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Tesco All-In-One Contact Lens Solution
Member Name: aleena123
Tesco All-In-One Contact Lens Solution
Date: 12/01/12, updated on 15/07/13 (332 review reads)
Advantages: Disinfects, all in one solution, cleans, provides case, cheap
I have been a contact lenses wearer for many years and my previous Opticians always recommended Renu when I bought contact lenses and they use to cost me quite a bit on top of buying the monthly contact lenses. As I was recommended only this contact lenses solution I was a bit anxious to change because when it come to the hygiene and safety of my eyes I did not want to take any chances.
For the past couple of years I have changed Opticians and now use Tesco Opticians and I asked the Optician about changing to the Tesco All in One Contact lens solution and we said that would be fine as long as it's a all on one solution and not just a saline solution.
Tesco All in One Contact Lens Solution comes in a bottle of 250ml with a brand new contact lens case to store away the lenses. It costs £4 which is cheap compared to my previous brand Renu that also came with a spare contact lens case and the bottle was slightly smaller 240ml and cost me £10. This is more then double the price of the Tesco brand. I was not sure whether quality wise the Renu may be better or perhaps it was only due to the brand. Tesco all in one solution does state it disinfects, can be used for daily cleaning, removes protein, and is moisturising for added comfort. This seems sufficient for safely wearing soft and hard contact lenses. It also states is is suitable for Silicone Hydrogel lenses.
I have been using these contact lenses solution whenever I use monthly contact lenses. Monthly contact lenses are soft lenses that are thrown away every month. However they need to be disinfected and stored in a contact lens case with solution over night. Then rinsed in the morning and I again clean both side with the solution before putting them in my eyes. Tesco Solution is suitable for all these things so I get all this done and the solution will last up to a month. With the Tesco Solution you get a contact lens case which is very much needed as I like to replace mine regularly, ideally monthly to prevent build up of bacteria and also I wear mascara and find that sometimes my case gets a bit of mascara left inside if I was not thorough enough with cleaning the lenses.
This Tesco All in One solution can also be used for hard contact lenses and the type some wear for a year before replacing. I have never tried this type of lens before but I have been told they have to sometimes use special products to remove protein that can build up on the lenses. The Tesco solution claims it removes protein so should be suitable for those that wear this type of lenses. For monthly contact lens wearers removing protein is not necessary.
Recently Tescos have changed the packaging of the solution, it use to come in a blue and white box as shown in the picture above. However now it comes in a translucent plastic packaging so if you are looking for this product this information may be useful.
It is fairly simple to use and have the full instruction of how to use on the packaging so that should help new contact lens wearers in-case they forget how to look after their lenses. It is easy to open the bottle for the first time you have to screw cap anti-clockwise to break the seal. The cap can be easily lost so that is sometime I make sure I don't do as then there is a chance the tip can get dirty and contaminated. Before handling of your lens of course wash and dry your hands properly. To clean lens you place the lens in your hand and add 5-10 drops to the lens and gently clean both sides for at least 20 seconds. To disinfect you place lens in case provided and fill with solution and then close lid and allow to disinfect for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.
The solution should be stored at room temperature and away from children. The solution should be used within 3 months opening and before expiry date. If it causes irritation of any kind stop using and consult a specialist.
Tesco all in one solution has been prefect for me as since using I have had no irritation, infection or any other problem. It seems just as good if not better then my previous solution and costs less then half the price.