Product Type: Bausch & Lomb in Contact Lenses
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
OK for temporary storage, but could have some hygiene issues.
Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Member Name: Randal
Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Advantages: Slim line design
Disadvantages: Hygiene issues
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.
Summary: OK for temporary storage of your lenses