Clear Care Burns

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by callimico66, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. callimico66

    callimico66 Guest

    I am trying Clear Care disinfecting solution, but even after a full 8-9
    hours in the neutralizing case and a thorough rinse with saline, my
    lenses still BURN for several minutes. I don't think this is good for
    my eyes, besides being painful. Anybody out there have the same
    experience? I have dry eyes to begin with, and have been using
    Opti-Free Express, MiraFlow cleaner, protein removal drops, etc. with
    success. But now that MiraFlow is now longer on the market, I had
    thought I'd switch to something simpler.

    callimico66, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. callimico66

    LarryDoc Guest

    1. I's assuming you're using a new case with an active catalytic disk.
    When it's done bubbling, it's done. If it is not actively bubbling when
    you fill the case, you've got the problem.

    2.If you have really dry eyes, it wouldn't matter how sparkling clean
    and completely neutralized the solution---the mere physical contact with
    the lens can be an irritant.

    3.There is also the possibility that the few molecules of residual
    cleaning agent in the solution bother you, but that's hardly likely if
    you are rinsing the lens with saline.

    4.Perhaps you are using a preserved saline that your eyes do not

    5.And then (again I'm assuming you wash and dry your hands before
    handling the lenses) consider chemicals in your hand soap. Those
    antibacterial and highly scented soaps can be a real problem for some.
    If you don't dry your hands, perhaps you're tap water is an issue.

    I hope you can figure it out. Do let us know.

    PS: peroxide user tip # 4:before removing freshly disinfected lenses
    invert the case to rinse the top-inside of the container to dilute any
    residual peroxide that may be hiding there.

    LB, O.D.
    LarryDoc, Jul 25, 2006
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  3. callimico66

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    6. Some of the peroxide solution bubbled out of the vent in the lid of
    the container, leaving the contact lenses partially submerged. When
    this happens, not all of the hydrogen peroxide can react with the
    catalyst, and remains in the lenses.

    Another solution would be to disard the solution, refill with saline,
    and allow to soak another 10 minutes.

    Dr. Leukoma, Jul 25, 2006
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