Article Date: 7/1/2011

Rigid Contact Lens Solutions

Rigid Contact Lens Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Brand Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTION

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer

Solution

Wetting

Daily

Weekly

Soaking

Cleaning/

Wetting/

Lubricant

Preservatives*

Approval**

 

 

 

Cleaner

Cleaner

 

Soaking

Soaking

 

 

 

ABBOTT

Blink Contacts

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

None

S.A., F.S.A.

MEDICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICS (AMO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Blink-N-Clean Lens Drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

11

S.A, F.S.A.

ALCON

Clerz Plus Lens Drops

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

2, 7

S.A, F.S.A.

 

Opti-Clean II

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

2, 7

S.A., F.S.A

 

Opti-Free Daily Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

7

F.S.A

 

SupraClens

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

None

S.A., F.S.A.

 

Unique-pH Multi-Purpose Solution

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

7

S.A., F.S.A.

BAUSCH +

Boston Original Formula Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

None

S.A.

LOMB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Boston Original Formula

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

2, 6

S.A.

 

Conditioning Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Boston Advance Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

None

S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Boston Advance Comfort

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

2, 6, 11

S.A.

 

Formula Conditioning Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Boston Rewetting Drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

2,6

S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Simplus Multi-Action

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

6, 11

S.A., F.S.A.

 

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston One Step Liquid

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

None

S.A.

 

Enzymatic Cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Concentrated Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

None

S.A., F.S.A.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.M.M.A.

 

Wetting & Soaking Solution

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

2, 6

S.A., F.S.A.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.M.M.A.

CIBA VISION

Clear Care No Rub

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

14

S.A., F.S.A

CONTAMAC US

Optimum GP System

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

12, 3

S.A., F.S.A

CONTEX

Clear/Clean

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

None

S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.S.A.

 

Polish Brite

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

None

S.A., F.S.A.

LOBOB

Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

--

P.M.M.A.

 

Optimum Extra Strength Cleaner

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

--

S.A., F.S.A.

 

Soaking Solution

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2, 3

P.M.M.A.

 

Optimum Wetting/Rewetting Drop

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

12

S.A., F.S.A

 

Wetting Solution

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,3

P.M.M.A

 

Optimum Cleaning, Disinfecting,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

12

S.A., F.S.A.

MENICON

MeniCare G.P. Cleaning,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disinfecting, Storage

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

2, 12

S.A., F.S.A.

 

MeniCare Wetting and Rewetting

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, 5, 12

S.A., F.S.A.

 

Progent Protein Remover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(for in-office use)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

None

S.A., F.S.A.

OPTIKEM INT'L

Sereine Wetting

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

3, 2

P.M.M.A.

 

Sereine Cleaning

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

3, 2

S.A., F.S.A.

 

Sereine Soaking/Cleaning

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3, 2

P.M.M.A.

 

Con-Sure Cleaning (lab strength)

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.M.M.A.

 

Sereine Wetting/Soaking

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

3, 2

S.A., F.S.A.

 

* PRESERVATIVES

 

** APPROVALS

1 = Thimerosal

6 = Chlorhexidine

10 = Potassium Sorbate

S.A. = Siloxane acrylates 2 = Edetate

2 = Edetate Disodium

7 = Polyquad

11 = Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

F.S.A. = Fluoro-

3 = Benzalkonium Chloride

8 = Chlorobutanol

12 = Benzyl Alcohol

P.M.M.A. = Polymethyl-methacrylate

4 = Boric Acid

9 = Phenylmercuric Nitrate

13 = Polixetonium Chloride

 

5 = Sorbic Acid

 

 

 



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: July 2011