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Warning about contact lens solution

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Bausch & Lomb has issued a warning about its ReNu with MoistureLoc:http://edition.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/c...gus/index.html
post #2 of 16
My friend sent me the email from the CDC a couple of days ago..I didn't see the part MoisturLoc part, just Renu. I did wonder about the product. My eye doctor recommended it because I was complaining about dry eyes. All it does is make my eyes sting and water. I thought maybe it was the contacts since I switched to the PureVision (which I so LOVE being able to see clearly!)
post #3 of 16
Hmm... I use ReNu, but not MoistureLoc. Never had any problems. Maybe I'll buy something else when current bottle runs out. Is the warning US only?
post #4 of 16
I used to use ReNu - but now I use the off brand. I'm going to have to keep a lookout tho next time I go buy more.

Thanks for the heads up!
post #5 of 16
So yea, sitting here on my desk is a bottle of Renu. That sucks cause its a brand new bottle. Looks like I'm going to have to go out to Walmart and get a new bottle of a different brand.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
There's a little more information on Bausch & Lomb's website: http://www.bausch.com/4_13_msgfromron.pdf
I use a different brand, but posted because this is the first I've heard of the problem.
post #7 of 16
EEEKK! That's exactly what I use and that stinks because it's the only one I've found that I like.
Not gonna risk it though! Thanks for the heads up!
post #8 of 16
The only thing and it IS in the article: "When reports of a rare eye infection, seemingly associated with our product, began to surface, we began a series of exhaustive tests on our products and a thorough inspection of our U.S. plant. Nothing has yet been found to show that ReNu with MoistureLoc contributed to these infections in any way," Zarrella wrote"

It could just be that these cases didn't totally take care of your contacts. For example, my eye doctor told me that even though it may say "no rub" you still have to wipe your finger over the contact a couple times because the protein isn't totally removed. Stuff like that.

I think the media and such is making a bigger case out of it. I'm changing anyways because the solution does bother my eyes.
post #9 of 16
My eyes burn when I use renu. I use complete and I love it!
post #10 of 16
I use the new stuff been on the market a few weeks but I got it from my optomitrist for months. It is Clear Care and it is a differeant sort of holder.
Here is the site I love it.

http://www.us.cibavision.com/lens_care/clear_care.shtml
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
My friend sent me the email from the CDC a couple of days ago..I didn't see the part MoisturLoc part, just Renu. I did wonder about the product. My eye doctor recommended it because I was complaining about dry eyes. All it does is make my eyes sting and water. I thought maybe it was the contacts since I switched to the PureVision (which I so LOVE being able to see clearly!)

PureVision, I thought of getting those. What makes them different than other brands for you, I may just have to try them.
post #12 of 16
Well I'm going to have to use Renu for the time being. It does bother my eyes a bit, but nothing really bad. I don't have the money to go out and buy new solution. Every dollar I have is going towards Miki.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sanctie
PureVision, I thought of getting those. What makes them different than other brands for you, I may just have to try them.
I like them in the fact that they're the much like wearing semi-perms. They have a 8.6 base curve instead of 8.4 so light is reflected differently and your Rx may change (mine did...I'm almost legally blind at 8.0 in the right eye! )
They also allow more oxygen to the eye. I was on SoftLens38 before and was having problems in the end with dry irritated eyes all the time.
They've also been approved by the FDA for overnight wear...AND they last a whole month!

It's totally amazing the difference you see when change to these!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Soka
Well I'm going to have to use Renu for the time being. It does bother my eyes a bit, but nothing really bad. I don't have the money to go out and buy new solution. Every dollar I have is going towards Miki.
If you go in to the wal-mart vision they gave me solution. I am a client there. I get a free solution when I get my lens. I am sure if you go there and tell them hay I heard and I only have that and no money for a new bottle maybe they will give you some to tie ya over.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
I like them in the fact that they're the much like wearing semi-perms. They have a 8.6 base curve instead of 8.4 so light is reflected differently and your Rx may change (mine did...I'm almost legally blind at 8.0 in the right eye! )
They also allow more oxygen to the eye. I was on SoftLens38 before and was having problems in the end with dry irritated eyes all the time.
They've also been approved by the FDA for overnight wear...AND they last a whole month!

It's totally amazing the difference you see when change to these!
Hmmm, I just switched from my glasses to contacts, and have been doing the trial and error thing with different brands, I reallly don't know all the lingo, lol. I go back in about a week to pick up the next pair I am trying, I do not know which brand it is. I know that Accuview Advanced does not work for me, they are too flat, and the doc says my eyes curve a lot, so I need a tighter fit than a lot of people. I also have an astigmatism and I've read that PureVision works well with that, unlike some brands. I think if this next brand I try isnt just fantastic, then I will ask to try the Purevision. For some weird reason, some contacts don't fully correct my vision, at night it is extra blurry. I wonder if PureVision would fine tune it a little more.?.?
post #16 of 16
I use Focus Monthlies. I don't have anything to compare them to, but they've been working pretty well for 5 years. They get dry after about ten hours, but you're only sposed to wear contacts for eight... I've been thinking about trying something new but it's such a waste of money if you end up not liking them.

I bought my old brand of solution yesterday as a result of this post, and I like it better! (Alcon no-rub).
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