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Alcon launches CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go™ for quick, gentle contact lens rinsing at home or on the go

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  • CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go is a gentle saline solution for rinsing and temporary storage of contact lenses at home or on the go
  • Following cleaning and disinfection, the quick, gentle rinse removes any loosened debris and trace amounts of cleaning and disinfecting solution, and provides up to 30 days of contact lens storage

Fort Worth, Texas, April 20, 2016 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, announced the newest addition to its contact lens care portfolio with the launch of CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go™, a gentle, saline solution for rinsing and temporary storage of contact lenses after cleaning and disinfection with CLEAR CARE®, CLEAR CARE® PLUS or any other hydrogen peroxide solution.

Contact lens wearers who use hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning and disinfecting solutions may find a need at home or on the go to rinse their lenses.

“More than 60% of contact lens wearers who use a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning and disinfecting solution also have something on-hand to rinse with, as needed1,” said Carla Mack, OD, MBA, FAAO, Director of Professional and Clinical Support, Alcon Vision Care, US. “For these wearers, CLEAR CARE®Rinse & Go provides a gentle saline solution that can be used to rinse contact lenses, as needed, and is also useful for new contact lens patients and those new to hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning.”

CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go does not replace daily cleaning and disinfection of contact lenses, but is intended as a companion product to allow for rinsing of contact lenses, as needed, and for temporary storage of contact lenses, up to 30 days. CLEAR CARE® Rinse & Go will be available in two sizes – 12 fluid ounces and 4 fluid ounces – in most major mass, drug and grocery retailers in the United States in April 2016.

About CLEAR CARE Rinse & Go

CLEAR CARE® Rinse &Go Solution is a sterile, buffered, isotonic, aqueous saline solution containing POLYQUAD* (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% preservative, citrate, and edetate disodium (EDTA) 0.05%.

References

  1. IRI Consumer Purchase Trend and Buyer Overlap Analysis 52 WE December 4, 2011

About Alcon

Alcon is the global leader in eye care.  As a division of Novartis, we offer a broad portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eye care needs. Our purpose is reimagining eye care, and we do this through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eye care. Learn more at www.alcon.com.   

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