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      23.02.2013 18:43

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      As good as the leading brands

      I have been wearing contact lenses for several years and until recently I always purchased Opti Free Express solution which I was ver happy with but which was getting increasingly expensive. I like to use plenty of solution when cleaning m lenses and do not want to have to scrimp to tr and save some one as the end result would undoubtedly be dirty lenses.

      I purchases Sainsbury's own solution whilst on a shopping trip thinking that it was so cheap it was worth a shot, I can honestly say that I cannot tell any difference between this and the more expensive brand. This solution comes in a good big bottle so lasts easily for a couple of months. I use it to rinse my lenses when I first take them out, then rub the lens in solution and then leave it to soak overnight. My lenses have been as clean and replenished as before and I now no longer have to worry about how much money I am pouring away. I find the solution gentle and convenient and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

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      10.01.2013 16:27
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      This is very good contact lens solution and a cheap price

      WHAT IS IT?

      Solution from Sainsbury's for cleaning, rinsing and storing your contact lenses.  

      HOW DO YOU USE IT?

      Place your contact lens in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of the solution. Rub them very gently then use another few drops to rinse.  Fill your contact lens storage case with the solution and add your lenses, the solution will keep them moist and fresh until next time you use them.

      IS IT ANY GOOD?

      Yes I think so.  I have perfect eyesight but I like to wear colour and effect contact lenses when I go out and because I do not wear them every day I have to have a good soaking solution so that they stay soft and in good condition for up to 2 weeks between wears. I used to use a solution that was very expensive but Sainsbury's stopped selling it and because I needed some that day I had to buy this one.  

      It is exactly the same as the solution I was using before with the same ingredients and everything. It cleans my contact lenses very quickly and I know it is effective because over Christmas I got a speck of mascara in my eye on a day when I was wearing these contact lenses and that irritated my eyes, but when I took my lens out and rubbed it with this solution it was comfortable to wear again.  Even when my lenses have been soaking for 2 weeks they come out of the case soft and are comfortable when I put them into my eyes. Sometimes I rinse them with the solution first but not always and it is not necessary I don't think.

      This solution comes with a very basic contact lens storage case and I think that is a good addition because it is not hygienic to use the same case for too long.

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      A 250ml bottle of this contact lens solution and the storage case costs £4 and I think that is very good value.  I will not buy my more expensive brand again.  You can only buy it from Sainsbury's or online from the Sainsbury's online shopping site.

      5 Dooyoo Stars.

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      27.06.2012 11:45
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      bargain contact lens solution to rival the big brands

      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 used to always use the Bausch & Lomb Renu solution, as this worked for me and I didn't see any reason to change, however like most things the price just seemed to be going up and up and so I decided to shop around. I've probably tried most of the contact lens solutions out there over the years, some are great, and some I don't like.

      The solution that I've been happily using for about the last 6 months is the Sainsburys own brand All-In-One contact lens solution. It's really cheap when you compare it to the branded lens solutions, for instance a bottle of Renu retails at around £10.99 for a 240ml bottle, whereas the Sainsburys own brand is just £4.00 for a 250ml bottle. So in theory you get 3 bottles of Sainsburys own brand for the price of just 1 bottle of Renu. This makes a bit difference to the cost of my contact lens regime when you consider that I buy monthly disposable lenses, daily disposable lenses, saline, comfort drops and obviously the cleaning solution.

      I find that a 250ml bottle of the Sainsburys solution will last me around 2 months. I don't wear my contact lenses 7 days a week, probably 5 or 6 days a week on average, and I also wear the daily disposable contact lenses occasionally as well so I don't need to clean my monthly lenses every single night. The bottle states that you do need to dispose of any used solution 90 days after opening.

      This solution is really easy to use, and you use it just like all of the other all-in-one solutions on the market; you remove each lens in turn, place the lens in the palm of your hand and pop a few drops of the 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 all-in-one solution and then place the lens in the correct side of your contact lens case, which you've filled up with more of the all-in-one 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 the Sainsburys solution does 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 do find that most solutions make my eyes sting a little bit when I put my lenses in, so this isn't specific to the Sainsburys solution.

      The solution comes in a plastic squeezy bottle, 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. Each packet of the solution also comes with a contact lens case, it's a flat case as opposed to the barrel case which I like, as I always manage to nick a piece out of the edge of a contact lens in the barrel case. The little flat case that they give you is even colour coded with a blue lid for your left lens, which is handy for if your lenses are different prescriptions, but you should keep your lenses seperate anyway for hygene reasons.

      I have not had any problems at all with this solution, I 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 (well actually up to 2 months sometimes as I don't always use a new pair every month if I've only had a few wears out of them). I will definitely continue to buy this contact lens solution as I think that it's brilliant for the low price, it works just as well as the majority of the branded solutions for a much lower price.

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        15.06.2012 22:17
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        Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution

        Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution

        I have been wearing lenses since the age of 16 and i was relieved not having to wear my glasses anymore. I hated my glasses from the beginning i got them but unfortenately my parents were against me wearing lenses. To be fair i was a bit terrified wearing lenses since i could not see myself putting the lenses in my eyes. But gladly i'm used to it by now!

        As lenses are great they can be expensive especially since you will have to use lens solution. Luckily now almost every brand has a bottle and even Sainsbury's have a All in One les solution. You can buy a bottle of 250 ml for around four pounds which isn't really that expensive.

        The solution is to be used while you are not wearing them so when you are keeping them in your case or for cleaning in your hands. The solution can be used for daily cleaning and is disinfecting, removes protein and is moisturising for adding comfort. Sounds very good and I have to say it works fine for me. I notice that my eyes aren't irritated or red when I put my lenses in or during the day which is a good sign. You can easily tell when your lenses are dirty when you have eye irritating during the day.

        You only need a little bit of solution to clean them in your hand. You just put a little bit in the palm of your hand and then you softly rub the lens with your finger into the solution and you turn the lens around and do it again. It's advisable to wash your hands first before you do this!

        The Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution is great especially for the price. I don't really notice any difference with the other brands really. I think there are some cheaper brands but i don't think that much cheaper.

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        24.01.2012 16:44
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        A good alternative but I think I will stick to Tesco All in One solution in the future.

        I have been wearing contact lenses for over 10 years and I tend to buy monthly disposable soft contact lenses or the daily disposable type of lens that can be thrown away after use. When I buy my contact lenses the solution is not included and I need to buy it separately. The monthly lenses I wear require daily cleaning, disinfecting and storing in a contact lens case over night.

        I normally use Tesco All in One solution, but about a week ago I ran out of solution and I was in Sainsbury's so I decided to try Sainsbury's All in one Lens Solution instead. The solution comes in a white and blue box and the bottle contains 250ml of solution and also a new clean contact lens case for storing the lenses in. I was pleased to see it cost £4 which is the same as the Tesco All in One contact lens solution. £4 is a good price for this product compared to other brands that can cost £10 such as Renu.

        Sainsbury's All in one solution does not state whether it is suitable for soft and hard lenses and gives little information compared to the Tesco Solution. Hard contact lens wearers should contact Sainsbury's customer careline on 0800 636262 to confirm if it is suitable or not for them before use as it also does not mention whether it removes protein build up from the lens. The packaging gives little information compared to Tesco All in one solution which was suitable for nearly all types of lens. This is disappointing from the Sainsbury's brand and I would assume due to the lack of information perhaps it is only suitable for soft lenses.

        I wear soft monthly contact lenses and this product has been adequate and I have been able to use it safely and comfortably to clean and store my lenses. I find it similar to the Tesco make one I was using but prefer the translucent design of the Tesco All in One solution as I would know exactly how much solution is left and it would make it easier to predict when to buy another bottle. Whereas the Sainsbury's solution is not see through and it is guess work to predict how much solution is left and only way would be by shaking the bottle.

        The bottle comes with a screw on top which is very secure and prevents leakage of any kind. The bottle and outer box packaging can both be recycled after use. It has a long expiry date for storage but once opened it has to be used within 3 months. It's composition is Disodium Edetate, Polyhexanide 0.00015%, HPMC in isotonic buffered solution. To avoid contamination of the solution you should avoid touching the tip and always use fresh new solution.

        I would recommend before changing your brand of contact lens solution to consult your Optician to make sure this solution is suitable for you.

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        17.01.2012 22:33
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        Contact lens solution.

        The product

        This is an all in one contact lens solution for soft contact lenses containing Disodium Edetate, Polyhexanide 0.00015% and HPMC in isotonic buffered solution.

        The packaging & how to use

        This comes in a screw top bottle so it will not just leak out if knocked over. To keep lenses crystal clear and free of germs I just pour this in to my contact lens case, leave it to soak and then remove the lenses before wearing them again. If I want to clean the lenses then I rinse my hands, drop a few drops on to my lenses and then rub both sides before soaking in the lens solution again. This takes just a few seconds usually and ends up keeping my lenses very clean and clear.

        The price

        A 250ml bottle of this set me back £4.00 and it is rare to see these on special offer so if I ever noticed an offer I would stock up as the expiry is quite long on these.

        Overall opinion

        I am fairly new to lenses having been wearing them on and off now for around a year. I first tried some of this when my husband was using it for his contact lenses and I was pleased enough with the results, however, I do not need to use this every single month as I quite often wear the throwaway lenses so that I can just wear them on occasional days rather than every single day of the month.

        The price of this solution is very reasonable and while we have chopped and changed a few times depending on offers, availability and the store we are shopping in this is a solution that my husband and I are always happy to return back to again and again because we know what we are getting for our money and that this solution works.

        There is a lens case that comes with this solution but I have only used this the once when I took it away to a hotel for the night so I could ensure that I wouldn't lose my normal case. I like the case, the colour coding makes it easy for me to see which eye is which without having to use my glasses.

        Overall I am pleased with this solution. It lasts for 3 months once opened and it helps me to put my contact lenses in with minimal irritation. I have not suffered any red eye, dryness or soreness since using this solution and I do not experience blurred vision when I first place my lenses in to my eye.

        The solution works well overall and the price is incredibly reasonable. I am pleased with this solution and while I have used a couple of others over the past year this is one that I am happy to return back to time and time again because I know that it is quality and works well with my eyes and my lenses.

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        29.11.2011 13:55
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        great all in one lens sollution

        ** Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution **

        For the last couple of years it seems that every brand has his own version of the All in One lens solution. For me I think it's perfect because it means you can shop around a bit and you don't have to depend on these high brand with their high prices. Sainsbury's sells their own solution for around 4 pounds for a bottle of 250ml. I know that for example Boot's sells for a bit cheaper but not that much cheaper. I simply need my solution to clean my lenses and to keep them clean while I'm not using them.

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        With all these brands coming with All in One solution is sometimes difficult to tell what the different is between these brands except for the packaging and the price. It's both a liquid and you can only really tell if they work when you are using them. They need to keep my lenses clean and you will notice when they aren't clean! When I get red eyes or irritation I know it's often due to dirty lenses.

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        The Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution should clean and disinfect your lenses and it's a solution that you can use to store your lenses. It's always important not to reuse the solution in the case and you need to make sure your hands are clean before putting the lenses in. The solution is easy to use for cleaning your lenses. You always have to be careful while rubbing the lenses with the liquid that they don't break.

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        So what's really the difference between all the brands? The only thing I can tell if my eyes are getting irritated or quicker dry or some kind of sign that there's something wrong. But while using this version I never really experience that kind of problem.

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        The Sainsbury's All In One Lens Solution comes for a price of 4 pounds for 250 ml which is think is a reasonable price. I only bought this one because I was in their store. If you want a cheaper one they are certainly out there but I don't think by that much. I think it's a good product and it does what it should do.

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        09.10.2011 10:31
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        Quality own brand all in one contact lens solution

        Having spent many years using only 'official' contact lens specialist brand contact lens solution, it's only recently that I have started shopping around for the best value solution. Sainsbury's isn't the most convenient supermarket for us to get to, so we don't often get their products, but I am glad I took the plunge and tried their own brand contact lens solution.

        At £4 or thereabouts for a 250ml bottle of all in one solution, it comes in at up to almost half the price of some of the specialist brands such as Bausch and Lomb, and the fact that you don't have to worry about a separate product to neutralise your lenses means that it's very easy to use. This solution means that all you need to do is place the solution in your contact lenses case and then pop the lenses themselves in. The solution will clean them as well as keep them in good condition, neutralising them so they're safe to then put in your eyes next time you need them.

        The only concern I had was whether the quality of the solution would be good enough when compared to the leading recognised specialist brands. I have astigmatism, which means there's not a completely smooth curve to them. This in turn means that sometimes lenses don't sit completely comfortably in my eyes and can take a few moments to get set in each time I put them in. Therefore, I'm particularly concerned about making sure the solution is good enough for my purposes.

        The truth is that there's little or no difference as far as I can tell in the quality of the solution. It does the job I need it to with no issues whatsoever. I find that the lenses are clean when I take them out, and I suppose that as long as you make sure you do your part and clean them before putting them back in then there's no reason for them not to be. I've held them up to the light to have a look as well and there are no streaks or blemishes either which is good.

        The only criticism I might have is the dispenser, a tiny pin prick of a nozzle that spurts the solution out. If you just hold it upside down you can let it drip, and squeezing it will give you a controllable small stream of solution at a good pace, but when you first squeeze and when you release it dribbles, which is annoying when it gets everywhere.

        Other than that, I find this to be just as good as specialist brands, and I'd be happy to carry on using it. It's much more affordable, and I can't say I notice the difference. Recommended.

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          02.08.2011 13:25
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          An effective and reliable contact lens solution

          Whenever I buy a bottle of contact lens solution, I don't stick to one brand, I just tend to get whatever is cheapest in the first shop I go into. Because I live near a Sainsbury's, their own brand All in One solution is the one I get most often.

          All in One solution is an extremely useful and efficient product because it disinfects and neutralises your contact lenses at the same time so that you do not have to purchase separate disinfecting solution and neutralising solution. If you do this, every day you will have to go through the painstaking process of putting your lenses in disinfecting solution, leaving them for a few hours, then putting them in neutralising solution and leaving them for another few hours. With all in one solution you just put your lenses in and leave them until you next wear them.

          The solution itself seems to be a better quality than others I've tried. The solution is supposed to remove all germs from your lenses so they are clean when you next put them in. If the lenses are not clean you risk eye infection and your eyes will probably sting when you put them in. However I have experienced none of this with the Sainsbury's brand, as it seems to clean them very well. The solution is a gentle one, as when I put my lenses in it my adjust very quickly and get comfortable straight away. Other solutions are less gentle on the eyes. I find with certain solutions that if your lens is too wet before you put it in it can sting your eyes a bit and takes a while to adjust. However with Sainsbury's brand my eyes always feel very comfortable. I also find that if my eyes start to feel a little bit dry later in the day, if I squirt a couple of drops straight into my eye it feels a lot better. You are not supposed to do this, but Sainsbury's brand solution is the only one which I feel comfortable doing it with.

          In terms of price it is extremely good value for money, at £4 for a 250 ml bottle of solution. This would last me a couple of months so I feel it is a very good price. It comes in a white plastic bottle with a screw-on lid with a tiny hole underneath for dispensing liquid. If you tip the bottle upside-down the water will come out on steady drops, or you can give it a gentle squeeze for a stream of liquid to come out. Each bottle comes with a contact lens case, for which the left compartment has a blue lid and the right compartment has a white lid so that you can easily tell them apart.

          Sainsbury's All in One contact lens solution is very good value for money for a product which cleans the lenses well and with which I do not experience any of the irritation or blurriness that I sometimes do with other brands. This is definitely my solution of choice.

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          21.07.2011 13:25
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          Much better than any of the premium brands

          I have used a number of different brands of contact lenses, switched from monthlies to dailies to back again and bought different bottles of contact lens solution.
          I like to get my package separately. Buying contact lenses and solution from different online stores as this is where I get best value for my money. At the minute I'm still using dailies but I am toying with going back to monthlies as they work out cheaper. When I did use them before, this is the brand of contact lens solution I used and found the best results with.

          *Why is a good contact lens solution important?*

          The quality of contact lens solutions is just as important as that of contact lenses.
          The reasons are three fold:
          Solutions clean your lenses so that they will be comfortable to wear and hopefully kill over 90 per cent of germs that can live on them.
          Contact lens solutions will also disinfect your lenses and lens case so that when they are out of your eyes, they
          are kept clean.
          Lastly, contact lens solutions act as a buffer to make putting your lenses in as easy and comfortable as possible.

          *Price and availability*

          This solution cost £4.00 for a 250ml bottle and is available from Sainsbury's.

          *Description*

          The product comes in a 250ml sized bottle. It has a screw off top and underneath is an easy to dispense hole to squirt the liquid out.

          In the pack you also get a contact lens case. This has the left eye lid coloured blue for ease of use, so you don't get your prescriptions muddled up! I use the case but find that a barrel design is much more suited to my use so do not tend to use this free one as much. Nevertheless, it is good that they supply it.
          The liquid is standard of contact lens solution; looks like water, smells like water but it isn't water!

          *My experience*

          This solution is by far one of the best I have used. It is soft and gentle and cares for my lenses. When I put my lenses after leaving them in the solution, they feel soft and clean and go back in with ease. It is a pain putting them in and the putting make up on, but as this solution is so gentle, my eyes adjust much quicker and the process is much easier.

          I do not consider myself to be overly sensitive but my eyes do get irritated by certain products. With this one, I experience no irritation and my eyes feel fresh and without the usual blurry adjustments.

          It is really important, no matter what solution you use to use fresh solution every time you clean your lenses. Not emptying the solution out of your contact lens case after each use could cost you your sight. That's because solutions that are left over in the case after a disinfection cycle are essentially full of bacteria.
          Overall, I am fully satisfied with this product and will be using it in the future. It is good value for money and gentle on my eyes.

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          01.06.2011 13:56
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          Great value for money.

          I always do try and stick with supermarket own brands wherever possible to save money and for contact lens solution the version which seems to me to work best is Sainsburys. This 250ml bottle currently retails for around £4 but the Baush and Lomb major brands will charge you anywhere up to twice that for the same amount of fluid.

          I tried the Asda version before this one but found that for some reason my eyes were becoming irritated much quicker when the lenses were stored in that make of fluid. I have not had any such problems with this Sainsbury's version. The fluid is very useful as you can use it both for storing your lenses and for cleaning them - although strangely all my lenses have been two weekly disposable which state on the box 'do not rub' - my opticians however have always advised me to ignore this advice and to gently rub each lens in a small puddle of solution in the palm of my hand before storing. I have always done so and will continue to do so.

          This All In One solution is suitable for soft contact lenses rather than the hard lenses which require more stringent cleaning. This one is great for disposable lenses of all types and is very gentle. It cleans my lenses well - I can tell the difference before and after rubbing despite the box instructions not to do so, clearly my optician is the one to trust on the matter!

          The bottle comes in a cardboard box and the bottle itself is made of recyclable plastic. The bottle has a screw top lid and then a small squirty dispenser. That is one of my only niggles with the product - to get it into the small wells of your contact lens case you need to tip it completely upside down and inevidtably some fluid escapes as you do this, a better nozzle on the bottle would be a great improvement.

          I have noticed that this product is not always available and they never seem to have many bottles on the shelf, I assume this is bacause they do not sell very much of it, I therefore keep an eye out for it whenever I know my current bottle is getting low and grab some when I see it.

          Overall I think this is well worth switching to from the premium brands as it does exactly the same job for up to half the price.

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          09.04.2011 15:55
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          An overall treat

          Although I do get plenty of solution in order to clean my contact lenses with my contact lens deal I am very unhappy with the solution I receive as it doesn't really do much other than keep the lens wet. It certainly has minimal cleaning qualities, makes the lens stained and sticky and I firmly feel that changing the solution would be a means by which to make my lenses last longer. Indeed one of the products I tried on this quest was the Sainsbury's all in one cleaner which was on offer when I bought it for 2.99 and for that I got a 250ml bottles.

          Now this product talks a good talk highlighting on the box how it will ensure lenses are cleaned, protected, disinfected and all sorts of jargon when you soak them in the solution. Does it work though and does the solution do precisely what it says on the tin? You get the storage case for the lenses to clean in which is colour coded which is handy if you require different lenses for different eyes.

          The process of using the solution is the same as all similar brands. Rub gently with the solution on a clean hand and store when not in use in the case with a filling of solution.

          So my experience of the product then. Overall I have been impressed. The lenses feel like new for longer. With the old solution half the battle was after a few soaks the lenses felt old and beaten up. Now though the lenses have that first time feel each day over and over meaning this solution is really working well. The lenses in the eye feel clean, look less battered and stained and all round look more healthy and desirable to place into the eye. The solution is non sticky and keeps the lens wet throughout days and can be relied upon never to fail you.

          In the few months I have used this, and one bottle will last a considerable time, I have been very impressed and found my eyes feel cleaner with lenses in and the longevity and condition of my lenses remains steady aad has been a vast improvement over my previous brand.

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          12.01.2011 18:01
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          A great buy that I'm happy using.

          I have worn contact lenses for about eighteen years now and have used an all in one solution for the majorty of that period. I have used several different brands such as Amo and Renu, sometimes on the recommendation of my optician and other times, when I was allowed to choose, I based my choice upon the brand popularity and product reputation. Only recently did the price of the product become an issue for me when my regular brand increased in price by nearly £5 virtually overnight thanks to the economic situation. The price of a bottle of solution was almost the same as I'd pay for a pair of soft contact lenses! So I looked around for a cheaper alternative and found that Sainsbury's make their own version. At less than £4 it is one of the cheapest on the highstreet.

          The product is designed for all soft contact lenses. It is an all-in-one solution and provides a one step process for cleaning lenses. This provides daily cleaning, protein removal and disinfection. The product comes in a 250ml sized bottle which is boxed. It has a screw off top which means its no hassle to pack for travelling without worrying about spills (unlike Amo's latest packaging change which sees their Complete product given a horrible flip style little lid on a plastic stalk). Product information is written on the box and on the bottle label. This includes detailed instructions on how to use the product, warnings, ingredients and contact information including a helpful careline number which I think is particularly important with products like this. In the pack you also get a contact lens case. This has the left eye lid coloured blue for ease of use. There are many manufacturers who don't colour code the case and and it saves a lot of time for me if they do!

          To prepare for use you need to wash your hands. You then need to place your lens in the palm of your hand and add 5-10 drops of the solution. I find this recommendation of how many drops to use is a bit too much actually and it gets too wet and messy. For me a few drops is fine. You then rub each side of the lens gently for 20 seconds. This is the protein removal stage. Rinse the lense thoroughly with another couple of drops of solution. After this you place your lens in the case and fill it up with solution. You must leave your lenses to soak for four hours after cleaning. The cleaning process is pretty much identical with every other solution I've use, cheap or expensive.

          As I mentioned I have used many solutions and am quite familiar with how the product feels after I put the lenses from the solution into my eye. This particular product is quite thick and soft rather than watery and I like the fact that it seems to cushion my lenses quite well in my eyes. I find it a very comfortable solution. It causes no bluriness after first inserting the lens into the eye. It has never caused any iritation to my eyes either. My lenses always feel soft and well cleaned and they have never had problems with disintegration or protein build-up as I have had whilst using other solutions. I'm really confident about using this and feel totally fine that despite it's cheap price compared to other similar solutions that it really works well and is a healthy option for my eyes. I've been using it for about three months now and am totally happy with it.

          There are a few things to note when using this solution. If you don't wear your lenses for thirty days but are storing them in the solution you need to repeat the cleaning process. you must always use fresh solution. You must keep the bottle closed between uses and not touch the dispenser nozzle with anything to avoid contamination. You should store the solution at room temperature and use within three months of opening and within the expiry date printed on the label.

          Sainsburys provide online access and also have a telephone careline for information about this product:

          online: www.sainsburys.co.uk

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          29.10.2010 14:18
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          I've been wearing contact lenses for many, many years and I remember all sorts of different solutions that I've used. At first I had three separate products - a cleaner, disinfectant solution and a neutraliser. Once I forgot to use the neutraliser and put the lenses in straight from the disinfectant solution. The memory of the pain stays with me till this day, and it was a mistake I never repeated. I also remember having little tablets to neutralise the disinfectant solution, which got me lots of strange looks when, travelling alone, my bags were checked in the airport. The bag checkers weren't impressed when they opened my bag to see hundreds of tablets in unlabelled blister packs strewn across the top of my luggage.

          Thankfully these days are long behind me and many people now have lenses that are disposable, so no solutions required! This is a bit of a luxury idea for me, so I wear monthly soft lenses, and still require a solution to clean them in. And these days it's a one-bottle-job. Hooray!

          I have no brand loyalty whatsoever when it comes to the solution I clean and store my lenses in and, frankly, when I run out of one solution I go to the most convenient shop and buy whichever solution is the cheapest. I find price tends to vary from about £5 up to £10 or so, so buying the cheapest can make a significant saving.

          Last time I ran out of solution, I popped into Sainsburys and checked out what they had on offer. And, nestling amongst the usual, more expensive brands, was Sainsburys own solution, at a very pleasing price of £3.49 for 250ml - probably the cheapest solution I've seen. So I didn't hesitate to pop a bottle in my basket.

          The bottle is pretty simple looking - it's mainly white with a blue design on the front. It's nothing special, but I'm not looking for something cool-looking and sexy in my lens solutions - just something effective!

          The solution is the usual clear, watery consistency (although I have used solutions in the past which are slightly gel-like, which I haven't liked). It's very easy to squirt the solution into the case, and pop the lenses in. But the real test is when I put my lenses back in in the morning. I want comfort, ease and, of course, clean lenses - and no stinging!

          This product delivers on all fronts and I have no complains at all. My lenses are perfectly clean, easy to insert and don't sting, irritate or affect my eyes in any way at all. Perfect!

          Now to put my hilarious headline into some context. In the box alongside the bottle of solution is a lens case - nothing unusual here. The case is white with a blue lid for the left side of the case, which is very helpful if your eyesight is as bad as mine first thing in the morning. I've been through many a lens case in my time, and they are all fairly similar, but this one is slightly different - and not in a good way. The lens holders are very slightly narrower and deeper than the usual cases. This makes it - for me - ever so slightly trickier to take the lenses out of the case - and may be a problem for anyone with bigger fingers! However, this is a very minor complaint and not something that will stop me buying this again (and of course it assisted me with my comedy headline writing).

          I will definitely be buying this solution again as it delivers on all fronts and is significantly cheaper than any other solutions I've yet to find.

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