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PuriLens Plus Saline 4oz (12-pack)

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    About Purilens Plus

    • Preservative free borate-buffered saline solution
    • Package of twelve 4-ounce / 120mL bottles. 
    • Also available as 3-pack
    • Popular for rinsing of all contact lens types
    • Popular for use with scleral lenses 
    • Shipping time: Please note that this product may be shipped direct from the manufacturer. That may mean it gets to you faster, or slower, depending where you're located. Please contact us for details if needed.

    Description (by Rebecca)

    Purilens Plus Saline, while it's been on the market for ~15 years, was not well known until a few years ago when Unisol 4 and Simply Saline (the only equivalents) were both discontinued. It quickly became the go-to product for people seeking buffered preservative-free saline, including for use filling scleral lenses (off-label at the time, but it has since been approved specifically for this usage). For quite some time, Purilens was the only buffered preservative free saline on the US market, until Bausch & Lomb introduced ScleralFil in 2017, in boxes of 30 10mL vials. At this point it is one of several preservative-free saline options, but it remains a top favorite for many scleral lens users for the comfort it provides, the practical packaging and cost-effective size.

    We never actually sold Unisol 4 here at the DryEyeShop, but when Unisol went away and the only viable alternative, Purilens Plus, was not available in drugstores, we began stocking Purilens here as a service to our many customers who use PROSE or scleral lenses. It's been quite an adventure, as those who experienced the severe product shortages in 2016 can attest to! We are thankful that the supply has been steady for a long time now.

    Alternatives?

    ScleralFil, which is sold in 10mL single-use vials, is the only exact equivalent on the market at present. Unbuffered salines (i.e. sodium chloride solution 0.9%) such as LacriPure and the off-label nebulizer salines such as Modudose, are options for many users. We sell all of the different types here. See video for comparison.

    For more information, please see our Product Guide to Preservative Free Saline Options.

      Limitations

      Depending what you are using it for, some users may not use up the entire bottle within the 15 days recommended by the manufacturer.

      Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

      Purilens Plus saline solution is preservative-free, pH-balanced, sterile, aqueous isotonic solution of sodium chloride, buffered with boric acid and sodium borate. Does not contain chlorhexidine, thimerosal, or other mercury-containing compounds.

      • pH balanced to eye's natural tears for superior comfort
      • For dry and sensitive eyes
      • For all contact lens wearers
      • Maximizes contact lens comfort and clarity
      • For more information, see purilens.com

      Actions 

      Rinsing with PuriLens solution removes loosened debris from the lens surface prior to cleaning and disinfecting with the PuriLens system. 

      Keeps the lens wet (hydrated) during PuriLens System cleaning and disinfection. 

      Indications

      PuriLens solution is indicated for use in rinsing, PuriLens system cleaning and disinfection, and storage of SOFT (hydrophilic) contact lenses. 

      Contraindictions

      None known.

      Warnings

      PuriLens solution is sterile prior to opening. Because it contains no preservatives, it will not remain sterile indefinitely after opening and, therefore, should not be used as an eye drop. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface since this may contaminate the solution. DO NOT USE IF SOLUTION IS CLOUDY OR DISCOLORED. 

      Precautions

      • Never reuse solution
      • Do not transfer saline solution to another container
      • Fresh solution should be used for every cleaning/disinfection cycle
      • Do not store lenses in water, or in a non-sterile solution
      • Use before expiration date stamped on container
      • After breaking the original seal, keep container tightly closed when not in use
      • Discard bottle and contents 15 days after opening. Record dated opened in space provided on bottle label
      • Never touch the tip of container to any surface
      • Store solution at room temperature

      Adverse reactions

      • The following problems may occur
      • Eye stinging, burning, or itching (irritation)
      • Excessive watering (tearing) of the eyes
      • Unusual eye secretions
      • Redness of the eyes
      • Reduced sharpness of vision (visual acuity)
      • Blurred vision
      • Sensitivity to light (photophobia) 
      • Dry eyes

      If you notice any of the above problems, remove and examine your lenses. If the problem stops and the lenses appear to be undamaged, rinse your lenses using PuriLens solution, then clean and disinfect the lenses in your PuriLens unit and reinsert them. If the problem continues or a lens appears to be damaged, IMMEDIATELY remove your lenses and IMMEDIATELY consult your eye care practitioner. Do not reinsert a damaged lens. 

      If any of the above symptoms occur, a serious condition such as infection, corneal ulcer, neovascularization or iritis may be present. Seek immediate professional identification of the problem and treatment to avoid serious eye damage. 

      Directions for use

      Inside the bottle cap is a molded insert that will pierce the container. To open the bottle, first remove the cap and discard the white plastic restraining ring. Avoid touching the tip of the bottle. Replace the cap then press down and turn the cap clockwise to pierce the container. 

      Rinse

      Rinse, clean, and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them. 

      Rinse your lens thoroughly with PuriLens solution by holding the lens between the forefinger and thumb of one hand and directing a steady stream of PuriLens solution onto the lens for ten (10) seconds. 

      Always rinse the same lens, right to left, first to avoid mix-ups and put that lens into the correct chamber of the lens storage case. 

      Repeat the procedure for the second lens. 

      Common misspellings

      Puralens, purilen, purilense, puralense, puri lens, purelens

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      great product

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      PuriLens ordering from The Dry Eye Shop

      Ordering from The Dry Eye Shop is always smooth, pleasant, and easy. Friendly, responsive staff. I like the make and design of PuriLens because it's buffered, has a cap for the bottle's re-use, and can be used either to "power flush" (by squeezing just a tad harder on the bottle) debris off the lenses (and I even use it to do the same directly on my eyes at times) or to gently fill a scleral lens inserter. I can't say it's cheap, but it's not out of the ordinary when it comes to so many eye-related products on the market, including lens filling solutions.

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      It was what I wanted and expected . Needs met

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      For me this product is an ideal size and quantity. I prefer the larger size as I think it cuts down pollution in time. And it seems to work great with my scleral lenses.

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