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Top 10 contact lens solutions in 2023-2024

Jakub Odcházel, DiS.

Medically reviewed by Jakub Odcházel, DiS., Chief Optician, on 9 Nov 2022. Written by Lentiamo

Don't miss one of our favourites: Solunate Multi-Purpose contains hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and keep your eyes comfortable and healthy.

Contact solutions are designed to clean and disinfect contact lenses to keep your eyes healthy and free from infection. Many solutions also hydrate lenses for extra comfortable wear.

With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to find a solution that suits your lenses and needs. We’ve compiled a list of the best contact lens solutions this year to make finding the right one a little bit easier.

Below you’ll find Lentiamo’s picks for the best contact lens solutions ranging from best solution for sensitive eyes to the best travel-sized solution. Ready to have a look?

How we chose the top contact lens solutions...

  • Research - We researched contact lens solutions, ingredients, and more to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each. We looked at popular solutions and new ones on the market to find the best of the best.
  • Customer reviews - We also consulted customer reviews to see what users have to say about each solution.
  • Optometrist approved - Lentiamo optometrists reviewed our research and offered their expert opinions on the top solutions this year.

Read about the advantages and possible disadvantages of each solution below to find yours!

Our Top Picks

Best overall: ReNu MultiPlus
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Best value for money: Solunate Multi-Purpose
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Best hydrogen peroxide: Ever Clean Plus
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Best for sensitive eyes: Biotrue Multi-Purpose
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Best budget solution: Vantio Multi-Purpose
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Best travel-sized: SOLOCARE AQUA
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Best for hard lenses: Boston Simplus Solution
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Best multi-purpose solution: ReNu MultiPlus

ReNu MultiPlus 360 ml solution is suitable for all soft contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses. It contains boric acid which effectively disinfects and balances the solution’s pH to ensure cleaner and more comfortable lenses.

ReNu MultiPlus is our top pick for best multi-purpose solution because of its versatility and ability to care for all types of contact lenses. Best Products Reviews rates ReNu MultiPlus highly amongst other popular solutions as well.1

Pros

  • Kills micro-organisms on the lens
  • Removes stubborn protein deposits for clearer vision
  • Maximum moisturisation

Cons

  • Not suitable for hard contact lenses

This is how our customers rate this product:

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What does a multi-purpose solution do? Multi-purpose solutions are designed for the complete care of contact lenses. From rinsing, disinfecting, cleaning, and storing, multi-purpose solutions are convenient and offer comprehensive lens care.


Best value for money: Solunate Multi-Purpose

Solunate Multi-Purpose solution is the best-selling contact lens solution at Lentiamo. Solunate is formulated with hyaluronic acid for maixumum moisturisation without burning or stinging.

The 400 ml bottle is larger than other solutions and can last up to five days longer than standard bottles of a similar price. Solunate is our best value pick because you get more solution per bottle plus quality benefits.

Pros

  • Suitable for sensitive and dry eyes
  • Hyaluronic acid for effective moisturisation
  • Larger bottle for a better price

Cons

  • Not suitable for hard contact lenses

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Ready to try something new? Solunate Multi-Purpose is an excellent alternative to ReNu MPS Sensitive Eyes, Biotrue Multi-Purpose and OPTI-FREE.


Best hydrogen peroxide solution: Ever Clean Plus

Ever Clean Plus 350 ml with case solution is a high-quality hydrogen peroxide solution designed to deeply clean and disinfect contact lenses. Through a chemical reaction, hydrogen peroxide solutions penetrate the lens to break up hard-to-remove deposits and build-up that can cause discomfort and clouded lenses.

Ever Clean Plus is our top pick for hydrogen peroxide solutions in the U.K. because of its quality cleaning capabilities and preservative-free formula.

Pros

  • Deeply cleans and removes deposits
  • Suitable for soft and hard contact lenses (including ortho-k lenses)
  • Preservative free - great for sensitive eyes

Cons

  • Not for quick rinsing

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Haven't used a hydrogen peroxide solution before? Keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide solutions must be neutralised before coming in contact with the eyes. This process takes a minimum of six hours. Learn more about using hydrogen peroxide solutions before getting started.


Best for sensitive eyes: Biotrue Multi-Purpose

Biotrue Multi-Purpose 360 ml solution by Bausch & Lomb draws inspiration from the physiology of your eyes. The solution is pH balanced to match healthy tear fluid for comfortable, all-day wear.

Thanks to its dual-disinfection system, Biotrue Multi-Purpose also efficiently disinfects and removes unwanted lipids and proteins that can cloud vision.

Biotrue Multi-Purpose is our top pick for sensitive eyes because it works in harmony with your eyes’ natural functions for less irritation.

Pros

  • Neutral pH that mimics healthy tears
  • Removes protein buildup whilst preserving beneficial proteins
  • Up to 20 hours of moisture

Cons

  • Not suitable for hard contact lenses

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Why does pH matter? Contact lens discomfort has been linked to differing pH levels between natural tears and contact lens solutions. For the most comfortable experience, a solution’s pH should fall within a certain range.2


Best budget solution: Vantio Multi-Purpose

Vantio Multi-Purpose is a no-fuss solution that disinfects, moisturises and removes protein deposits. It’s also ideal for rinsing and storing contact lenses. Vantio Multi-Purpose is our top budget pick for those looking to save some money whilst taking full advantage of all-purpose contact lens care solutions.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • For soft or hard contact lenses
  • Moisturises

Cons

  • Screw-on cap

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Want to save with Vantio? Vantio Multi-Purpose is an affordable alternative to many popular solutions such as: All In One Light, Zero-Seven Refreshing, Options Multi and many more.


Best travel-sized solution: SOLOCARE AQUA

SOLOCARE AQUA is a great option for travel as the 90 ml bottle complies with liquid restrictions for most airlines. This multi-purpose solution is the perfect go-to solution for cleaning, disinfecting, rinsing, and storing lenses anywhere.

Newer bottles feature a unique, patented locking system that keeps the cap in place to prevent leakage.

SOLOCARE AQUA is our top pick for travel-sized solutions for its remarkable hydration capabilities and foolproof bottle design. It is also available in standard size bottles and value packs.

Pros

  • Perfect size for flying and travel
  • HydroLock effect for long-lasting moisturisation
  • High-quality lens case included

Cons

  • Not suitable for hard contact lenses

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Need contact solution for travel? Never mix two different types of contact lens solutions. Multi-purpose solutions have ingredients that might be incompatible with ingredients from other solutions. Using two different solutions for one pair of lenses can negate the effectiveness of a solution or cause irritation.


Best solution for hard contact lenses: Boston Simplus Solution

Boston Simplus Solution is specifically formulated to care for hard (rigid gas permeable) contact lenses. It is an all-in-one solution that conveniently cleans, disinfects, moisturises, and conditions without the need for additional weekly care products.

Boston Simplus Solution is our top pick for hard contact lenses because of its convenience, quality and effectiveness.

 

Pros

  • Super convenient all-in-one solution
  • Removes deposits without extensive nighttime rubbing routine
  • Cushions for comfort when inserting and wearing

Cons

  • Smaller 120 ml bottle

This is how our customers rate this product:

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Other contact solutions customers love

These final three picks are based on customer reviews. Each solution is highly rated and offers unique advantages.

OPTI-FREE RepleniSH is formulated for added moisture and is great for dry eyes. If you have sensitive eyes or use a hydrogen peroxide solution, rinsing with AVIZOR Saline is an easy way to make sure your lenses are rinsed and ready to use. ReNu MPS Sensitive Eyes is a good all-in-one solution for those with sensitive or easily irritated eyes.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you choose the right solution for your contact lenses?

There are many different products available depending on what your eyes need. There are countless multi-purpose solutions that are suitable for most contact lens wearers. However, what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. Always bear two requirements in mind: maximum lubrication and adequate disinfection.

Maximum lubrication

Have you heard of dry eye syndrome? This is often the result of staying in a dusty environment while wearing contacts or occurs after working at a computer on a daily basis. Dry mucous membranes mean dry eyes – for this problem, we recommend using contact lens solutions that effectively moisturise the lenses such as our best-selling Solunate solution.

Sufficient disinfection

Interested in using peroxide solutions? This type of solution cleans your contact lenses particularly thoroughly by removing bacteria and sediments. Lenses are cleaned through a chemical reaction which may take up to several hours. At the end of the process, peroxide solutions are neutralised so you can safely put the lenses back into your eyes.


Closing thoughts from Lentiamo

Lentiamo's Chief Optician Jakub was consulted about the research, overall content, and product recommendations in this guide. The content was reviewed for medical accuracy in order to bring you the most reliable information possible.

Ultimately, the best contact lens solution for you depends on your eyes and needs. If you've been struggling to find the right solution or are looking for one with more advantages, this guide can point you in the right direction.


Sources

1. Best Product Reviews, 10 Best Bausch Lomb Renu Multiplus In The UK
2. National Library of Medicine, Comparative study of pH for different saline and multi-purpose contact lens solutions

 

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