Product Type: Boots in Contact Lenses
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Boots Saline Sterile solution -a great way to rinse off your contact lenses
Boots Sterile Saline
Member Name: karlsm93
Boots Sterile Saline
Advantages: Good product, effective
Recently, after changing to Specsavers as the provider of my contact lenses, I have been having a lot of problems. Nothing to do with Specsavers at all, but to do with both their solution (which didn't agree with my eyes) and a new type of lens. On my last check up in Specsavers, my eyes were stinging and smarting after putting in my contact lenses in the morning, and they were still like that when I got to Specsavers.
The optometrist in Specsavers, who was very efficient, came to the same conclusion that I did, that my eyes did not like the solution that they had provided, and she also told me that my eyes were quite dry. One thing that she recommended that I do was to buy saline, in order to rinse my lenses before putting them into my eyes.
I headed off to Boots, and bought this travel size (100ml) bottle of Boots Saline sterile, which cost me £1.99, although a larger bottle is more costly.
On the front of this bottle, the label is a purple colour and it states that this saline 'rinses' and is 'for all types of contact lenses'. Now my lenses are soft lenses for montly use.
On the reverse of the bottle, it states that this solution 'can be used for rinsing contact lens solutions from your lenses, rehydrating them bfore disinfection and insertion into the eye and dissolving Boots Protein Remover Tablets'. There is also a lengthy list of when not to use the product including things such as 'do not use with chlorine disinfecting tablets' and 'do not squirt into the eyes directly from the bottle'.
I have now used this saline solution for a few days, and am very pleased with its effectiveness. I was getting terrible stinging in my eyes, because I do think there was still some of the proper cleaning solution left on my lens, and so I have been rinsing them in this solution before inserting them in my eyes, and I have noticed a difference. Although I have reverted back to RENU multi purpose solution for cleansing and disinfecting purposes, I still think it is good to give my lenses a rinse in the morning before inserting them in my eyes, and they certainly feel very comfortable when I put them in . There is absolutely no stinging when I put them in, and although you do not necessarily need to use this product all the time, I think it is a great thing to have, when you do feel there is a lot of the proper solution left on your lens, and you want to give them a good rinse before putting them in your eye. So, all in all, a great product.
Summary: A great way to rinse your lenses, that won't annoy your eyes
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