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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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