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The information included in this page is intended to be a helpful guide to wearers of all types of contact lenses.
Whether you wear soft ( Hydrophilic ), RGP( Rigid Gas Permeable ), hard, disposable, extended-wear, or daily-wear lenses, most 
of this information will apply to you.

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Care Regimen Awareness
Different solutions cannot always be used together and not all solutions are safe for use with all lenses.
Use ONLY the lens care solutions recommended by your eye care practitioner, and DO NOT change brands without his/her approval.
Follow directions in the package inserts for the use of contact lens solutions.

There are three (3) essential steps in contact lens care:
[Essential Care] Every time contact lenses are removed, they must be cleaned, rinsed, and disinfected before wearing again.
Some solutions are designed to perform more than one of these functions.
Always remove, clean, rinse, enzyme, and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eve care practitioner.

The use of an enzyme or any cleaning solution does not substitute for disinfection.
Lenses stored longer than 12 hours may require cleaning, rinsing and disinfecting again before use.
Consult the package literature or your eye care practitioner for specific instructions.


Recommendations for Safe Contact Lens Wear
Never wear lenses longer than prescribed. Do not use/wear daily wear lenses while sleeping.
Do not wear your lenses overnight unless recommended by your eye care practitioner.

Overnight wear of contact lenses increases the risk of complications.
 
[Wash hands well] Always wash, rinse, and dry your hands
before handling Contact Lenses
.

If you're working near a sink, close the drain.
Use only approved contact lens solutions for lubricating or wetting your lenses
Always use fresh solutions in your lens case when disinfecting your lenses
.
Ask your eye care practitioner about wearing lenses during water activities and other sports.
Schedule and keep follow-up appointments with your eye care practitioner.

[No saliva] Do not use saliva to wet your Lenses.
Do not put Contact Lenses in you mouth
Store your lenses in the contact lens case only

Do not use non-sterile home-prepared saline unless recommended by your eye care practitioner.
The use of home-prepared saline with contact lenses has been associated with serious infections.

 

[Replace old cases] Contact lens case can be a source of bacteria growth.
Lenses cases should be cleaned, rinsed, and allowed to air dry each time the lenses are removed.
Replace the lens case frequently.


Do not get lotions, creams, or sprays in your eyes or on your lenses.
It is best to put on lenses before putting on makeup and remove them before removing makeup.
Water-base cosmetics are less likely to damage lenses than oil-Base products.

[Do not over use] Contact lenses wear out with time and should be replaced regularly.
Do not use Disposable Extended Wear for more than two week.

Disposable and frequent or planned replacement lenses should be thrown away after the recommended wearing period prescribed by your eye care practitioner.

Symptoms to notice
If your eyes become red, irritated, and painful or if your vision worsens while wearing lenses, immediately remove the lenses and consult an eye care practitioner.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, call your eye care practitioner:
Pain, persistent irritation or itching, excessive redness, discharge from the eye, excessively watery eyes, and changes or blurry vision.

Don't forget, when you are in doubt, remove your lenses

You should have eye examinations every 6 - 12 months or as recommended by your eye care practitioner.
If your eyes become red, irritated, and painful or if your vision worsens while wearing lenses, immediately remove the lenses and consult an eye care practitioner


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