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Back in the summer time when we were going camping, I was trying to pack economically as the car would be pretty full with all our camping stuff, so my husband and I were sharing a bag. I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and have always trusted RENU solution from Baush and Lomb and other solutions tried by my optometrist irritated my eye so I am very wary. I bought this Special FLight Pack of Renu solution not because I was going on a plane, but because I wanted only a small bottle of solution to take in my bag for camping. I also opted for the 'sensitive eyes' RENU solution in this range, as I know from experience there is no stinging which can happen sometimes with regular RENU if I haven't properly rinsed my lenses.
This Special Flight Pack contains two 60ml clear bottles of solution, 2 contact lenses cases and a zip bag, all of which have been designed so you can take your contact lenses and solution in your hand luggage on a plane. I have been caught out in the past with solution having to chuck it at the airport so this is perfect for those travelling by plane. I just like the fact that the 60ml bottles are perfect when you are going on holiday for a week - holding ample for that time, as well as giving me a new lens case to replace an older one. I can't recall exactly what I paid at the time, but I did buy this SPecial Flight pack off Amazon and it currently retails at just under £4.
The great thing about this solution is the fact that it 'cleans, lubricates, disinfects and stores contact lenses'. This solution is designed to be as gentle as your natural tears and is proven to be safe for contact lenses and kill germs.
I have used the sensitive solution before so I knew before buying this that it is the ideal solution for my eyes but I really love these small bottles. They are perfect for travel or for putting in your handbag. I have had no irritation with this solution and having two extra cases is brilliant as I can keep a spare in my handbag should I want to take our my lenses and store them if I am out somewhere and want to put on my glasses, and therefore with two I can also keep one at home.
All in all, this is a brilliant special flight pack of solution and perfect for those flying or just holidaying!
I wear contact lenses most of the time, and as such I get through a fair amount of contact lens cleaning solution. 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 both the lenses and the solutions. 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 travel a lot with work and have just recently been away for a few days on a work related trip. The trip was arranged at the last minute and I'd completely ran out of daily disposable lenses and so I had to take my normal monthly lenses with me, which then caused me a problem as the cleaning solution that I use comes in 250ml bottles and the maximum limit on liquids in your hand luggage is 100ml. I nipped to Boots in my lunch hour the day before I left to see if I could get a small bottle of cleaning solution suitable to travel with.
I used to always use the Bausch & Lomb Renu solution (before swapping to the Sainsburys All-In-One solution), and so I got really lucky in Boots when I spotted this Special Flight Pack of the Bausch & Lomb Renu. This flight pack box set contains two 60ml bottles of Renu, two contact lens cases, and a brilliant little zip-lock bag suitable for carrying all your liquids through security at the airport. It was quite expensive at £5.35, especially when you consider that you only actually get 120ml of solution, and I buy 250ml of the Sainsburys solution for just £4.00. But they were on a 'buy one get one half price' offer, and so I picked up two packs as I figure that they will come in handy.
I was away for 4 days and I used around half of the 60ml bottle of Renu, so I would easily get a week out of one of the bottles. If you needed a two week supply of contact lens solution then you could just take both bottles. I like that they've packaged this as two 60ml bottles as it gives you more flexibility for holidays as each bottle seems to be a good weeks worth of solution.
The Renu solution is really easy to use, and you use it just like all of the other all-in-one solutions on the market; first of all wash your hands, then remove each lens in turn, place the lens in the palm of your hand and pop a few drops of the Renu solution onto the lens, gently rub each side of the lens with the pad of your finger taking care not to damage or nick the lens, rinse the solution off with either saline or a bit more of the Renu solution and then place the lens in the correct side of your contact lens case, which you've filled up with more of the Renu solution, repeat for the other lens, leave to soak for at least 4 hours or overnight, your lenses are then clean and ready to wear in the morning.
You can put your lenses in straight from the solution in the morning, but I normally find that more often than not contact lens solutions can make my eyes sting a little bit when I do this. I solve this problem by just giving each lens a quick rinse with saline before I put it in, this then makes the lenses instantly comfortable when I put them in. I have found that Renu seems to be the mildest contact lens solution that I've used, and it seems to be the one that I get the least irritation with. It is marketed for sensitive eyes, and so I guess that's why it feels so mild. Although it is quite a gentle solution I do find that it keeps my lenses perfectly clean and clear, and it continues to do so for the life of the contact lens i.e. a month.
The travel sized solutions come in little plastic squeezy bottles, you just remove the lid and squeeze the bottle to dispense the solution; a gentle squeeze will dispense a small amount of solution to use to rub your lens clean, and a hard squeeze will dispense a steady jet of solution to fill your contact lens case. The plastic bottles are see through which I like as normally contact lens solution comes in opaque bottles, I like being able to see how much I've used and how much I have left. The contact lens cases that you get in the pack are the regular Renu lens cases, flat cases as opposed to barrel cases, I much prefer flat cases as I always manage to nick a piece out of the edge of a contact lens in a barrel case.
Although I will always choose to travel with my daily disposable contacts lenses for the convenience, if I ever find myself in the position where I need to take my monthly disposable lenses then I will definitely purchase this little flight pack again. I'd definitely recommend this little pack for anyone that wears contact lenses and needs solutions for their holiday.
Before this product came along, I used to take one of those tiny eye reviver drops bottles with me on a flight, as my lenses got really dry during a flight. However, this did mean I didn't have enough solution to actually take my lenses out during a flight and store them in a case.
Then along came this flight pack. Dinky travel size bottles that you can take in your hand luggage (as they are both under 100ml) and a lens case, plus a handy ziplock bag to comply with airport regulations that carry-on liquids must be displayed in such a bag.
The product is very expensive for what it is, but the relief of being able to take out your lenses on a long haul flight more than makes up for this!
However, many supermarkets have now caught up with this idea and are producing their own, cheaper mini bottles of lens solution, which could be used with an old lens case. Some people may prefer the peace of mind that comes with buying a complete product that is specifically designed with a flight in mind. In which case, this slightly pricier product would be the better option.
I have purchased this little 'flight pack' from the Bausch & Lomb range a couple of times over the last few years because of the amount we fly. You can generally pick up one of these packs for between £5-7 in Boots, some larger supermarkets or online. It is expensive considering the small amount of fluid you will actually get (2 x 60ml bottles) versus a full size bottle, but due to flying with liquid regulations it is worth the extra cost.
In each pack you get 2 of the small bottles of ReNu storage and cleansing fluid, small enough that you can keep them in your hand luggage (which is where I always store my lenses in case the checked in luggage goes missing) 2 spare lens cases (the type you can store your lenses in with wells for the fluid) and also a zip lock bag of the regulation size for all of your toiletries, this is pretty handy as some airports have started charging for these bags at security if you do not have one.
The ReNu fluid is very good quality although personally I never buy Baush and Lomb as my regular full size bottle of storage and cleaning fluid because I believe that stores own brands are equally as good. Unfortunately though they are the only one on the market at the moment making this travel sized variety. I suppose I could decant my full size bottle into a smaller one every time we fly but to be honest this is just convenience that I am prepared to pay for.
The small bottles are pretty secure when closed as they have a 'snap on' lid and this means no accidental spillages or wasting of fluid, having the spare cases is also a bonus in terms of being a contact lens wearer abroad.
All in all this is a very handy product which provides a quick and easy way to pack your lenses for travel, it will cost more than it should for the amount of fluid you get but this is balanced out by the convenience of having everything you need to travel with your lenses.
Being a contact lens wearer and also a frequent air traveller I often need to take my lenses with me on flights. I wear two weekly disposables which are cheaper than daily disposables, but you do need to clean and store them. This until recently was a pain because all the solutions were in large bottles which were not only cumbersome but also heavy, and do not fit the airlines rules now in terms of volume. You are not allowed to take anything on board in your hand luggage which exceeds the 100 mls limit. Flying with Easyjet and Ryanair as I often do means they charge you extra to check in luggage, and on top of this it really slows down your journey as you have to hang around luggage carousels waiting for it to arrive, which in the case of the Scottish flights I take can often amount to the same time as the flight itself if they are busy.
The recent introduction of Renu flight packs by Bausch and Lomb has been a life saver for me as far as contact lens care is concerned, as it means I can take them with me and the solutions to care for them are easily at hand. The pack contains two little bottles of solution and a clear bag, and 2 contact lens cases. The inclusion of these cases is in my opinion a real bonus, not just because it adds to the ones I collect every three months from my optician, but it actively encourages you to change your lens case more frequently which when travelling is a very sensible course of action. You are advised to dispose of them monthly anyway, but I think having an extra two in this pack makes me exceed this and keeps the case in tip top condition. This is really important as any contact lens wearer knows keeping to strict hygiene standards is the key to successful and long term wear, and of course ultimately to the continuing health of your eyes.
Each little bottle of solution contains 60 mls which is more than enough for a week away.
Cleaning your lenses is easy with this solution and it also removes protein and can be used to rewet the lenses.
The pack costs about £4.90 from chemists but expect to pay more like £5.99 at the airport.
If you keep an eye out in the Pound Shop you can find a brilliant little hard case which will protect new lenses and the case too so you can fly all prepared. The little bag they give you with the solutions is perfect as it will also hold make up and other small liquids so you can sail through security.
This has really revolutionised the way I take my lenses away with me, now all I need to do is work out how to condense all my glasses which sadly I need to take as well-not so easy as I need them for every purpose!
The only down sides I can see are two fold. You should always check with your optician before you make any changes to your solutions- I actually use this anyway but in the past I was prescribed different cleaning and storage products, so check with your contact lens provider first. Secondly it is additional expense if you normally receive large bottles free as I do as part of your direct debit scheme which are adequate to cover you everyday.
In spite of this I feel the product is a life saver and allows me to get on board with only hand luggage and to carry one less heavy bottle-that has to be good news!
I use Bausch & Lomb ReNu contact lens solutions on a fairly regular basis. I also often use airports and only travel with hand luggage.
Since the hand luggage change rules on airports all across the world it is not easy to take liquids on board a plane any longer. You are restricted to only certain amounts of liquids (in tubes, pots, jars and bottles) no more than 100ml a time.
If you wear contact lenses and do not use daily or extended wear lenses, you will have to rely on contact lens solution to keep your lenses clean and store them in.
Bausch & Lomb have created ReNu MPS so that you only need one bottle for all your contact lens cleaning needs. You can clean, store and rinse your lenses using just this one solution. And not only that, it is designed for sensitive eyes, too, so there shouldn't be any problems using it on your soft contact lenses.
I travelled to Germany not long ago and carried only hand luggage. I had to pack my contact lens cleaning solution as I was still trying out lenses and was told to remove them every night and not wear them continually.
I needed something that would be allowed on board a plane. Bausch & Lomb have come up with the perfect solution. Not only do they give you two bottles of solution at 60ml each, they also supply a handy zip lock pack with it. All you need to do is remove the box, pack the bottles into the clear plastic bag and zip it up, ready for airport security checking.
The bag was even big enough to hold some of my other liquids I had to carry on board during my flight and I had no problems getting through security check.
Packs are available from large supermarkets, Boots and other outlets selling contact lens cleaning solutions. Prices vary with the highest prices to be paid at the airport itself but at least they are offering it as a solution if you accidentally packed your large bottle and had to destroy it or need something while travelling. Expect to pay around £4.50 but it will get you out of a tight spot and supply you with bottles that you can take through security at airports without problems.
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