Boston Simplus Multi-Action Solution
I chose this product after finishing the bottle of Menicon Unique pH provided by my optometrist and before The Dry Eye Shop began stocking Unique pH.
Pros: viscous, convenient 3.5 oz. bottle, easy-to-open flip-top bottle cap which seems to close firmly
Cons: messy to use in the morning, dried solution around cap presents an unappealing sight, bottle does not meet TSA airline liquid travel size restriction
I am a new (April 2017) scleral lens user after 20 plus years of mostly RGP, then hybrid RGP contact lens use. I wear my lenses 14-16 hours per day, every day.
While Boston Simplus is a fine product I prefer not to use it due to its requirement to clean the lenses AFTER soaking overnight (or at least four hours) in the solution. This leads to a messy situation in the morning, as Boston Simplus is viscous (thick), you've got it in the palm of one hand to clean the lenses, and the fingers of the other hand have the solution on them from removing the lenses from the case and digitaly cleaning the lenses (using a finger to rub the lenses). Then you have to use the lens insertion tool (for sclereal lens users) AND handle the bottle of saline to rinse the lenses, all with Boston Simplus on your hands.
I have also found that following the Boston Simplus cleaning instructions is imperative - rub each lens for 20 seconds. Not doing so, at least with my scleral lenses, leads to uncomfortable lenses. NOTE FROM REBECCA: I just love detailed descriptions like this! So…