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SOLUTIONS

Rigid Contact Lens Solutions

Major Brand Solutions
FUNCTION
Manufacturer Solution Wetting Daily Cleaner Weekly Cleaner Soaking Cleaning/Soaking Wetting/Soaking Lubricant Preservatives* Approval**
ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS (AMO) Blink Contacts X None S.A., F.S.A.
ALCON Clear Care No Rub X None S.A., F.S.A.
Clear Care Plus No Rub X X X X None S.A., F.S.A.
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 2, 7 S.A., F.S.A
SupraClens X None S.A., F.S.A.
BAUSCH + LOMB Boston Original Formula Cleaner X None S.A. F.S.A.
Boston Original Formula Conditioning Solution X X X 2, 6 S.A. F.S.A.
Boston Advance Cleaner X None S.A. F.S.A.
Boston Advance Comfort Formula Conditioning Solution X 2, 6, 11 S.A. F.S.A.
Boston Rewetting Drops X 2, 6 S.A. F.S.A.
Boston Simplus Multi-Action Solution X X X X X X 6, 11 S.A. F.S.A.
Boston One Step Liquid Enzymatic Cleaner X None S.A. F.S.A.
PeroxiClear X None S.A., F.S.A.
Wetting & Soaking Solution X 2, 6 S.A., F.S.A., P.M.M.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 LacriPure None
Progent Protein Remover X None S.A., F.S.A.
Unique pH X X X X X X 7 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
1 = Thimerosal
2 = Edetate Disodium
3 = Benzalkonium Chloride
4 = Boric Acid
5 = Sorbic Acid
6 = Chlorhexidine
7 = Polyquad
8 = Chlorobutanol
9 = Phenylmercuric Nitrate
10 = Potassium Sorbate
11 = Polyaminopropyl Biguanide
12 = Benzyl Alcohol
13 = Polixetonium Chloride
** APPROVALS
S.A. = Siloxane acrylates
F.S.A. = Fluoro-siloxane acrylate
P.M.M.A. = Polymethyl-methacrylate

Soft Contact Lens Solutions

Non-Thimerosal Preserved Saline
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Alcon Clear Care Rinse & Go A sterile, isotonic, buffered saline solution containing sodium chloride, citrate, citric acid, 0.05% edetate disodium, and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1). Clear Care Rinse & Go is not a contact lens cleaning and disinfecting solution and should not be used for that purpose
Bausch + Lomb Sensitive Eyes Saline Solution A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution containing boric acid, sodium borate and sodium chloride; preserved with sorbic acid 0.1% and edetate disodium 0.025%
Sensitive Eyes Plus Saline Solution A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution containing boric acid, sodium borate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride; preserved with polyaminopropyl biguanide 0.00003%, and edetate disodium 0.025%
Unpreserved Saline
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
The Lifestyle Company PuriLens Plus Isotonic, buffered saline in 4 oz. bottles
Menicon LacriPure Sterile normal saline in 5mL unit dose vials
Daily Cleaners
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Alcon Opti-Clean II A sterile, isotonic formulation containing Tween 21 and special polymeric cleaning agents preserved with 0.1% edetate disodium and 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Opti-Free Daily Cleaner A sterile, isotonic, buffered formulation containing Tween 21 and micro-lens beads and preserved with 0.1% edetate disodium and 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Bausch + Lomb Sensitive Eyes Daily Cleaner Easy-rinsing formula with balanced viscosity, containing poloxamine, a borate buffer system sodium chloride, hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose, preserved with edetate disodium 0.5% and sorbic acid 0.25%
Lobob Sof/Pro2 SiHy Extra Strength Daily Cleaner Isopropyl alcohol and surfactants; preservative-free
Optikem International Sereine Extra Strength Daily Cleaner Preservative-free; containing isopropyl alcohol and surfactants
Weekly Cleaners (Protein Removers)
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) Ultrazyme Enzymatic Cleaner Subtilisin A; for use directly in a 3% hydrogen peroxide disinfection solution
Daily Protein Removers
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Alcon Opti-Free Supraclens Daily Protein Remover A preservative-free solution containing propylene glycol, sodium borate and highly purified pancreatin
Disinfecting Solutions and Combinations
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) Blink RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution A sterile, buffered aqueous solution with alexidine dihydrochloride 0.00016% and polyquaternium-1 0.0003% as preservatives/disinfectants, boric acid, sodium borate, Tetronic 904, edetate disodium, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, and purified water
Complete MPS Easy Rub Formula A sterile, isotonic, buffered solution, preserved with polyhexamethylene biguanide (0.0001%), a phosphate buffer, Poloxamer 237, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and purified water. Complete Multi-Purpose Solution contains no chlorhexidine or thimerosal
Alcon Opti-Free Express MPDS A sterile, buffered, isotonic aqueous solution containing sodium chloride, sodium citrate, boric acid, sorbitol, Tetronic 1304, aminomethylpropanol, edetate disodium 0.05%, and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1) and 0.0005% Aldox (myristamidopropyl dimethylamine)
Opti-Free PureMoist MPDS A sterile, buffered, isotonic aqueous solution containing sodium chloride, sodium citrate, boric acid, sorbitol, aminomethylpropanol, edetate disodium, two wetting agents (Tetronic 1304 and HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix [EOBO-41 – polyoxyethylene-polyoxybutylene]) and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1) and 0.0006% Aldox (myristamidopropyl dimethylamine)
Opti-Free Replenish Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution A sterile, buffered, isotonic aqueous solution to clean, rinse, disinfect, store, and recondition silicone hydrogel and soft contact lenses. Contains sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium borate, propylene glycol, TearGlyde (Tetronic 1304 and C9ED3A), and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1) and 0.0005% Aldox (myristamidopropyl dimethylamine)
Bausch + Lomb Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution A sterile, isotonic solution that contains hyaluronan, sulfobetaine, poloxamine, boric acid, sodium borate, edetate disodium and sodium chloride, preserved with a dual disinfection system (polyaminopropyl biguanide 0.00013% and polyquaternium 0.0001%)
Renu Advanced Formula Multi-Purpose Solution Sterile isotonic solution containing poloxamine, poloxamer 181, diglycine, sodium citrate, boric acid, sodium borate, edetate disodium, and sodium chloride and preserved with a triple disinfectant system (polyaminopropyl (polyaminopropyl biguanide 0.00005%, polyquaternium 0.00015% and alexidine 0.0002%)
CooperVision Lite Solution
Multipurpose Solution
A sterile, isotonic solution that contains poloxamer, sodium phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, and disodium edetate; preserved with polyhexanide 0.0001%. Contains no chlorhexidine or thimerosal
Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfection
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) The Oxysept UltraCare Formula Disinfecting/Neutralizer Oxysept disinfecting solution: Microfiltered Hydrogen peroxide 3% (stabilized with sodium stannate and sodium nitrate, and buffered with Phosphates) and purified water in a preservative-free, sterile solution
Oxysept neutralizing tablets: Smooth, round, tablets that contain catalase, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and cyanocobolomine (vitamin B12) with buffering and tableting agents
Oxysept Cup: A specifically designed lens cup that must be used with the UltraCare system. It consists of a single flared cup and a lens holder attached to the cap. The left lens basket and the gasket inside the top of the cap are blue. This will distinguish this cup from other lens cases
Alcon Clear Care No Rub A cleaning and disinfection solution (red tip) containing 3% hydrogen peroxide (stabilized with phosphonic acid), 0.79% sodium chloride, phosphate buffered with Pluronic 17R4 (a cleaning agent). One solution for cleaning, disinfecting, and removal of protein for all soft contact lenses
Disposable cup/disc packaged with product Specially designed cup provided with Clear Care Disinfecting Solution with platinum coated catalytic plastic disc used for automatic neutralization of hydrogen peroxide
Clear Care Plus A cleaning and disinfection solution (red tip) containing 3% hydrogen peroxide (stabilized with phosphonic acid), 0.79% sodium chloride, phosphate buffered with Pluronic 17R4 (cleaning agent) and containing wetting agent HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix EOBO-21 (polyoxyethylene-polyoxybutylene). One solution for cleaning, disinfecting, removal of protein, and improved wettability for all soft lenses
Disposable cup/disc packaged with product Specially designed cup provided with Clear Care Disinfecting Solution with platinum coated catalytic plastic disc used for automatic neutralization of hydrogen peroxide
Bausch + Lomb PeroxiClear Solution 3% hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting solution with a phosphonic acid stabilizer, potassium chloride, propylene glycol, carbamide, poloxamer 181, citrate and phosphate buffers. Preservative free Package includes special lens case with neutralizing disc
OcuSoft Ocusoft Lens Care System Sterile, preservative-free solution containing hydrogen peroxide 3% stabilized with phosphonic acid and buffered with phosphates
CooperVision Refine One Step: 3% hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting lens care system One step, preservative-free cleaning and disinfecting solution with 3% hydrogen peroxide with lubricating agent for enhanced lens wearing comfort
Subsonic/UVC Disinfection
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
The LifeStyle Company PuriLens Plus Unit 15-minute automatic cleaning and disinfecting system. Subsonic agitation creates hydrodynamic shear to clean lenses. UVC light cross-links DNA in microorganisms or cells and causes instant death
Lubricants/Rewetting Drops
Manufacturer Trade Name Formulation
Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops A sterile, buffered, isotonic, preserved solution. This aqueous formulation includes purified water, sodium hyaluronate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, boric acid and is preserved with OcuPure (stabilized oxychloro complex) 0.005%. This preparation contains no chlorhexidine, no thimerosal, and no other mercury containing ingredients
Akorn TheraTears Contact Lens Comfort Drops Contains carmellose sodium in purified water as a lubricant. It is a sterile, hypotonic, borate buffered solution containing sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and sodium phosphate. The preservative system consists of sodium perborate stabilized with phosphonic acid. Contains no chlorhexidine, no thimerosal, and no other mercury-containing ingredients, and it contains no detergents
Allergan Refresh Contacts Sterile, isotonic, buffered, preserved solution containing carboxymethylcellulose sodium, sodium chloride, boric acid, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, purified water and is preserved with Purite (stabilized oxychloro complex)
Alcon Clerz Plus Lens Drops A rewetting and lubricating drop that fights protein buildup during lens wear. A sterile, isotonic formulation containing a citrate/borate buffer, sodium chloride, mannitol, RLM 100 (PEG-11 lauryl ether carboxylic acid), tetronic 1304, edetate disodium, and 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Opti-Free Express Rewetting Drops A sterile, isotonic, buffered saline solution containing sodium chloride, citrate, citric acid, 0.05% edetate disodium and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Opti-Free PureMoist Rewetting Drops A rewetting and lubricating lens drop that fights protein buildup during lens wear. A sterile, Isotonic formulation containing a citrate/borate buffer, sodium chloride, mannitol, RLM 100 (PEG-11 lauryl ether carboxylic acid), tetronic 1304, edetate disodium, and 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Opti-Free Replenish Rewetting Drops A rewetting and lubricating lens drop that fights protein buildup during lens wear. A sterile, isotonic formulation containing a citrate/borate buffer, sodium chloride, mannitol, RLM 100 (PEG-11 lauryl ether carboxylic acid), tetronic 1304, edetate disodium, and 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Opti-Free Pro Moisturizing Lens Drops A lens drop to moisturize, lubricate, cushion, and provide enhanced lubrication to the contact lens while being worn. Opti-Free Pro Moisturizing Drops can be used with all silicone hydrogel and soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, including daily wear and disposable. A sterile, buffered, aqueous solution containing two demulcents 0.4% PEG400 and 0.3% propylene glycol with sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium borate, sorbitol, aminoethylpropanol, HP-Guar, and preserved with Polyquad (polyquaterrnium-1)
Opti-Free Pro Lubricating Eye Drops A sterile, buffered, aqueous lubricating eye drop that contains the demulcent propylene glycol 0.6%, with boric acid, dimyristoyl phosphatidylglycerol, edetate disodium, hydroxypropyl guar, mineral oil, polyoxyl 40 stearate, sorbitan tristearate, sorbitol, purified water, and preserved with 0.001% Polyquad (polyquaternium-1)
Bausch + Lomb ReNu Rewetting Drops Sterile, buffered, isotonic, solution that contains boric acid, poloxamine, sodium borate, and sodium chloride; preserved with sorbic acid 0.15% and edetate disodium 0.1%
ReNu MultiPlus Lubricating and Rewetting Drops A sterile, isotonic solution that contains povidone, boric acid, potassium chloride, sodium borate and sodium chloride; preserved with edetate disodium 0.1% and sorbic acid 0.1%
Sensitive Eyes Drops Sterile, buffered, isotonic aqueous solution, and sodium chloride preserved with sorbic acid 0.1% and edetate disodium 0.025%