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Opti-Free Express vs Opti-Free RepleniSH
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 14 January 2022
Opti-Free Express and Opti-Free RepleniSH by Alcon & Ciba Vision are both multipurpose contact lens solutions designed to clean, rinse, and store your lenses. Both remove the build-up of irritating deposits, improve the comfort of your contact lenses and are suitable for soft hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
While these two lens solutions are very similar, small differences set them apart. Our specs table below shows a detailed comparison between Opti-Free Express and Opti-Free RepleniSH:
|Opti-Free Express||Opti-Free RepleniSH|
|Manufacturer||Alcon & Ciba Vision||Alcon & Ciba Vision|
|Replacement Schedule||Use before expiry date and 6 months after opening||Use before expiry date and 6 months after opening|
|Ingredients||Aminomethyl propanol (AMP-95), Polyquaternium-1 - POLYQUAD® 0.001%, Myristamidopropyl dimethylamine - ALDOX® 0.0005%, Boric acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium citrate, Poloxamine - TETRONIC® 1304, Sorbitol, Socium chloride||Polyquaternium-1 - POLYQUAD® 0.001%, myristamidopropyl dimethylamine - ALDOX® 0.0005%, sodium citrate, poloxamine - TETRONIC® 1304, propylene glycol, sodium borate, sodium chloride|
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||1 x 355ml bottle, 1 x lens case||1 x 300ml bottle, 1 x lens case|
|Price per box||€14.00||€12.44|
What is the difference between Opti-Free Express and RepleniSH?
There are subtle differences between Opti-Free Express and Opti-Free RepleniSH. These differences include comfort, value for money and bottle size.
Both solutions are the exact same price; however, Opti-Free Express offers better value for money as it features a larger bottle than Opti-Free RepleniSH. At 355ml, you’ll get more uses from Opti-Free Express than Opti-Free RepleniSH which features a 300ml bottle.
Opti-Free RepleniSH both utilises TearGlyde Technology for enhanced contact lens comfort. This technology reconditions the surface of your contact lenses overnight so that they are kept nice and moist for up to 24 hours.
Which is better Opti-Free Express or Opti-Free Replenish?
Opti-Free Express is a better lens solution if you’re looking for value for money as the 355ml bottle is guaranteed to last you longer.
Nevertheless, if you wear contact lenses for long periods of time and feel that your contact lens solution is essential to maintaining the comfort of your lenses, we recommend Opti-Free RepleniSH as a better solution for you.
Not sure which solution to go for? Take a look at what our customers have to say below: