Do you put your contact lens solution in the allowed "quart bag" when you go through security? Are we supposed to? I for one do not and have not been questioned.
My understanding, for what it's worth, is that we ARE supposed to be putting the contact solution in the quart baggie. I was told by a TSA screener that it is very difficult for them to detect contact lens solution, so that is why you, and on occassion, I, have not gotten stopped for forgetting to put it in our "baggie". I got a prescription for my 8 ounce bottle of contact solution, and I actually try to remember to put it loose in the screening bin.
I toss it into a separate bag which has liquid meds in it - haven't been given any questions over it yet <knock on wood> - and that usually includes a 2oz or 4oz multi-purpose solution plus a 3 oz cleaning solution.
Saline is considered one of those OTC/Medical items -- doesn't belong in the single baggie you're permitted, but should be pulled and thrown in the bin with the baggie separate from the luggage. Never been stopped/questioned, occasionally they peek at the bin (but only occasionally) and haven't had a problem or threat as the case may be.
Saline solution - You are allowed to carry up to 3 oz., of eye drops in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. Volumes greater than 3 oz. must be declared to the Security Officer and cannot be carried in your clear, one-quart bag.
However contact lens cleaner such as "Clear Care" by Ciba is not Saline Solution. It's an overnight cleaner/disinfectant and it's hydrogen peroxide based.
I haven't had any problems with carrying contact lens cleaner or multi-purpose solutions in larger than 3 oz bottles (admittedly I haven't tried taking a 12 oz bottle through, nor would I want to drag that much along with me). As I mentioned above, I toss them in a separate baggie with a couple other liquid meds and nobody's had an issue with them yet (I also have a note from my doctor which says I will be traveling with contact lens solutions).
Any further updates on this? I had LASIK about 8 years ago but my vision has deteriorated. So I'm going to the optometrist on Monday to get contacts. It's been at least 10 years since I wore contacts, so I've never had to deal with the liquids nonsense. Do people have trouble carrying saline/disinfectant through security?