Typically more popular amongst contact lens wearers with sensitive eyes, hydrogen peroxide solutions offer a more thorough disinfection of your contact lenses than multi-purpose solution.
Hydrogen peroxide solutions are preservative-free, making them less likely to cause irritation than any other contact lens solutions. By using hydrogen peroxide as a cleaning agent when disinfecting your lenses, these solutions need to be neutralised after use to make sure there’s no leftover hydrogen peroxide, which could potentially cause harm to your eyes.
Neutralising your contact lenses after using hydrogen peroxide solution can be done in one of two ways. Firstly, some contact lens cases come with a built in neutraliser that converts the hydrogen peroxide into water. Alternatively, you can add a neutralising tablet to the case containing your lenses, where it will neutralise the solution, eliminating the chance of irritation when you put your lenses back in.
Popular hydrogen peroxide solutions, such as EasySept Solution
and AOsept Solution
, are sold accompanied by lens cases with built-in neutralisers at FeelGoodContacts.com. If you’re using a contact lens case that doesn’t have this feature, then make sure to add a neutralising tablet like Ultrazyme Universal Protein Cleaner