Other Alcon websites:
For Patients

Contact Lenses and Care

Contact Lenses:

AIR OPTIX®      DAILIES®

FreshLook®

Contact Lens Solutions:

CLEAR CARE®      OPTI-FREE®

Resources

Education:
myeyes.com


Choose A
Contact Lens:

Contact Lens Pro 

A

Manage Your
Eye Care:

EyeFile™ System

Savings Center:

The Eye Solution

Patient Assistance:

Alcon Cares, Inc.

Prescription Products

Over-the-Counter Products

  • Eye Health:

  • Eye Allergies:

  • Eye Vitamins:

Eye Surgery

Cataracts:

Cataract Surgery

LASIK:

Your LASIK Solution
For Professionals
More Websites

CAN YOU REUSE OR TOP
OFF CONTACT SOLUTION?

No. We’ll tell you why.

What is “topping off” solution?

Topping off solution dilutes the disinfecting power of the solution and can lead to an eye infection. It’s best to use fresh solution each time.

Topping off is when you add fresh solution to the used solution that’s already in your lens case. It’s not a good idea because it dilutes the disinfecting power of your fresh solution, which could leave you at risk for an eye infection.

What if I already topped off my solution?

Stop right there! You should dump out that old solution immediately and replace it with fresh solution. If you don’t, it can lead to an eye infection. If you experience any redness, tearing, blurred vision, pain or feel like something is in your eye, call your eye doctor right away. And next time, remember to use fresh solution each time you take your contact lenses out.