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

See the world clearly with clean and moist contact lenses


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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