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I'm blind as a bat so I need vision assistance. I'm a big contact lens person (yes, I realize they're not vegan) and I try to use the only vegan contact solution I know of (clear conscience). Problem is, it's way too expensive for such a small bottle. I paid like 10 dollars I believe for 3 oz of product. That's not really going to work for me, unfortunately, I can get a bottle triple the size of that for the same price. Is there Any other, more economical brand of contact solution out there or is that the only one?

I stopped wearing glasses as my main thing a while ago because I always break them or lose them, etc. But with my most recent contact lens purchase, I also got a pair of glasses (I wear an old busted pair around my house usually anyway) because my eyes actually got better (-3 to -2.5, oh yeah!) this summer as a result of wearing contact lenses much less often when I'm home. Anyway, is there a good vegan cleansing spray or gel for glasses? And how about a vegan version of one of those suede lens cloths you get sometimes with glasses? Hope I'm making sense. Hope you can help me out
 

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My lens cloth isn't suede, nor do I think most of them are. They are termed "microsuede", which is really just polyester (plastic).

Some people make their own glasses cleaner - recipes can include rubbing alcohol, a gentle soap, or white vinegar. I don't know how much I recommend this, since it might have issues with any special coating on your lenses.
 

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I use white vinegar and water to clean my glasses. You can put it into one of those little plastic squirt bottles.

I don't know of any other vegan contact solutions.
 

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Originally Posted by DooWahDiddy View Post

I'm blind as a bat so I need vision assistance. I'm a big contact lens person (yes, I realize they're not vegan) and I try to use the only vegan contact solution I know of (clear conscience). Problem is, it's way too expensive for such a small bottle. I paid like 10 dollars I believe for 3 oz of product. That's not really going to work for me, unfortunately, I can get a bottle triple the size of that for the same price. Is there Any other, more economical brand of contact solution out there or is that the only one?

I stopped wearing glasses as my main thing a while ago because I always break them or lose them, etc. But with my most recent contact lens purchase, I also got a pair of glasses (I wear an old busted pair around my house usually anyway) because my eyes actually got better (-3 to -2.5, oh yeah!) this summer as a result of wearing contact lenses much less often when I'm home. Anyway, is there a good vegan cleansing spray or gel for glasses? And how about a vegan version of one of those suede lens cloths you get sometimes with glasses? Hope I'm making sense. Hope you can help me out
I use the same solution and I've been getting the tiny bottles for free from my eye dr. He has a ton of sample bottles so he gives me a bunch whenever I go see him or need them. Apparently not that many people use that type of solution so he's always has a full stock of it. Maybe you can see if your dr has some as well?

As for glasses: I just clean mine with hot water and a dry them off with a towel. I've never used anything else to clean them. Hot water works just fine for me.
 

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What company does your eye dr work for? They always give me the same kind of solution, the Alcon kind
 

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I've never even considered using a cleaner to clean my glasses. Fancy. I wipe 'em down on my shirt once a day or so...

It's a vegan shirt though, so I'm good.
Lol
 
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