How To Use Your Lenses
HOW TO USE YOUR LENSES
These lenses are monthly/yearly lenses for personal use only. Use sterile contact lenses for no longer then the maximum recommended time per day. After the end of your monthly/yearly period of use, you must replace the lenses with a new pair. Using the lenses more than the recommended time &/or use by other patients can cause serious infection. For safe use of contact lenses, you must follow the instructions carefully for their correct application, removal, cleaning & maintenance. Lens packaging intact guarantees that the product is sterile; if the seal is broke DO NOT USE the lenses & contact our customer service immediately.
Before applying the contact lenses: Wash & dry your hands prior to taking the lenses out of the container.
Remove the lens from the container making sure it is not upside down & position it on the tip of your index finger. Before applying, it is advisable to rinse the lens with saline solution or multiuse solution. In front of the mirror, using the middle finger of the same hand, pull down your lower eye lid, with the middle finger of your free hand, raise your upper eyelid & delicately position the lens on the iris. Slowly release the eyelid. Repeat the operation for the other eye.
VISION: Your vision should be good as soon as you have inserted the lens; if not, check the lens is not upside down & check that you have not inverted the lenses.
Should you feel any discomfort, remove the lens, rinse it with saline solution or multi-use solution & reapply it. If you have applied the lens upside down, you will need to remove it, turn it around & clean it before reapplying it.
IF THE FEELING OF DISCOMFORT CONTINUES, REMOVE THE LENS & DO NOT REAPPLY IT UNTIL YOU HAVE CONTACTED YOUR EYE CARE SPECIALIST.
Whilst lowering you’re your lower eyelid, look upwards & using the tip of your finger slide the lens to the “lower” part of the eye. The lens can be removed by holding it between your thumb & index finger.
Do not damage the surface of the lenses with your finger nails. Clean & store the lenses following your eye care specialist’s instructions.
REMEMBER TO CLEAN & REPLACE THE CONTACT LENS CASE REGULARLY (EVERY 90 DAYS) TO AVOID CONTAMINATION
Contact lenses may only be applied & used when the anatomical/functional conditions of the patient’s eye permit such. There are indeed some risk factors that can be ascertained by your eye care specialist, which may cause complications or intolerance reactions. The specialist/optician who inserts the lens are aware f such issues & will not recommend the use of contact lenses until you have passed a rigorous eye examination. To avoid damaging your eyes, it is important to check with your optician that there are no contraindications & ensure you attend regular check-ups.
- Remove the lenses & consult a doctor in the case of redness, burning, foreign body sensation or excessive lacrimation, blurred vision or any other vision problems.
- Diuretics, antihistamines, decongestants, tranquilisers, antidepressants & birth control drugs can cause dryness in the eyes; in this case, you should consult your optician.
- If any chemical, harmful or irritant substance should meet your eyes, immediately rinse your eyes; in this case, you should consult your optician.
- Consult your optician if using contact lenses during sporting activities.
- Avoid using contact lenses when you bathe in the sea, swimming pool or use of public showers.
- Avoid using soaps contacting creams, lotions or cosmetic oils before wearing the lenses.
- Do not wet the lenses in your mouth.
- Failure to comply with the rules of correct use of the lenses may cause serious damage to the eyes.
- The risk of contracting ulcerous keratitis increases when failing to comply with the rules of hygiene & use & in cases of using lenses for longer than recommended time.
- The risk of ulcerous keratitis increases significantly in smokers.
If you have never used contact lenses before, it is advisable to:
- Use the lenses for the maximum of 2 hours when first applying them; gradually increase their use up to maximum of 8 hours per day.
- Remove lenses before going to sleep.