3 Best Contact Lens Solutions in 2024 (Dry Eyes, Sensitive Eyes & More)

22nd Mar 2024

Choosing the right contact lens solution isn't just about keeping your lenses clean; it's about protecting your eyes and making sure your lenses last as long as they should. With numerous brand options available, it can feel like a maze trying to find the one that's just right for you.

Whether you're battling dry eyes, sensitive eyes, or simply looking for the best cleaning solution for your contact lenses, this article will help you find the best lens solution tailored to your needs.

Why picking the right contact solution matter?

Contact lens solutions play a pivotal role in lens care. Their main purpose is to clean and disinfect your contact lenses before wearing or reusing them. The two main lens solutions are multipurpose (most popular choice) and hydrogen peroxide-based formulas (best choice for people with sensitive eyes). Both solution types help eliminate debris and buildups to avoid eye infections, but they cater to different types of contact lenses and user sensitivities.

Best contact lens solution for dry eyes

Studies show that nearly 50% of contact lens wearers complain about dryness and discomfort. A lens solution like Opti-Free PureMoist has advanced hydration formulas to combat this.

Opti-Free PureMoist is designed with HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix technology that wraps your lenses in a comfy moisture cushion, ensuring your eyes stay comfortable all day. This lens solution also contains dual disinfectants to get rid of little microorganisms that can cause eye infections.

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Joseph J. Allen, a US-based optometrist, highlighted the effectiveness of Opti-Free, produced by Alcon, particularly for users of Alcon's contact lenses. “I find it at least works better and more synergistically with individuals who are using a contact lens made by the same company”

Best contact lens solution for sensitive eyes

Sensitive eyes can benefit from the preservation of beneficial tear proteins, such as lysozyme, which Biotrue contact solution actively supports. These proteins play a role in the eye's natural defense mechanism, protecting against irritants and pathogens. By maintaining these proteins' activity, Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution helps to keep the eye's surface healthy and less susceptible to irritation.

Dry lenses can exacerbate sensitivity, leading to discomfort and potential eye damage. Biotrue contact lens solution retains your lenses' moist for up to 20 hours, addressing one of the most common complaints among contact lens wearers: dryness. This extended moisture retention can significantly improve comfort, especially for those who wear their lenses for extended periods.

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Neal Guymon, O.D said, “The nice thing about Biotrue contact lens solution is that it has a little bit less preservatives in there, so people that have really sensitive eyes or sometimes dry eyes they might be sensitive to preservatives in other multi-purpose contact lens solutions so Biotrue is definitely a good option for you to try…”

Best contact lens solution for astigmatism

People with astigmatism often wear toric lenses, which can be more prone to deposits and buildup due to their unique shape and material. Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution is designed with a triple disinfectant system that kills 99.9% of germs in just 4 hours. This level of disinfection is recommended for astigmatism contact lenses to remain safe and hygienic for daily wear.

Renu contact lens solution also conditions and hydrates your contact lenses and provides sustained comfort throughout the day.

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Beyond choosing the right contact solution, proper care and usage are just as important.

Follow the cleaning instructions provided by your solution and lens manufacturer, replace your solution daily, and never top off the old solution in your case. These best practices ensure your contact lenses remain clean, comfortable, and safe to wear.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your optometrist with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or the use of contact lens solutions.