Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a molecule found naturally in the human body and is used to fight infection. It is used to protect against toxins, help fight causes of infection (bacteria, germs, viruses), and cleanse the skin. HOCl is created using salt-water and an electrical current. The process produces no toxic chemicals, residues or fumes.
It has always been a priority to have clean hands when handling contact lenses, however, in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity has intensified. While patients washing their hands with soap and tap water is a great first step, independent testing of our HOCl product showed that it was effective against COVID-19. Additionally, it is important to remember that Acanthamoeba can be present in tap water and HOCl, the active ingredient in our Contact Lens Hand Prep, is effective in killing this parasite.
When soap and water is not available (on the go), safe, effective, and non-irritating hand cleaning options may be very limited. Warnings have been published in the scientific literature regarding the overuse of Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers (ABHS) including its flammability, accidental poisoning from ingestion, as well as from inhalation and absorption through the skin; alcohol is clearly an ocular irritant and can cause a chemical conjunctivitis if exposed to the eye. Insertion and removal of contact lenses inevitably involves touching a contact lens to the hands and frequently the face and eyes; our Contact Lens Hand Prep provides an extra layer of security.
Contact Lens Hand Prep by VibrantVue® uses a proprietary stable solution of 200 ppm electrolyzed Hypochlorous acid (HOCl). HOCl (200 ppm) and electrolyzed water – that’s it!
It has a 24-month shelf life.
Absolutely! Our hand prep can be used anytime hands need cleaning. The active ingredient (HOCl) is an effective cleanser, gentle on skin and alcohol free.
Yes. The Hand Prep system was designed to allow for the on the go 2 oz bottle to be refilled from the larger 8 oz bottle. This is designed to be economical and convenient for you.
There are currently 9 products with hypochlorous acid (HOCl) disinfection solutions as the active ingredient on the EPA’s List (“N”) of products that are effective against COVID-19*. Of these, 3 have HOCl in concentrations which are less than our Contact Lens Hand Prep. An independent testing laboratory found that the VibrantVue® formulation killed 99.8% of Human Coronavirus in 15 seconds of contact time. It also killed >99.9% of Adenovirus and 14 different bacteria within 15-60 seconds of contact time. Many pathogenic organisms develop resistance to antibiotics and some cleansers; this has not been shown to happen with HOCl.
[*Accessed as of 11/23/2020]