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Re: Considering Contact Lenses - Suggestions to Reduce Cost?
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2017, 07:28:50 PM »


Clean contact lenses from time to time with baking soda. 

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This is very interesting.  Would you mind checking on your state's licensing website to see if that optometrist still has his/her license in good standing?

I don't mind, but the discussion was years ago.  I don't know that optometrist's name. 

Afterward I went to my current optometrist.  Her name I know, but she doesn't comment on my baking soda thing except "That's very interesting.  I hadn't heard of that."  Her license is "Active", aka in good standing.

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Re: Considering Contact Lenses - Suggestions to Reduce Cost?
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2017, 08:19:07 AM »
I use Costco brand solution - it's $10 for 3 bottles (dramatically cheaper than ordinary brands).

I don't think I ever realized Costco has housebrand solution. I do find I am super lazy and like the rub-free solutions like Optifree, which I buy on sale - but not for as cheap as $10 for 3 bottles!
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Re: Considering Contact Lenses - Suggestions to Reduce Cost?
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2017, 12:56:53 AM »
I use Costco brand solution - it's $10 for 3 bottles (dramatically cheaper than ordinary brands).

I don't think I ever realized Costco has housebrand solution. I do find I am super lazy and like the rub-free solutions like Optifree, which I buy on sale - but not for as cheap as $10 for 3 bottles!

Yuuup, that's basically my thought as well (I did get some on sale for $7.99/3!).  I expect that my lenses are probably cleaner, too, with the combination of rubbing and rinsing -- it only adds a minute or so to the end of my day.