FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
OPTI-FREE® CONTACT LENS SOLUTION
Can I use saline solution to clean my lenses?
No, saline solution is only meant to rinse your contact lenses, not clean and disinfect them. We recommend cleaning and storing your lenses in OPTI-FREE® solution.
What do I do if my OPTI-FREE® online coupon doesn’t work?
We suggest contacting Coupons.com for any questions or concerns. Our customer service team cannot provide new coupon links. Click here for more info.
What should I do if I run out of OPTI-FREE® solution?
While you might be tempted to use tap water, this is never a good idea as it can contain bacteria and germs harmful to your eyes. We recommend using saline to temporarily store your contact lenses but get them into OPTI-FREE® solution to clean and disinfect them as soon as you can and before you put your contact lenses on your eyes to avoid the risk of infection.
What is the difference between OPTI-FREE® Puremoist®, OPTI-FREE® Replenish® and OPTI-FREE® Express®?
All of our OPTI-FREE® solutions are FDA approved for advanced cleaning and disinfecting. Each brand has unique ingredients that provide different levels of moisture and comfort. For optimal comfort, we recommend OPTI-FREE® Puremoist®. It contains HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix which provides comfort from morning ‘til night.
Which multi-purpose solution is right for me?
Always ask your doctor first, because they know what’s best for your eyes. Most likely they will suggest OPTI-FREE® Puremoist®, the #1 doctor recommended solution.
Have the ingredients in OPTI-FREE® solutions recently changed?
No, OPTI-FREE® solutions continue to have the same proven ingredients. The packaging has been updated, however, to better reflect the optimal usage for your lenses. For example, we now recommend rubbing your lenses when using our solution for a deeper clean.
Can I use OPTI-FREE® contact lens solutions past their expiration date if the bottle hasn’t been opened?
It is never recommended to use OPTI-FREE® solutions after their expiration date. If you recently purchased a product that is expired, return it to the retailer for an exchange.
Can I reuse my contact lens solution or just add some more to what is in the case?
Reusing solution or “topping-off” is never recommended because it dilutes the cleaning and disinfecting power. Used solution is not only dirty but may contain harmful bacteria and cause eye infections. Always dump out the solution from your lens case after putting your lenses in your eyes and clean the lens case with a tissue, letting it dry before reuse.
Can I use my multi-purpose solution as a rewetting drop?
OPTI-FREE® multi-purpose solutions are formulated for cleaning, disinfecting, and rinsing your lenses immediately before putting them in your eyes. To rewet your contact lenses once they’re on your eyes, we recommend using an OPTI-FREE® Rewetting Drop for an additional burst of moisture.
Are OPTI-FREE® solutions compatible with hard (RGP) lenses?
No. OPTI-FREE® solutions are formulated for soft (hydrophilic) lenses only.
Are multi-purpose solutions safe to use while pregnant?
Yes, but check with your doctor just to be safe.
Where can I buy OPTI-FREE®?
OPTI-FREE® products are available nationwide at all major retailers, or order through your computer from any of our product pages.
Can I bring my OPTI-FREE® contact solution on an airplane?
Technically, TSA permits contact lens solutions to be carried on board a flight. While a large bottle of OPTI-FREE® solution may be permitted by the TSA, we suggest packing a 2oz travel-sized bottle in your carry on bag, since it may be easier going through security. For more information and regulations, visit www.tsa.gov. For more traveling tips, click here.
Can I sleep in my contact lenses?
Maybe. Certain types of soft contact lenses, like AIR OPTIX® Night & Day® AQUA lenses, are approved to be worn while sleeping. However, many lenses are not recommended for sleeping and could actually be unsafe. Read more about the reasons why here.
Can I swim in my contact lenses?
No. This could cause an eye infection. Learn more here.
Can I shower in my contacts?
No. This can cause an eye infection. Learn more here.
How long can I wear my contacts?
Everyone’s eyes are different and only your doctor can tell you what is right for you.
What’s the difference between hard lenses and soft lenses?
Soft contact lenses are made of water-absorbing, flexible plastic. OPTI-FREE® products are designed to work with soft contact lenses. Hard lenses, or Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses, are made of harder plastic.
Can I wear eye makeup with my contacts?
Yes, but there are certain steps you should follow to ensure your eyes stay safe. Check them out here.
What should I do if my contact lenses feel dry on my eyes?
Always talk to your eye doctor first, but using products with extra moisture like OPTI-FREE ® Puremoist® and OPTI-FREE® Rewetting Drops can help keep your contacts from drying out. Learn more here.
What do I do if I run out of contact lens solution?
Unfortunately, there is no substitute for contact lens solution. In a pinch, you can temporarily store your contact lenses in saline solution, but your best option is to go out and buy some more contact lens solution. Luckily, OPTI-FREE® products are available nationwide at all major retailers.