Ware & Care of contact lenses
1) General Tips.
- Hands should be washed with soap & thoroughly rinsed before handling lenses.
- Hands should be dried with lint-free towel.
- Use finger tips to handle lenses ( avoid finger nails and sharp objects).
- Check lens is clean, wet and damage free before inserting in eyes.
Remove one lens and clean it with the flexilens Plus + multipurpose contact lens solution.
Cleaning removes eye-produced buildup, cosmetics and other debris that impairs lens comfort.
It is recommended that you rub the lens in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution, even if you are using a "no-rub" product.
Rinse the lens again to remove the loosened debris, making sure to take as long as the package directs: Rinsing is an important step.
Place the lens in your clean lens case and fill with fresh flexilens Plus+ solution, don't "top off" your old solution. Disinfecting kills microorganisms on the lens.
Keep it minimum 6 hours in Flexilens Plus+ to Disinfection lenses overnight.
2) How to insert your lenses.
- Lens should be washed using Flexilens Plus+ multi-purpose solution.
- Ensure that the lens is not inside out. when put on finger tip, ( if lens looks like a saucer its inside out if it looks like a cup its correct). Put the wet and clean lens on the tip of index or middle finger of your dominant hand. If you are right handed this would be your right hand.
- Pull down the lower lid with middle or ring finder or the same hand. use your other hand to hold the upper lid firmly open. Look directly into a mirror and place the lens directly on the cornea, the large coloured circle in the center of your eye not closing your eyes.
- Slowly release your hold on the lid. If there are any air bubbles beneath the lens, close your eyes and roll the eyes gently.
- Similarly you can insert the lens for the other eye.
- You can keep a routine of inserting right eye lens first to avoid any mix up of lenses.
3) Removing the lens.
- It is recommended to remove right eye lens first and keep it in the case after properly cleaning and securing the cap of contact lens case to avoid mix up of lenses.
- Look up, with middle finger hold down the lower lid. Use forefinger to slide lens to the lower or side part of eye. Pinch lens with thumb and forefinger and remove without excessively folding the lens.
- Clean it thoroughly with flexilens plus+ and keep it in the clean contact lens case with fresh solution. Throw away old solution if any in the case.
4) Cosmetic Tips.Being a contact lens wearer does not mean giving up wearing eye make-up.
- Make up should be applied after the lens insertion. Lenses should be removed before removing make-up.
- Fast drying fiber free mascara is recommended.
- Eye shadow in cream form or as a compact powder has been shown to be the best type for lens wearers.
- Liquid eye liners can lead to some tinting of soft lenses.
- For removal of eye makeup, it is best to use a rich eye make-up remover or water-soluble cleaning emulsions.
- Hand cream, sun creams and nail polish remover should not be allowed to come in contacts with the lenses, they can penetrate the lens and damage it.
- Care should be used when applying deodorant spray, hair spray, perfume etc. Aerosols should be avoided when lens case or lens care products are standing open.
- Eye should be closed when spraying!
- Contamination from cosmetics should be treated with contact lens cleaning soltion Flexilens Plus + only.
5) Beyond Clean, Rinse And Disinfect.Protein. Depending on what kind of contact lenses you wear and how much protein your eyes deposit on your contacts, your doctor may recommend you use a product for protein removal.
If your eyes feel dry, you may want to re-wet your contact lenses with lubricating drops, like I Mist rewetting drops as and when required.
While cleaning them does remove some protein, it can still build up on your lenses and make them uncomfortable. That's why the longer you wear lenses before replacing them, the more likely you are to need a protein remover.
For example, if you wear disposables, you probably won't need one; but if you wear the kind of lenses that are replaced only once or twice a year, you definitely will. For RGP contact lenses Flexilens Protein Solve can be used every three months or more as required.
Eye dryness and irritation. Use I Mist rewetting drops to lubricate your eyes and rewet your lenses.
Eye sensitivity and allergies.A small percentage of lens wearers develop an eye allergy to the chemicals present in contact lens solutions. If this is the case with you, you don't need an additional product: You just need to switch products to those marked "preservative-free".