Got questions? We’ve got answers. Read what eye care experts have to say about common
CLEAR CARE® Solution* and CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go ® questions.
*“Solution” refers to both CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS, unless otherwise indicated
SAFE USAGE of CLEAR CARE® and
CLEAR CARE® PLUS Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution
What should I do if CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution accidentally gets into my eyes straight from the bottle?
Immediately remove your lenses and wash your eyes with large amounts of water or sterile saline for a few minutes. If burning and/or irritation continues, call your eye care professional right away.
How long should I soak my lenses in CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution?
At least 6 hours or overnight. This allows the bubbling action of CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution to clean your lenses thoroughly and for the peroxide in the solution to become neutralized—creating a gentle saline solution, just like your own tears.
Why do I have to wait 6 hours before I can wear my contact lenses again?
CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution need time to neutralize peroxide to a gentle saline solution—making it safe to insert your lenses. If you don't wait 6 hours, and insert your lenses too early, you may feel burning and stinging.
Can I rinse my lenses with CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution before wearing them?
NO. CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution should never be used to rinse lenses before you put them on your
eyes. Otherwise, you’ll experience extremely unpleasant burning and stinging. Soak lenses in the special lens case for at least 6 hours before you insert them. If you want, lenses can be rinsed with
CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution or a sterile saline solution before inserting, although it really isn’t necessary.
How long can I store my lenses in a CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution lens case?
You can store lenses in an unopened CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution lens case for up to 7 days. After 7 days, prior to wear, discard old solution and disinfect the lenses again.
Why do I have to use the lens case provided in the CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution box?
Because there is no substitute. This lens case contains a unique neutralizing disc specially designed to neutralize the solution. It converts the powerful cleaning and disinfecting solution into a gentle saline solution, so it’s safe to put in your eyes after 6 hours.
When should I throw away my CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution lens case?
Always throw away your CLEAR CARE® or
CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution lens case with each new purchase of CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution. A fresh lens case is included in each package of each solution. Always use the new lens case when you open a new package.
Can I reuse CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution?
No. After your lenses have been cleaned, get rid of any excess solution left in the case and allow the case and lens basket to air dry. Rinse lens cup and holder with fresh CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution and allow to air dry.
How often is it safe to use CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution? Daily, weekly, monthly?
CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS are safe to use daily.
Why do I have to clean the lens case with solution after use?
It will remove any residual dirt and debris particles that may have filtered down to the bottom of the case. Don’t rinse with water, however, because tap water could contain potential eye irritants and germs.
Should I rinse my lenses with multi-purpose solution after using CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS?
Use CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® or a sterile saline solution if you want to rinse. Always follow your eye doctor’s recommendation.
LENS COMPATIBILITY WITH CLEAR CARE® AND CLEAR CARE® PLUS
Can CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solutions be used with all types of soft contact lenses?
Yes. Both solutions are great for soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. The HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix in CLEAR CARE® PLUS makes it ideal for weekly and monthly silicone hydrogel lenses, such as AIR OPTIX®, PureVision^, Biofinity^ and ACUVUE^ brand contact lenses.
INGREDIENTS in CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS
Why is CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solution good for sensitive eyes?
After neutralization, lenses are left soaking in a gentle saline solution like your own tears, versus other solutions, which may leave behind residual preservatives or chemicals that can end up in your eye. Remember that CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solutions contain no added preservatives that may irritate eyes.
Does CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS have any added preservatives?
No. CLEAR CARE® AND CLEAR CARE® PLUS Solutions do not contain added preservatives.
What is HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix?
It’s a proprietary wetting agent that moisturizes your lenses for long-lasting moisture and is specifically designed to work with today’s soft contact lenses.
THE CLEAR CARE® DIFFERENCE
How are CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS different from other peroxide lens care solutions?
Other peroxide solutions may look the same, but they are not CLEAR CARE®. Only CLEAR CARE® is the #1 doctor recommended hydrogen peroxide solution. Our exclusive Triple Action Cleaning formula and special case (with a platinum disc) provide patients with even the most sensitive eyes a pristine clean.
- CLEAR CARE® PLUS is the only peroxide solution that has HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix, which is a special wetting agent designed to recondition soft lenses and surround them with long-lasting moisture.
- Both CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS offer nearly complete neutralization of peroxide, resulting in a gentle saline solution that is much like your natural tears.
Which peroxide lens care system do most eye care professionals recommend?
Recommended and clinically proven for over a decade, CLEAR CARE® Solution is the #1 eye care professional-recommended peroxide lens care solution.
How are CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS solutions different from multi-purpose solutions?
CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS solutions use hydrogen peroxide to help prevent eye infections by killing harmful germs and bacteria on contact lenses. CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS solutions work with a special lens case to create a bubbling action you can see that actively cleans and removes debris from your lenses so your lenses are clean and comfortable. CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS are also preservative-free which means no preservatives or chemicals from multi-purpose solutions enter your eyes, which could cause irritation.
How can I be sure my contact lenses are clean enough?
CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS solutions have proprietary formulations that feature an active ingredient (a surfactant) with excellent lens surface cleaning properties.
The peroxide in CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS solutions penetrate the lens to provide deep cleaning, while the bubbling action helps remove protein deposits and other foreign particles.
What’s the difference between CLEAR CARE® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS?
CLEAR CARE® PLUS has the same cleaning power of CLEAR CARE®, but also contains a proprietary wetting agent called HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix that reconditions soft lenses and surrounds them with long-lasting moisture.
Is CLEAR CARE® being discontinued, now that CLEAR CARE® PLUS is available?
No, CLEAR CARE® will still be available.
WHERE TO BUY
Where can I find CLEAR CARE® Solution?
CLEAR CARE® Solution is available just about everywhere lens care products are sold. Look for CLEAR CARE® Solution at any local mass, drug, health or grocery retailer or online.
Why can’t I find CLEAR CARE® PLUS at my local retailer?
CLEAR CARE® PLUS will soon be available wherever CLEAR CARE® products are sold. Call our Customer Service number for details on when it will be at your local retailer.1-800-757-9195 or [email protected]
CLEAR CARE® RINSE & GO® SOLUTION
What’s the difference between CLEAR CARE®, CLEAR CARE® PLUS and CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution?
CLEAR CARE® and
CLEAR CARE® PLUS are meant to clean and disinfect your lenses. Rinse & Go® Solution is a saline solution meant to rinse your lenses after you clean and disinfect them with CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS, but before you insert the lens into your eye. It can also be used for temporary storage of soft lenses only.
Will Rinse & Go® clean and disinfect my lenses?
No. It’s a saline solution that should be used for rinsing or temporarily storing your soft lenses only.
What is the best way to use Rinse & Go® Solution?
It’s best to use it right after you disinfect your lenses, but can also be used to store and rinse your lenses throughout the day.
What is the difference between CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution and a multi-purpose solution?
CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution is meant only for rinsing lenses after cleaning and disinfection. Multi-purpose solution can be used for cleaning, disinfecting and rinsing.
Are there any differences between CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution and other saline solutions?
CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® is formulated to be gentle on the eye and does not contain the same preservatives found in other saline solutions.
Can I use the CLEAR CARE® lens case to temporarily store my lenses?
You may store lenses for up to 30 days in the lens case. If lenses are stored for longer than 30 days in the CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go® Solution, they must be cleaned and disinfected with CLEAR CARE® or CLEAR CARE® PLUS again before wearing.