Product Type: Tesco in Contact Lenses
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Tesco All-In-One Contact Lens Solution
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Tesco All-In-One Contact Lens Solution
Advantages: Quality solution, bottle and price
Disadvantages: Nothing really
You would think that wearing contact lenses would be simple in terms of what to buy, which accessories and solution to use, etc. But the truth is that there are a ridiculous number of products and companies all vying for their products to be bought and used, and it's hard to know whether or not something is worth buying.
The main solution I have used in the past is Renu - when I first started wearing contact lenses, my parents wanted to make sure that I used a recognised contact lens specialist for my products, and as they were paying I wasn't too fussed. As time has gone by and contact lenses have become a lot more common, the science behind them and research into them more detailed and clear, other companies have jumped on the bandwagon and the supermarkets have even joined in with their mass market lower priced products.
This is where this product comes in. If you asked me 10 years ago if I wanted to try a Tesco own brand of contact lens solution, I probably would have paid the extra money and stuck with Renu. Nowadays, with their specialist opticians and scientists creating all manner of products and keeping up with current analysis, I feel a lot more confident using their products, which is handy when you consider the price difference.
Tesco own brand contact lens solution comes in a 250ml bottle and costs £4. With proper daily cleaning and storage, this will last you a good few months, a cost which is easily absorbed. Renu, for example, charges £10 and you get a 240ml bottle, a noticeable difference I would say.
The bottle is a solid one, with a quality lid and nozzle which doesn't drip when you squeeze it. It's also very easy to either squirt a thin stream of solution for filling the cases or to get out a few drops when you're cleaning the lenses before or after wearing. This to me is quite important, as there are a few products with awful bottle dispensers that just waste the solution and make a really annoying mess.
The main thing though is the quality of the product. The solution is slightly filmy, a concoction of chemical products that I can neither spell nor pronounce. I find that it does a pretty good job as well, giving enough of a slightly soapy feel that you know the lens is being cleaned well. I don't think you need to use more solution than with other brands such as Renu, so this gets the thumbs up.
Storage is the big test, to maintain the quality of the lenses. Again, easy to dispense and sit the lenses in the solution, the amount you use depending entirely on the size of the case you use, of which there are an abundance and you can get some fun and quirky ones. This solution doesn't usually come with a spare case, assuming that you already have one this shouldn't be too much of a problem. Sitting them in the solution overnight reveals quite positive results - the lenses are clean and with a quick rinse before putting them in, the feel once they're in my eyes is nice and comfortable, feeling clean and disinfected.
I do occasionally get some sort of an awkward feel when they're in, but I usually put this down to the astigmatism in my eyes, as in they're not a consistent curve so the lenses will never sit absolutely perfectly on my eyes. I find that after a long time of wearing, they're slightly drier than with Renu, but it's negligible most of the time and I sometimes wonder whether this is more me imagining it than it actually being the case.
Overall then, this is a quality contact lens solution that works out at less than half the price of a product such as Renu, which if you get through one of these every couple of months or so (or even quicker depending on how much you take them out and put them in and clean them) doesn't add up nearly as much as the more expensive optician specific brands do. At £4 and returning results that seem to be as good as the top brands if not the same, I'd highly recommend this.
Summary: Quality contact lens solution from Tesco
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