without any plastic in the way.
I have noticed on occasions if I have been carrying the case that the lens can get stuck to the lid so I always give it a little shake now before opening it if it has moved around to ensure it hasn't stuck to the top. If the case has remained on a flat surface overnight then this is never a problem at all
The thing I like about this dish style is that the lens sits nicely in there and there is no fiddling around with cages unlike a barrel lens case which just gets me a bit frustrated as I have to clasp the cage in and out and then place it in the solution.
The other advantage I think this dish style of case has over a barrel case is that less solution is needed for the cleaning and hence this will save you some money in the long run too.
My optician gave me my case as part of my general contact lens package they retail on Amazon from about £2.50 which I think is a reasonable price for this item. I would definably recommend this style of case as Bausch and Lomb have made a good design that is easy to use and helps to keep your lens clean.