Tangible Clean

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Rated 4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews
  • $25.00


About Tangible Clean

  • Multipurpose solution (cleaning and disinfection)
  • Suitable for all gas permeable lenses
  • Compatible with Hydra-PEG coating
  • Lens case included
  • Available in 12oz (approx. 2 month supply) or 3.4oz travel size
  • Cannot be shipped outside the US

Description (Rebecca's)

This is the RGP multipurpose solution sold by Tangible specifically for use with Hydra-PEG coated lenses, so it is one of the few that are suitable for cleaning and disinfecting scleral lenses that have Hydra-PEG. 

I haven't used it yet! I'll try to remember to update this after I've tried it (although I'm not currently using lenses with Hydrapeg). But I've been hearing & reading good things on our Facebook group. Be sure to share your experiences... we always appreciate detailed reviews!

As with ALL multi-purpose solutions, DO NOT put this solution in the 'bowl' of your scleral lens. It is strictly for cleaning and disinfection, not filling.

**CAUTION**: The manufacturer's instructions on the box ("Step 4: Conditioning") appear to sanction putting a few drops in the lens before insertion. However, those instructions are NOT intended for scleral lenses, they are for soft and RGP lens users. That's very different, because the solution is washed away and drains out of the eye pretty quickly. With a scleral lens, the solution (including cleaning agents and preservatives) is held against the eye all day long. That's not a good thing!

Description (Manufacturer's)

A daily cleaning and disinfecting solution that protects Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses.

The best way to clean, disinfect and protect your Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses

Tangible® Clean is an FDA-cleared daily cleaning and disinfecting solution ideal for use with Tangible®Hydra-PEG® coated lenses that can also be used with any gas permeable lens. When you’re using Tangible® Clean, you won’t have to worry about using an incompatible solution that might damage your coated lenses.

Tangible® Clean performs best when used according to package instructions.

Contents:  

A sterile, isotonic solution that contains poloxamer, sodium phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, and disodium edetate; preserved with polyhexanide 0.0001%. Contains no chlorhexidine or thimerosal.

average rating 4.5 out of 5
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Effectiveness
Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
4 Reviews
Reviewed by Jeff, from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
61 - 70
Gender
Male
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Tangible Clean Multipurpose Solution

I have used Boston Simplus, Menicon Unique pH Multi-Purpose Solution, and Tangible Clean to clean my sclera contact lenses.

I prefer Unique pH. The Boston product is too viscous and the directions for use call for cleaning contacts in the morning, which is inconvenient.

I tried the Tangible Clean Multipurpose Solution in the 3.4 oz. size. I first used the product on November 17, 2019. The bottle was empty on March 26, 2020. That is a little over 4 months of use.

During that time period I followed the label directions to apply 6 drops of solution and to rub the lens for 20 seconds. I applied only 3 drops to clean the second lens, using the previously applied solution to cushion the lens in my hand. The amount of solution per cleaning is about double what I use with Unique pH, and I see no difference in the cleanliness of my lenses. I also clean my lenses once a week with Clear Care Plus.

Another issue for me is the viscosity of the Tangible Clean solution. It is nearly like water, and it runs off the back of my hand when I switch lenses while cleaning. I did not realize the solution was approved to place directly on the eye, which, to me, seems to say it is not as effective a cleaner as Unique pH and thus requires more solution for cleaning each lens.

The 3.4 oz. bottle measures approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter by 5 3/8 inches tall, so it is taller and narrower than the Unique pH bottle. It is easier to pick up when cleaning lenses than the Unique pH bottle. …

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Thank you for taking so much time to give feedback!

I am absolutely with you on print sizes and colors. I have to say, Unique pH's apprx. 4pt aqua print on white background is the absolutely worst, but white on color background, even in larger print, is awful for those of us with poor contrast. And my 52yo eyes just grimace at the small print on most of these bottles.

Regarding this comment: "I did not realize the solution was approved to place directly on the eye..." Actually it's not approved for that (as in, point and squirt, like an eyedrop). But I imagine you're referring to step 4 of the instructions, about putting some on both sides before lens insertion. I have a couple of notes for you about that.

First of all, multi-purpose solutions pretty much by definition are designed for both disinfection and safety for contact with the eye. They have to pass rigorous FDA standards on all functions and personally I wouldn't sweat either the safety or the efficacy of any of these brands in that regard - whether or not I actually like the solution. However (my second point) it should never be applied to the bowl of a scleral lens. I discuss that point in more detail in the review immediately preceding yours because it may be a point of confusion for users, based on the wording of the instructions, as I learned just today!

Thanks again Rebecca

Reviewed by Les C., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
61 - 70
Gender
Male
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Reluctantly Replaced Clear Care

Clear Care stopped working for me, possibly because of our altitude (9k feet) - it keeps bubbling and overflowing out of the cleaning case. So my eye doc recommended switching to Tangible Clean. Seems to work well. Only 4 stars because I’ve only been using it a couple weeks and want to give it a little longer trial. It’s not quite as easy to use as Clear Care, but seems to work well. And despite Rebecca’s description, it’s okay (and even advisable) to put a drop or two in the lens along with the saline prior to inserting. Since we’re not planning to move to a lower altitude anytime soon, I expect to continue using Tangible Clean at night for cleaning, disinfecting, and storage. In fact, my optometrist (if she ever reopens her office) is now recommending this product to all her scleral patients.

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Thank you so much for the review, and I'm really happy that Tangible Clean has worked out for you! I've talked with many people who like it a lot. How interesting about the altitude factor. I haven't heard of that one before. Commonly when Clear Care bubbles over it's because of cleaning solution residue reacting with the peroxide.

About putting a drop or two in the lens, though: Definitely a no-no. On further correspondence with Les (thank you, Les!) I learned that the instructions on the box appear to sanction this (Step 4) - however, those instructions are for RGPs and soft or Si-Hy lenses, not sclerals. Preservative-free only, in the bowl, is still a hard and fast rule. It gets really confusing trying to figure out which instructions are safe to follow. Multi-purpose solutions are labeled for lenses that rest on the cornea - where any solution on (or "in") the lens washes away and drains out pretty quickly. In a scleral lens, whatever's in the bowl (including cleaning agents and preservatives, oh my!) will stay in the bowl and on the cornea pretty much all day... hence we don't want this stuff to be in the bowl.

Reviewed by Dawn K.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love thisproduct

I have been using this since April of this year and I have to say that it has been great! Granted I am very new to scleral lenses. I have only been wearing them since January but my lenses are clean comfortable every day. The product is really easy to use. I really like it!

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Reviewed by Pam I.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

5 Stars

Tangible is wonderful. It's made the twice daily ritual to care for my scleral lens so much quicker and easier! No need to rinse with saline after cleaning. It works just beautifully for cleaning, soaking and touch up cleaning when your lens start getting foggy at the end of the day. If you get some in your eye, it's not a problem.

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About Tangible Clean

  • Multipurpose solution (cleaning and disinfection)
  • Suitable for all gas permeable lenses
  • Compatible with Hydra-PEG coating
  • Lens case included
  • Available in 12oz (approx. 2 month supply) or 3.4oz travel size
  • Cannot be shipped outside the US

Description (Rebecca's)

This is the RGP multipurpose solution sold by Tangible specifically for use with Hydra-PEG coated lenses, so it is one of the few that are suitable for cleaning and disinfecting scleral lenses that have Hydra-PEG. 

I haven't used it yet! I'll try to remember to update this after I've tried it (although I'm not currently using lenses with Hydrapeg). But I've been hearing & reading good things on our Facebook group. Be sure to share your experiences... we always appreciate detailed reviews!

As with ALL multi-purpose solutions, DO NOT put this solution in the 'bowl' of your scleral lens. It is strictly for cleaning and disinfection, not filling.

**CAUTION**: The manufacturer's instructions on the box ("Step 4: Conditioning") appear to sanction putting a few drops in the lens before insertion. However, those instructions are NOT intended for scleral lenses, they are for soft and RGP lens users. That's very different, because the solution is washed away and drains out of the eye pretty quickly. With a scleral lens, the solution (including cleaning agents and preservatives) is held against the eye all day long. That's not a good thing!

Description (Manufacturer's)

A daily cleaning and disinfecting solution that protects Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses.

The best way to clean, disinfect and protect your Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses

Tangible® Clean is an FDA-cleared daily cleaning and disinfecting solution ideal for use with Tangible®Hydra-PEG® coated lenses that can also be used with any gas permeable lens. When you’re using Tangible® Clean, you won’t have to worry about using an incompatible solution that might damage your coated lenses.

Tangible® Clean performs best when used according to package instructions.

Contents:  

A sterile, isotonic solution that contains poloxamer, sodium phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, and disodium edetate; preserved with polyhexanide 0.0001%. Contains no chlorhexidine or thimerosal.

average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 4 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    2 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    2 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 4 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 3 out of 5
Value
Rated 4 out of 5
4 Reviews
Reviewed by Jeff, from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
61 - 70
Gender
Male
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Tangible Clean Multipurpose Solution

I have used Boston Simplus, Menicon Unique pH Multi-Purpose Solution, and Tangible Clean to clean my sclera contact lenses.

I prefer Unique pH. The Boston product is too viscous and the directions for use call for cleaning contacts in the morning, which is inconvenient.

I tried the Tangible Clean Multipurpose Solution in the 3.4 oz. size. I first used the product on November 17, 2019. The bottle was empty on March 26, 2020. That is a little over 4 months of use.

During that time period I followed the label directions to apply 6 drops of solution and to rub the lens for 20 seconds. I applied only 3 drops to clean the second lens, using the previously applied solution to cushion the lens in my hand. The amount of solution per cleaning is about double what I use with Unique pH, and I see no difference in the cleanliness of my lenses. I also clean my lenses once a week with Clear Care Plus.

Another issue for me is the viscosity of the Tangible Clean solution. It is nearly like water, and it runs off the back of my hand when I switch lenses while cleaning. I did not realize the solution was approved to place directly on the eye, which, to me, seems to say it is not as effective a cleaner as Unique pH and thus requires more solution for cleaning each lens.

The 3.4 oz. bottle measures approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter by 5 3/8 inches tall, so it is taller and narrower than the Unique pH bottle. It is easier to pick up when cleaning lenses than the Unique pH bottle. …

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Effectiveness
Rated 4 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 3 out of 5
Value
Rated 4 out of 5
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DryEyeShop

Thank you for taking so much time to give feedback!

I am absolutely with you on print sizes and colors. I have to say, Unique pH's apprx. 4pt aqua print on white background is the absolutely worst, but white on color background, even in larger print, is awful for those of us with poor contrast. And my 52yo eyes just grimace at the small print on most of these bottles.

Regarding this comment: "I did not realize the solution was approved to place directly on the eye..." Actually it's not approved for that (as in, point and squirt, like an eyedrop). But I imagine you're referring to step 4 of the instructions, about putting some on both sides before lens insertion. I have a couple of notes for you about that.

First of all, multi-purpose solutions pretty much by definition are designed for both disinfection and safety for contact with the eye. They have to pass rigorous FDA standards on all functions and personally I wouldn't sweat either the safety or the efficacy of any of these brands in that regard - whether or not I actually like the solution. However (my second point) it should never be applied to the bowl of a scleral lens. I discuss that point in more detail in the review immediately preceding yours because it may be a point of confusion for users, based on the wording of the instructions, as I learned just today!

Thanks again Rebecca

Reviewed by Les C., from United States
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Age Range
61 - 70
Gender
Male
Use scleral lenses or PROSE
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Reluctantly Replaced Clear Care

Clear Care stopped working for me, possibly because of our altitude (9k feet) - it keeps bubbling and overflowing out of the cleaning case. So my eye doc recommended switching to Tangible Clean. Seems to work well. Only 4 stars because I’ve only been using it a couple weeks and want to give it a little longer trial. It’s not quite as easy to use as Clear Care, but seems to work well. And despite Rebecca’s description, it’s okay (and even advisable) to put a drop or two in the lens along with the saline prior to inserting. Since we’re not planning to move to a lower altitude anytime soon, I expect to continue using Tangible Clean at night for cleaning, disinfecting, and storage. In fact, my optometrist (if she ever reopens her office) is now recommending this product to all her scleral patients.

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Effectiveness
Rated 5 out of 5
Ease of Use
Rated 4 out of 5
Value
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?

DryEyeShop

Thank you so much for the review, and I'm really happy that Tangible Clean has worked out for you! I've talked with many people who like it a lot. How interesting about the altitude factor. I haven't heard of that one before. Commonly when Clear Care bubbles over it's because of cleaning solution residue reacting with the peroxide.

About putting a drop or two in the lens, though: Definitely a no-no. On further correspondence with Les (thank you, Les!) I learned that the instructions on the box appear to sanction this (Step 4) - however, those instructions are for RGPs and soft or Si-Hy lenses, not sclerals. Preservative-free only, in the bowl, is still a hard and fast rule. It gets really confusing trying to figure out which instructions are safe to follow. Multi-purpose solutions are labeled for lenses that rest on the cornea - where any solution on (or "in") the lens washes away and drains out pretty quickly. In a scleral lens, whatever's in the bowl (including cleaning agents and preservatives, oh my!) will stay in the bowl and on the cornea pretty much all day... hence we don't want this stuff to be in the bowl.

Reviewed by Dawn K.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love thisproduct

I have been using this since April of this year and I have to say that it has been great! Granted I am very new to scleral lenses. I have only been wearing them since January but my lenses are clean comfortable every day. The product is really easy to use. I really like it!

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Reviewed by Pam I.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

5 Stars

Tangible is wonderful. It's made the twice daily ritual to care for my scleral lens so much quicker and easier! No need to rinse with saline after cleaning. It works just beautifully for cleaning, soaking and touch up cleaning when your lens start getting foggy at the end of the day. If you get some in your eye, it's not a problem.

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