I was twenty-two when I snatched the glasses from my dearly beloved’s face and tried them on. To my utter shock, I saw that I could see individual leaves on the tree outside the window.
Thus began my journey with corrective eye-wear. I wore hideous glasses for a few years (hey, it was the eighties!) and then got my first pair of contact lenses. In those days, we wore the same pair of lenses for a year. (Imagine!) I’ve been wearing contact lenses for over twenty years now.
Nowadays, I wear disposable lenses. (Right now I’m wearing glasses, but that’s because it’s so late at night.) I wear them almost every day but try to remove them after nine or ten hours so my eyeballs can rest.
Not long ago I went to a new eye doctor, one who specialized in fitting contact lenses. She switched my lenses to a different type because I’d been experiencing some dryness and irritation. She switched my solution to an hydrogen-peroxide type (the kind that you use little discs). She said it works more thoroughly, but she also told me that the other kind of solution works fine as long as you follow the directions.
You are supposed to rub and rinse them for twenty seconds, then rinse each side for another five seconds. (I had just been peeling them out of my eyes and plopping them into solution.) I guess most people do not follow the rinsing and rubbing directions.
Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to test the new Biotrue solution.
(Oh, I was going to insert a picture of it but the file was too big. But here, go to the Biotrue site and check out the beautiful packing.) It’s pretty, right?
This solution has a lubricant naturally found in your eyes, matches the pH of healthy tears and keeps beneficial tear proteins active.
Admittedly, I’m not sure what that last part means, but I can tell you that this solution did not make my eyes sting at all. My lenses felt as clean as could be. (When I was using another brand of this type of solution, my eyes were pretty irritated most of the time.)
So, I liked this solution. I liked how well it seemed to work, I liked how comfortable it left my lenses and I liked the packaging. I’m not sure I would purchase this, however, because my eye care professional was so insistent about me using the other type of solution (the hydrogen peroxide based solution, used with the disc system).
Despite that, I liked this solution and would recommend it, especially if you are using another brand of this type of solution–and you find your eyes scratchy or irritated or dry.
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“I wrote this review while participating in a Mom Central Consulting blog tour on behalf of Bausch + Lomb Biotrue. I received a Biotrue sample and a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”