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Rigid Contact Lens Instructions

 


It is important that you clean your lenses immediately upon removal rather than just prior to inserting the lens.
After removing your lens, use a daily cleaner on the surface of the lens.
Rub the lens in the palm of your hand and rinse thoroughly with saline.
The lens should then be stored in soaking solution and left overnight.
To insert, simply rinse the solution off with fresh saline and apply wetting solution prior to insertion.
 
Use enzymatic cleaner once a week. If enzyming is not done every week, deposits may form on the lenses that cannot be removed. Always clean lenses before enzyming.
Dissolve one tablet in saline per lens in each vial. While the cleaner is still actively "fizzing," soak your lenses in the solution.
They should be left in this solution for two to twelve hours.
After the enzyme soak, clean the lenses with your daily cleaner, rinse with saline, and store in your soaking solution for at least four hours to disinfect them.
They will then be ready for you to wear again. Rinse the enzyme cups with saline and let them air dry.
Lenses not worn for one week or longer should be stored dry, then cleaned and disinfected before wearing.
These lenses are custom designed and fitted for your eyes. Exceptional care is taken in their fabrication.
They are extremely thin to provide maximum comfort; however, this factor makes the lenses more fragile than thicker lenses.
Do not hold the lens by its edges and do not put too much pressure on the lens.
Flexing the lens between the fingers can cause permanent warpage or break the lens.
Do not panic if you encounter difficulty removing your lenses.
A drop of rewetting solution in the eye will generally float the lens sufficiently to make removal easier.
A lens on the white of the eye can stay there for long periods and does not irritate the eye.
Stay calm when removing your lenses. If you feel upset by the inability to remove the lens, stop trying to remove it and return to it when calmer.

Rigid Lens Wearing Time Schedule

Day

Wear Time (Hours)

1

4

2

6

3

8

4

10

5

12

6

12

7

12-14

(Maximum wearing time will be determined at your follow-up appointment.)
***When you haven’t worn your lenses for a few days, cut your wearing time in half for the first day and increase wearing time two hours per day after that.
When you haven’t worn your lenses one week or longer, start wearing time over.
***Remember to clean and disinfect your lenses if they are stored more than 48 hours. DO NOT RUSH YOUR WEARING TIME!

Gas Permeable Lens Instructions

  1. Wash Hands
  2. Inspect Lens
  3. Apply Wetting Solution
  4. Insert Lens
  5. Wash Hands
  6. Remove Lens
  7. Clean Lens
  8. Rinse with Saline
  9. Disinfect in Soaking Solution

Enzyme Instructions

  1. Clean Lens
  2. Rinse with Saline

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