Instruction for use
Soft Contact Lenses for daily wear is a device made of polymer materials and intended to be worn directly against the eye. Opulent Lenses are to be worn for cosmetic changes only and do not correct vision, please make sure you consult your eye care specialist before you purchase cosmetic lenses to see if they are suitable for you. Intended for daily wear.
1.1 Preparing the Lens for Wearing
It is essential that you learn and use good hygienic methods in the care and handling of your new lenses. Cleanliness is the first and most important aspect of proper contact lens care. In particular, your hands should be clean and free of any foreign substances when you handle your lenses. The procedures are:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses.
- Avoid the use of soaps containing cold cream, lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your lenses, since these substances may come into contact with the lenses and interfere with successful wearing.
- Handle your lenses with your fingertips, and be careful to avoid contact with fingernails. It is helpful to keep your fingernails short and smooth. Start off correctly by getting into the habit of always using proper hygienic procedures so that they become automatic.
1.2 How to Wear a Lens
- Rinse a lens with a physiological saline solution sufficiently.
- Put the lens on the index finger of the right hand, lower a lower eyelid with the tip of a middle finger and raise an upper eyelid with that of another middle finger to widen an eye.
- Approach the lens slowly toward the cornea and attach it lightly, looking in a mirror. Mind not to close an eye.
- If the lens is attached to the cornea correctly, take the finger for widening the eyelid off slowly
- Identify the location of a lens, looking in a mirror carefully.
- Raise an upper eyelid with the finger of the left hand, lower a lower eyelid with the middle finger of the right hand and pick the lower part of the lens with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand to pull it out.
1.3 Storage and management after using a Lens
- Put a lens on a palm, drop two or three drops of 'lens cleaner', and rub it slowly with a tip of a finger of another hand.
- After cleaning, rinse lenses with plenty of a physiological saline solution and then store them in each of storage cases to which a physiological saline solution or lens preservative solution lest they should be exchanged.
Note: Don't forget the lens case
Case hygiene is as important as lens hygiene, and it must be replaced regularly. (At least every three months.) Depending on the routine recommended by your practitioner clean your case daily with disinfecting solution and allow to air dry. Often weekly friction cleaning is acylsable.
1. In case that the following symptoms occur, remove lenses immediately.
- Acute and subacute inflammation or eye anterior chamber infection
- All eye diseases that affect the cornea and conjunctiva
- Dry eyes
- Decrease in the perception capacity of the cornea
- Systematic illnesses that can affect the eyes or worsen due to wearing lenses
- Occurrence of allergies caused by using lens management liquids with elements such as mercury or thimerosal.
- Bloodshot or irritated eyes
2. Wear lenses after thorough understanding of instructions. Instructions should be complied with, as eye diseases due to lenses or lens management supplies can cause severe damage to the eyes.
3. When discomfort, excessive lacrimation, change in eyesight, or bloodshot occur, remove lenses and consult a specialist, as diseases such as corneal ulcer can worsen rapidly, even resulting in loss of vision.
4. Remove lenses during sleep.
5. Be aware that the incidence of side effects is higher in smokers than non-smokers.
2.2 General Caution
- Always use clean lens management liquids and only use ones recommended by a specialist.
- When storing lenses, always keep them fully soaked in lens storage liquid.
- Comply with designated usage periods of lens products such as saline solutions and storage liquids.
- Lenses should be worn less than 12 hours. Remove lenses and let eyes rest every three to four hours if possible.
- If lenses are fixed upon the eyes and do not move, consult a specialist immediately.
- Always wash hands before handling lenses. Be cautious as eyes will be irritated if makeup,lotion, soap, cream, or deodorant comes in contact with the lenses, or if the lenses are contaminated by dust.
- Avoid using aerosol products. Close eyes when using spray.
- Avoid harmful and pungent steam or smoke while wearing lenses.
- Refrain from wearing lenses during active workout such as water activities or intense sports as lenses may be lost.
- Lenses should not be taken out of the case with tweezers or instruments other than which are provided.
- Keep nails from touching lenses if possible. Nails should be cut short when inserting lenses to avoid scratches to the eye or lens.
- When sight is unstable due to dry lens surface, normal sight can be restored by supplementing tears with artificial tears and blinking.
- Consult with specialist before using eye drops.
- Consult with specialist on wearing lenses.
- Notify employer of wearing lenses, as some jobs may require protective devices for the eyes or forbid the use of contact lenses.
- Regularly visit an eye specialist for a check-up to maintain healthy eyes.
- Consult with specialist immediately in case of any abnormalities of the eye such as bloodshot or severe pain.
- For healthy eyes, replace soft lenses once a month and clean lenses every day.
- Consult with specialist in case of using eye drops while wearing lenses.
- Never use lenses used by others.
- Always store lenses in a clean case.
- Be careful not to wear lenses reversed.
2.3 Applicative Caution
In case of following side effects, immediately remove lenses.
2. Consult with specialist if above symptoms continue after removing lenses.
- Irritation, itchiness, bloodshot, or eye pain
- Sensation of foreign object or excessive lacrimation
- Decreased eyesight or sensitivity to light
- Dry eyes