How To Buy the Best Contact Solution: Buying Guide
Having the right contact solution and eye drops is an important part of taking care of your vision. Sam's Club optical center carries several brands of contact lens solution; eye drops and eye care accessories that help you maintain the health of your eyes at members-only prices.
Contact solution is a chemically prepared liquid solution for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. Contact solution contains multiple chemical agents that effectively remove buildup and daily dirt on lenses without scraping the surface.
The best contact solution is specific to your lens type and used day-to-day for cleaning, disinfecting, rinsing and proper contact lens storage. Contact solution also moisturizes the lenses after use and is available in an all-in-one mix or a multi-step process. The best contact solution is whatever your eye care professional recommends to get the job done.
Contact solution runs out quickly because of daily use. Avoid a trip to the store and get contact solution ranging from $14.97-$15.98 delivered to your door when you order online, in bulk, from SamsClub.com.
What Different Types of Contacts Are There?
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of flexible plastics designed to allow oxygen to reach the cornea while you wear them. The best soft contact lenses have a new feature called silicone-hydrogels in the lens that allows for up to five times more oxygen to reach the cornea and decrease eye infections.
While these types of lenses get hard and deformed when they dry out, contact solution will quickly bring them back to life. They will need to be cleaned often because the lens material captures dirt more often throughout the day.
Rigid Contact Lenses
Rigid Contact Permeable Lenses (RGPs) are a durable plastic contact lens with mild resistance to build up. These type of lenses are harder to get used to but more affordable over a lifetime than soft contact lenses. RGPs also provide a stronger, clearer vision during use adding to your eye health over time. These are perfect for people with astigmatism or significant aberrations.
What Different Types of Contact Solution Are There?
There are a variety of contact lens solutions, but they come in two basic formulas that have an impact on your overall eye care. They must be used correctly and with caution. Some brands offer multipurpose solutions that clean and disinfect your lenses in one step. Other brands offer solutions may require a longer process to get your lens clean and disinfected.
Multipurpose contact solution products are designed to fight germs and match your personal pH levels. This solution loosens the oil and dirt on the lenses to keep your eyes lubricated during use.
These products clean and disinfect your contact lenses, but do require more care. The solution must be used with the provided case to make sure the hydrogen peroxide is neutralized before putting the lenses back into your eyes to avoid injury. Peroxide-based solutions don't contain preservatives, making them a good choice for those who have sensitive eyes. Perfect for people with an allergy to the preservatives in the most common contact solutions.
Saline contact solution does not contain disinfecting agents and is not recommended for cleaning your contact lenses. This solution can be used for cleaning and rinsing your contact lens after disinfecting it in your contact case with a disinfecting contact solution.
Daily cleaners solution removes dirt and debris from your soft contact lenses.
Rigid Gas Permeable Care System
Extended wear contacts or RGPs can be cleaned anywhere from a few days to once a month with combined use of distinct cleaning and disinfecting solutions or a multipurpose solution.
Enzymatic Protein Removers
Enzyme protein cleaning can be performed daily, weekly or monthly with a cleaner that removes protein deposits and other buildup from your contact lenses. This cleaner is offered in a liquid formula or a tablet form that dissolves in contact solution.
What to Consider when Buying Contact Solution
Before you make your next eye care and contact solution purchase, things to consider are comfort and longevity.
The best contact solution for comfort is considered no-bub and offers a specific technology to remove the feeling of touching your eye when it is irritated and uncomfortable during lens use.
The best contact solution lasts anywhere from two to four years from the date manufactured. Four years is a long time because solution gets used up quickly. Keep your home stocked up with bulk contact solution from Sam's Club, so you are never worried about not being able to clean and disinfect your contacts.
If you are using FDA-approved color contact lenses, using standard contact solution to clean and disinfect the contacts accordingly.
After choosing the right contact lens solution and eye drops, make sure to check out other eye care accessories. From lens cleaning wipes for glasses to single-use drops, you'll find everything you need for proper eye care at Sam's Club.
What Brands of Contact Solution Does Sam's Club Sell?
We offer popular brands of contact solution in bulk, including best-seller brands Bausch & Lomb, Refresh and Clear Eyes. For a contact solutions product list to supplement your needs, you'll find brands like Opti-Free and Systane here, as well.
Bausch & Lomb
FAQ - Contact Solution and Eye Drops
What's the best practice for cleaning my contacts?
No matter the solution, begin with washing your hands with warm water and mild soap. The following steps are recommended for cleaning soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contacts; however, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions as they may differ or have added steps.
Next, simply remove your contacts, rinse them carefully with the solution and soak them in the case for the recommended time period. A no-rub solution reduces lenses handling while still removing the deposits that build up during wear.
How long can I wear my contacts without taking them out?
Daily contact lenses can be removed and trashed every 24-48 hours. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn up to 30 days without removal, cleaning or disinfecting necessary. If you decide to clean your extended wear contact lenses, use the recommended contact solution from your eye care professional.
Can I soak my contacts in eye drops?
Maybe. Some brands offer eye drops or rewetting drops that are ok for use with contact lenses. Be sure to use eye drop solutions that specifically state "for contact lenses" or you could be putting your eyes in jeopardy.
Can I use contact solution as eye drops?
No. Eye drops are an effective option for treating dryness, redness and slight irritation. These traditional eye drops help you deal with occasional redness and dryness, such as what occurs with allergies. For those with very dry eyes when wearing lens, rewetting drops provide fast relief after applying them. If you have dryness that causes serious discomfort, make sure to check with your eye care professional.
Contact solution is created for cleaning contact lenses only. If you need to re-wet your contact lenses and there are no drops available, remove them from your eyes to clean and moisturize before reinserting into the eye.
How do I clean my contact case?
Wash your hands with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and air-dry your contact case after removing your lenses from the case to wear. Empty the old solution from the case and rub the inside with dry, clean fingers. Refill with the contact solution then quickly empty and leave out to dry.
How long can I use the same contact case?
Contact cases are easily contaminated with the bacteria from your contact lenses as they disinfect. Eye doctors recommend replacing contact lens cases every 30 days or, at a minimum, every three months.
Can I dilute contact solution?
No. In the past, eye doctors recommended rinsing with water. In the most recent years, eye doctors have recognized that microorganisms in tap water can affect your eye. Using water to dilute, wash or rinse your contacts can cause an eye infection.