Product Type: Bausch & Lomb in Contact Lenses
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Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Member Name: Tolteca
Bausch and Lomb Screw Top Lens Case
Date: 12/11/12, updated on 11/05/13 (71 review reads)
Advantages: Sturdy, safe and reliable screw top cases.
Disadvantages: Colour differentiated left and right would be really helpful.
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.
Summary: The best contact lens case your leses could ask for.