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Optimum by Lobob Extra Strength Cleaner (ESC)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 Reviews
  • $15.75

  • On backorder. Orders placed now will ship on or about

Product unavailable 

Unfortunately, this product is no longer available. It has been out of production for more than a year. We do not know whether it will become available again. Best source of the most current information is the manufacturer's site, loboblabs.com.

For updates and for alternative product recommendations, please click here.

About Optimum by Lobob ESC

  • Available in 2oz size (sorry, we no longer have 4oz and 10mL sizes available)
  • Suitable for cleaning PROSE and other lenses made from RGP lens materials, including with plasma treatment
  • NOT appropriate for lenses with Hydra-PEG coating
  • Contains no polyquad, chlorhexidine, polyaminopropyl biguanide or benzalkonium chloride

Description (by Rebecca)

Lobob ESC (Extra Strength Cleaner) is a top quality daily cleaner suitable for gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses and PROSE. One of the reasons it is popular for sclerals and PROSE is that it is one of the few that are non abrasive and compatible with plasma treated lenses.

This is a cleaning solution, not an overnight disinfection or conditioning solution.

Make sure you use only lens cleaners approved by your lens provider!

Make sure you use only saline to rinse it off, not water.

Do you have lenses with Hydra-PEG coating? 

Lobob ESC is NOT APPROVED for use with lenses that have the Hydra-PEG coating. Approved cleaners for Hydra-PEG include Unique pH and Boston Simplus (also sold here).

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is a sterile, non-preserved aqueous solution of cocoamphodiacetate and glycols, and contains no suspended abrasive particles.

Label information

Optimum by Lobob 'Extra Strength' Cleaner

For use with rigid gas permeable silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Description

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is a sterile, non-preserved aqueous solution of cocoamphodiacetate and glycols, and contains no suspended abrasive particles.

Actions

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner eliminates surface deposits, grease, oils, lipids, salts, and cosmetic residue from silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate rigid gas permeable contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Indications

Use Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner to clean silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate rigid gas permeable contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Contraindications (reasons not to use)

If you are allergic to any ingredient that is used in Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner, do not use this product. 

Warnings

  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner contains no preservatives to which some people may be allergic, but see contraindications.
  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is NOT for use directly in the eye.
  • Serious damage to the eye and loss of vision may result from wearing contaminated or damaged contact lenses. Immediately contact your eye care practitioner to identify the cause of any unexplained eye discomfort, watering, vision change, redness of the eye, and to begin any necessary treatment.
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
  • Never touch the tip of the bottle to any surface as this may contaminate the solution.
  • Do not use with soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses.

Precautions

  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is NOT for use directly in the eye. Rinse lenses thoroughly before placing in your lens case. If Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is accidentally placed in the eye, remove the lens and flush eyes with copious amounts of clean water. Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner will sting and cause temporary redness of instilled in the eye. 
  • Always wash the hands with a mild soap and rinse well before handling your lenses. never use soap containing oils or lanolin. 
  • Store solution at room temperature. Overheating or freezing may affect the solution. 
  • Keep out of reach of children.

CAUTION: If cleaner is accidentally instilled in the eye, it will sting and cause redness. Should this occur, flush the eye repeatedly with clean water. If pain or redness persist, consult a physician. IF SWALLOWED: Drink extra water. Cleaner contains cocoamphodiacetate and glycols.

CAUTION: DO NOT PUT CLEANER IN THE EYE.
average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
6 Reviews
Reviewed by Tammy, from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
41 - 50
Gender
Female
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Eye Condition(s)
  • Keratoconus or PMD
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The BEST!

Been using this for years for my RGP lens and Scleral lens! Works beautifully!

******Oh please come back in production! You will be missed massively by me, and many others!*******

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Reviewed by Gail G., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Gender
Female
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best GP le ns cleaner

Been using Lobob for 20+ years, wearing contacts for 62 years. Have tried everything out there, nothing compares.

I would have thought a company would have Plan B activated once their production company was compromised. It has been a year! Shame on them. Not a good way to run a business.

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DryEyeShop

Thanks for posting a review! Regarding Plan Bs... boy do I wish it were that simple. There are just SO few contract manufacturing arrangements available in the US - the one that used to be the most accessible stopped operations a year ago and it's affected a great many companies, not just the Lobob folks. Like you, I hope they will manage to get an alternative arrangement in place but these things take time and at this point I wouldn't be surprised if the only options available are outside the US, which also adds complexity and longer timelines. I hope, most sincerely, that Lobob will be available again!! Rebecca

Reviewed by Mike N., from United States
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Optimum by Lobob Extra Strength Cleaner

This is the only product that has been successful for wearing my gas permeable hard contact lens. It has been far superior to any other products I've tried over 40-plus years of wearing contact lens. I highly recommend this product.

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Reviewed by Kenneth T., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
81 - 90
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Not anymore
Eye Condition(s)
  • Aqueous deficient dry eye
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Optimum ESC

I've worn hard gas permeable contact lens for 40+ years and LOBOB ESC was the best cleaning solution on the market and I've tried them all. Having a hard time finding a substitute that comes even remotely close - Ken Tull, Seaford, DE

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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

Unfortunately there is no reliable information yet about when - or even whether, honestly - Lobob will be back in production. Whenever we get updates, we'll be posting them at this link, which also contains a list of Lobob alternatives to clear with your doctor: https://dryeyeshop.com/blogs/news/wheres-lobob

You can use the "Email me when available" link at the top of this page to be notified when Lobob comes back in stock.

Reviewed by Dr.Emmett Z., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Gender
Male
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

EXCELLENT

the optimum products were the BEST gas perm lenses products I have ever used....

PLEASE urge the manufacturer to reconsider bringing these products back into production

Dr. Emmett Zimmerman

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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

I agree about the quality :) Lobob Labs is just as anxious as we are to get the products back in production but they've been held up by the status of a manufacturing facility. See their FAQ at this link: https://www.loboblabs.com/faq

Product unavailable 

Unfortunately, this product is no longer available. It has been out of production for more than a year. We do not know whether it will become available again. Best source of the most current information is the manufacturer's site, loboblabs.com.

For updates and for alternative product recommendations, please click here.

About Optimum by Lobob ESC

  • Available in 2oz size (sorry, we no longer have 4oz and 10mL sizes available)
  • Suitable for cleaning PROSE and other lenses made from RGP lens materials, including with plasma treatment
  • NOT appropriate for lenses with Hydra-PEG coating
  • Contains no polyquad, chlorhexidine, polyaminopropyl biguanide or benzalkonium chloride

Description (by Rebecca)

Lobob ESC (Extra Strength Cleaner) is a top quality daily cleaner suitable for gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses and PROSE. One of the reasons it is popular for sclerals and PROSE is that it is one of the few that are non abrasive and compatible with plasma treated lenses.

This is a cleaning solution, not an overnight disinfection or conditioning solution.

Make sure you use only lens cleaners approved by your lens provider!

Make sure you use only saline to rinse it off, not water.

Do you have lenses with Hydra-PEG coating? 

Lobob ESC is NOT APPROVED for use with lenses that have the Hydra-PEG coating. Approved cleaners for Hydra-PEG include Unique pH and Boston Simplus (also sold here).

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is a sterile, non-preserved aqueous solution of cocoamphodiacetate and glycols, and contains no suspended abrasive particles.

Label information

Optimum by Lobob 'Extra Strength' Cleaner

For use with rigid gas permeable silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Description

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is a sterile, non-preserved aqueous solution of cocoamphodiacetate and glycols, and contains no suspended abrasive particles.

Actions

Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner eliminates surface deposits, grease, oils, lipids, salts, and cosmetic residue from silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate rigid gas permeable contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Indications

Use Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner to clean silicone acrylate, fluorosilicone acrylate rigid gas permeable contact lenses and hard contact lenses.

Contraindications (reasons not to use)

If you are allergic to any ingredient that is used in Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner, do not use this product. 

Warnings

  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner contains no preservatives to which some people may be allergic, but see contraindications.
  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is NOT for use directly in the eye.
  • Serious damage to the eye and loss of vision may result from wearing contaminated or damaged contact lenses. Immediately contact your eye care practitioner to identify the cause of any unexplained eye discomfort, watering, vision change, redness of the eye, and to begin any necessary treatment.
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
  • Never touch the tip of the bottle to any surface as this may contaminate the solution.
  • Do not use with soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses.

Precautions

  • Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is NOT for use directly in the eye. Rinse lenses thoroughly before placing in your lens case. If Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner is accidentally placed in the eye, remove the lens and flush eyes with copious amounts of clean water. Optimum 'Extra Strength' Cleaner will sting and cause temporary redness of instilled in the eye. 
  • Always wash the hands with a mild soap and rinse well before handling your lenses. never use soap containing oils or lanolin. 
  • Store solution at room temperature. Overheating or freezing may affect the solution. 
  • Keep out of reach of children.

CAUTION: If cleaner is accidentally instilled in the eye, it will sting and cause redness. Should this occur, flush the eye repeatedly with clean water. If pain or redness persist, consult a physician. IF SWALLOWED: Drink extra water. Cleaner contains cocoamphodiacetate and glycols.

CAUTION: DO NOT PUT CLEANER IN THE EYE.
average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    6 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
6 Reviews
Reviewed by Tammy, from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
41 - 50
Gender
Female
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Eye Condition(s)
  • Keratoconus or PMD
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The BEST!

Been using this for years for my RGP lens and Scleral lens! Works beautifully!

******Oh please come back in production! You will be missed massively by me, and many others!*******

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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Gail G., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Gender
Female
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best GP le ns cleaner

Been using Lobob for 20+ years, wearing contacts for 62 years. Have tried everything out there, nothing compares.

I would have thought a company would have Plan B activated once their production company was compromised. It has been a year! Shame on them. Not a good way to run a business.

Loading...
Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

Thanks for posting a review! Regarding Plan Bs... boy do I wish it were that simple. There are just SO few contract manufacturing arrangements available in the US - the one that used to be the most accessible stopped operations a year ago and it's affected a great many companies, not just the Lobob folks. Like you, I hope they will manage to get an alternative arrangement in place but these things take time and at this point I wouldn't be surprised if the only options available are outside the US, which also adds complexity and longer timelines. I hope, most sincerely, that Lobob will be available again!! Rebecca

Reviewed by Mike N., from United States
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Optimum by Lobob Extra Strength Cleaner

This is the only product that has been successful for wearing my gas permeable hard contact lens. It has been far superior to any other products I've tried over 40-plus years of wearing contact lens. I highly recommend this product.

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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Kenneth T., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
81 - 90
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Not anymore
Eye Condition(s)
  • Aqueous deficient dry eye
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Optimum ESC

I've worn hard gas permeable contact lens for 40+ years and LOBOB ESC was the best cleaning solution on the market and I've tried them all. Having a hard time finding a substitute that comes even remotely close - Ken Tull, Seaford, DE

Loading...
Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

Unfortunately there is no reliable information yet about when - or even whether, honestly - Lobob will be back in production. Whenever we get updates, we'll be posting them at this link, which also contains a list of Lobob alternatives to clear with your doctor: https://dryeyeshop.com/blogs/news/wheres-lobob

You can use the "Email me when available" link at the top of this page to be notified when Lobob comes back in stock.

Reviewed by Dr.Emmett Z., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
71 - 80
Gender
Male
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

EXCELLENT

the optimum products were the BEST gas perm lenses products I have ever used....

PLEASE urge the manufacturer to reconsider bringing these products back into production

Dr. Emmett Zimmerman

Loading...
Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 5 out of 5
Value
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

I agree about the quality :) Lobob Labs is just as anxious as we are to get the products back in production but they've been held up by the status of a manufacturing facility. See their FAQ at this link: https://www.loboblabs.com/faq

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