Product Type: Bausch & Lomb in Contact Lenses
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Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Member Name: Abski2001
Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Advantages: Cheap, simple to use and effective
Disadvantages: Small amounts of leakage possible
Having been buying my contact lenses on the internet more recently I was at first suprised to find that the lens solution and cases were added extras in most online stores and more often than not considerably hiked up the total price for me. I settled my purchase with these plastic screw top lens cases made by Bausch and Lomb which were both inexpensive and had good reviews.
I prefere a screw top case to the barrel storage cases, even though I have not used the latter before I prefer to have as little finger contact with my lenses as possible and they appear to be a little tricky and fiddley to use in my eyes.
These are the classic plastic molded contact lens case shape, comprising of two plastic compartments that are circular in shape and a lot larger than the actual lenses you are going to store in them. The two compartments are joined together in the centre and look almost like a miniature pair of glasses. The screw top lid fits perfectly onto the compartment and when locked has dimensions of approximately 8cm (length) x 3cm (width) x 1cm (depth). The sizes of these cases makes them perfect for travelling with and hide discretely on your bathroom shelf. The plastic is an off-white/pearl colour which can get quite grubby looking with use.
The case depth is perfect for storing your thin contact lenses without you having to worry about them sticking to the top of the lid compartment (if stored flat). The thin but wide depth means that the lenses has plenty of space to float about and stay moist overnight. You are also able to conserve more of your contact lens solution with the size of the Bausch and Lomb case, unlike deeper and wider storage cases I have come across which is a great bonus when you are buying all of these items separately.
How to Use
Like any other screw top lens case you simply pour/squeeze in the appropriate amount of lens solution into each of the bottom cases, for ease of use one of the lids is marked with an 'L' and one with an 'R' so you do not mix up your lenses if like me you have different powered prescriptions. Typically I fill these 2/3 - 3/4 full and this is more than enough to keep my lenses moist and clean. You must be sure your case is kept clean and free of dirt which is why the colour of this case is great for identifying any nasties that might be lurking. A dirty contact lens case is a common source of eye infections.
The case is very easy to clean and keep fresh by using a clean toothbrush and solution once a week and, after rinsing, leave it open to dry thoroughly. I am a bit of a clean freak when it comes to my contact lens cases. To remove your lenses the next day you simply unscrew the lids one at a time and pour them and the solution onto the palm of your hand and clean as normal. You must then reseal the lids to ensure no dirt gets in it during the day.
Overall I am very happy with both the cost and performance of these contact lens cases, if I had one complaint it would be small amounts of solution leakage is they are not stored flat and upright, but I have yet to find one that totally stops this from happening.
Summary: I award this 4 out of 5 stars all in all!
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