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Universal Barrel Style Contact Lens Case
Member Name: newby2
Universal Barrel Style Contact Lens Case
Advantages: a great little product
==Standard White Barrel Contact Lens Case==
I have been wearing contact lenses for a good many years now and it has become second nature to me. When I first had my eyes checked and it was found out that I needed to have corrective eye wear I really wasn't keen on having glasses as I thought it would hide my beautiful face! Of course I have since got over myself and realised that my beautiful face suits glasses and I wear them a few times a week to give my eyes a break!! However one thing that concerned me about wearing contacts was the cost of the things which is why when I first opted to wear them I chose the monthly disposables.
Monthly disposables are a much cheaper alternative when compared to daily disposables but there is a lot more things that are needed and have to be costed in. Not only do the lenses need to be kept in a proper contact lens solution over night whilst not in the eyes but a clean barrel is needed so that the solution and thus the contacts don't become dirty or scratched.
I first got my monthly disposables from Specsavers and signed up to the monthly plan whereby they would take money from my account and then send me out a new pair of lenses with the correct solution and a new barrel in the post. That was the easy part as I soon found out that washing the lenses and putting fresh solution into the barrel was a pain to do especially after a few vodkas!
The barrel itself comes sterilised and all clean ready to go. I would always swish some of the contact lens solution round it before using it to make sure it was totally clean and fresh just to make sure. You can get the barrel in lots of different designs and colours but the one that comes from Specsavers is a rather plain one which has a white screw cap and a clear plastic pot. The lid of the barrel has the case where the contact fit in secured to it so that when you take the lid off you can place it on the work top and easy put your contacts in or take them out.
The area where the contact lenses are stored has vent like holes in so that the solution in the pot will get to the lenses and keep them wet and fresh. Printed on one side of the case is a L for the left eye and a R for the right eye so that there is no confusion as to which lens is which. I am fortunate enough to have the same strength of lens in each eye so if I do get them muddled it really makes no difference to me.
The case holds the lenses in tightly without damaging them and it is clicked together to create a safe place that is still easy to open and close even after a few too many to drink. The case on the whole is a very good little item and it is a must when wearing monthly disposables. However I soon became bored of having to keep the lenses clean and safe and have now opted for a cheap daily disposable which I find works much better for me.
If I did go back to using the monthly lenses again I would definitely need to get one of these sort of cases and seeing as how you can pick up a set of three for a few pounds they are not as expensive of some of the other types of cases. The easy to open screw cap makes using the barrel easy and really as far as products like this go this has got to be one of the best.
I can't find anything to complain about with this barrel case and for that reason I feel a top score fo 5 out of 5 stars is in order and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A good product
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