Product Type: Superdrug in Contact Lenses
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Superdrug Saline Solution
Superdrug Saline Solution
Member Name: k2705
Superdrug Saline Solution
Advantages: Good value and doesnt irritate my eyes
Disadvantages: None for me
I have been wearing contact lenses for several years now, I did try them when I was much younger but never got on with any of the cleaning solutions so reverted back to wearing glasses, however several years later I decided to give them a go again and was pleased to find that there was a lot more choice in contact lenses solution and there were actually ones to suit me. I get 6 months of lenses and solution in one go supplied by my opinions, however from time to time the solution does run out a bit quicker than it is supposed to so instead of having to keep going back to the opinions to get some more I decided to see what was available in the shops so that I could buy a couple of bottles to keep as spares in case they were needed. I discovered that Superdrug did their own version of Saline Solution, it was nothing fancy but did exactly the same things that my current solution does which is supplied at the opinions so I decided to give it a try.
The Superdrug Saline Solution comes in a chunky white plastic bottle, this has a dark blue label wrapped around most of it. On the front of the label is the Superdrug logo which is a the outline of a small silver star with the words "Saline Solution" written just below this in white. The only other information on the front of the bottle is a short sentence which states that the product rinses and is suitable for all contact lens types. The rest of the label is taken up with a large picture of an eclipse of a moon. The back of the label is taken up with all of the relevant product information consisting of what to use it for, contradictions, Warnings and Precautions, this is all written in very small white writing, however it is clearly set out making it very easy to read and follow. The bottle has a large white plastic lid which screws on and off, this covers and protects the dropper where the solution is dispensed from, to release the solution you simply squeeze the sides of the bottle and the solution comes out of a small hole in the end of the dropper.
The Superdrug Saline Solution is basically a clear liquid which looks just like water, it has not smell to it whatsoever. This particular solution is said to be designed for all types of contact lenses, I personally wear soft lenses which I change once a month so I was confident that this was going to be suitable and not cause any damage to my lenses, also it was pretty much the same as what the optician supplies anyway.
The Superdurg Saline Solution has a variety of uses, these are all pretty standard for this type of contact solution, but can be found on the back of the bottle as it is always worth checking first before using it on your lenses. The uses for this particular solution include
* Rinsing lenses after cleaning or disinfecting
* Dissolving protein removal tablets
* Daily lens case cleaning
* Heat disinfection's of soft lenses
* Inserting contact lenses
Personally I only really use mine for cleaning out my lens case, cleaning the lenses and wetting them when putting them in, however the solution does do a very good job of this
This is one of the headings on the back of the bottle, personally I would have thought that these would come under the warnings heading, however they do not and the contradictions consists of
* Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
* Do not use with chlorine disinfecting tablets.
The list of precautions on the back of the bottle are there to advise you of what and what not to do when using this particular product on your contact lenses, these consist of
* Wash and dry your hands before touching your lenses
* Start with the same lens to avoid confusion
* Once the bottle has been opened discard of any solution which is left after 3 months
* Do not use after the expiry date
* Consult your optician before changing solutions
* Close bottle after use
* Do not touch the end of the dropper onto any surface as this may cause contamination
* Clean lens case regularly
All of these precautions are pretty standard and to be honest I did all of these things before I even read the back of the bottle as they are the standard practises that your opinions teaches you when you first have contact lenses, however it is handy to have a list of dos and don'ts just in case you need to refer to them at any point.
Again these are listed on the back of the bottle and are what I would call standard for this type of product. The warnings include
* Consult your optician before using any eye medication with contact lenses
* Saline solution alone is not enough to disinfect contact lenses
* Never re-use solution always use fresh
* Never use tap water with contact lenses
* If irritation occurs consult your optician
The warnings do not just seem to be about Superdrug Saline Solution, but more general contact lenses and caring for them.
Price and Availability
Obviously this particular Saline Solution is only available in Superdrug as it is one of their branded products. The 360ml bottle costs £2.99 in my local Superdrug, I think they do a small bottle as well. I think that this product is reasonably priced, the 360ml bottle lasts me several weeks when I use it a couple of times a day. I would say that this is very good value for money.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Superdrug Saline Solution, this product does an excellent job of keeping my contact lenses clean. I have been using this product for some time now and so far have had not problems at all with it causing irritation, the solution really is gentle, although it doesn't actually promise to be suitable for sensitive eyes. The solution is perfect for cleaning out my contact lens cases as well as keeping the lenses themselves clean. Personally I feel that Sueprdrugs Saline Solution is an excellent price and in my opinion good value for money. I will definitely continue to purchase this product and would recommend it to anyone looking for this sort of product.
Summary: A reasonably priced saline solution