HOW TO INSERT HYBRID LENSES
Always wash your hands with mild soap and dry them well with a lint-free towel before handling the lenses. It is a good idea to handle your lenses in the same order each time to avoid getting them mixed up.
Putting in our hybrid lenses is just like putting in a soft contact lens.
- Place the lens on the tip of your finger. A drop of preservative-free lubricant can be added to the bowl, if desired.
- Pull down on you lower lid and gently place the lens on your eye.
Slowly release your eyelid and blink several times.
HOW TO REMOVE HYBRID LENSES
First, practice removing your lenses with a tissue. The tissue should make removing these moist lenses easy, and can always be used as a “back-up” removal method if needed.
- Using one hand, pull your upper lid back.
- Using your finger on the opposite hand, pull down your lower lid gently.
- Place very dry fingertips at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions on the lens and apply slight pressure; wait for a “1, 2” count and then roll fingertips together and back toward the palm of the hand.
- Fingers need to be dried with a towel between each removal attempt. Rubbing fingers together until heat is felt from the friction will also ensure fingers are completely dry.
DAILY HYBRID LENS CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Place the lens bowl-side up in the palm of your hand. Rinse your lenses with a daily cleaner approved for soft contact lenses. Never use tap water to rinse or store your lenses.
- With the pad of your ring finger, gently rub the entire lens in a circular motion against the palm of your hand. Be sure to thoroughly clean the front and back of the lens and then rinse it well with a saline solution such as LacriPure from Menicon.
- Store your lenses in either a hydrogen peroxide system OR multi-purpose disinfecting solution, as recommended by your eye care professional.
Disinfection Systems: Use chemical (not heat) disinfection systems (Multi-Purpose or Hydrogen Peroxide* solutions), as recommended by your eye care professional.
Daily Cleaner: The standard of care for contact lenses recommends using a daily cleaner approved for soft contact lenses.
Rewetting Drops: If needed, use rewetting drops approved for soft contact lenses, as directed by your eye care practitioner.
HOW TO INSERT SCLERAL LENSES
- Lean forward and look down. Face should be parallel to the floor. Sometimes it’s helpful to place a mirror flat on the counter as you insert the lens.
- With the finger of one hand, hold upper lid by placing one finger on the base of the lashes and pin the lid to the brow bone.
- Using the opposite hand, with palm facing up, place the inserter between thumb and index finger. Pull the lower lid down with middle finger, holding the eye wide open.
- Gently place lens on eye by sliding lens inside lower lid and applying directly to eye. Remove inserter from lens by squeezing the inserter.
HOW TO REMOVE SCLERAL LENS
- Wet the remover with sterile saline.
- Hold lower lid down, position remover at a 45° angle. Place
remover on the lower 1/3 of the scleral lens.
- Apply slight pressure to the inserter. Inserter should stick to the lens.
- Lift lens away from eye with a slight upward motion.
- Remove lens from remover with a slight twisting motion.
DAILY SCLERAL LENS CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses daily. Cleaning and rinsing lenses is necessary to remove mucus and film from the lens surface. Disinfection is necessary to destroy harmful germs and bacteria. Disinfected lenses should remain in a closed case until ready to wear. Repeat disinfection every 24 hours as recommended on the solution packaging. Completely replace solution in lens case with fresh solution daily. Never top off solution in lens case. Replace lens case at regular intervals as recommended by your eye care professional.
Place lens bowl-side up in the palm of your hand using a daily cleaner approved for gas permeable lenses.
With the pad of your finger, gently rub the lens in a circular motion against your palm. Be sure to thoroughly clean the front and back of the lens and rinse well with saline. Never use tap water to rinse lenses.
Remove, clean, rinse, and disinfect lenses according to recommendations prescribed by your eye care professional. The use of additional lens care products does not substitute for lens disinfection.
Your eye care professional may recommend a lubricating or rewetting solution which can be used to wet lenses while they are being worn to improve comfort.