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Rise of Rub and Rinse

Bausch+Lomb has joined the growing chorus recommending a ‘rub and rinse’ regimen to disinfect and clean contact lenses.

The company is removing the phrase ‘no rub’ from product labels on its Renu Fresh multi-purpose contact lens solution.

It says the ‘rub and rinse’ regimen is recommended by more than 90 per cent of eye care professionals, who instruct their patients to rub their lenses.

The Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association states that contact lens wearers should carefully and regularly clean contact lenses, and should rub the lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover the lenses.

It says the ‘rub and rinse’ regimen is recommended by more than 90 per cent of eye care professionals, who instruct their patients to rub their lenses.

Additionally, several professional eye care associations have issued joint guidelines and recommendations for contact lens care, which include a recommendation that patients use a rub and rinse step in the lens cleaning process, and that patients replace the lens case frequently to help reduce the risk of infection.

“Improving patient hygiene and contact lens wear is an ongoing priority… and this initiative allows us to help advance patient compliance with lens care directions,” said Joseph Barr, vice president, Global Clinical and Medical Affairs, Bausch and Lomb, Vision Care.