Gear review: Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue multi-purpose solution

See the world clearly with clean and moist contact lenses

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Calgary is dry.

In the first months of moving to Alberta, with blurry eyes from dried out contact lenses, I thought, “How am I going survive living out here?”

True, you eventually acclimatize, but having the right tools can help.

Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue multi-purpose solution claims to keep lenses moist throughout the day with a formula that matches real tears.

Not familiar with the mechanics or chemistry behind contact lens solutions, I thought that all brands do that, but clearly I was wrong.

I put Biotrue to the test on a four-hour flight from Toronto to Calgary (since a plane is one of the driest environments there is) and continued to use the solution in Calgary until I finished the travel-size bottle.

I was pleasantly surprised with the results. For starters, my eyes didn’t sting or feel irritated when I put my lenses in each morning. What’s more impressive is that my eyes were not dry at the end of the day and I didn’t feel like my lenses were stuck to my eyeballs. Normally by 5 p.m. I need to blink hard or yawn to moisten them, or rub my eyelids (and inadvertently smudge my eyeliner). But Biotrue kept my lenses moist and clean—and my eyeliner smudge-free.

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