Patient Instruction Guide Contact Lenses
The guidelines about how to handle, clean and maintain your contact lenses must be primarily informed by your eye care professional. The correct asepsis of your contact lense is important since it avoids complications improving the comfort and visual acuity. For your eye health, it is important that your contact lenses be worn only as prescribed by your eye care professional. These lenses should be replaced monthly or as recommended by the eye care professional. The durability of the lenses after the blister is opened is one month. Your eye care professional should be kept fully aware of your medical history and will develop a total program of care based on your specific needs.
2. WEARING RESTRICTIONS AND INDICATIONS
Our contact lenses are intended to enhance or alter the color appearance of natural eye. The lenses are intended for daily wear or flexible wear (use during the day and remove to sleep), monhtly replacement or as recommended by eye care professional. They are not intended for use when asleep.
There are certain health conditions with which contact lenses should not be worn,. You should alert your eye care professional to any of the conditions listed below. Only your eye care professional can determine if contact lens wear is right for you 1. Inflammation or infection in or around the eye or eyelids 2. Any eye disease, injury or abnormality that affects the cornea, conjunctiva or eyelids 3. Any previously diagnosed condition that makes contact lens wear uncomfortable 4. Severe dry eye 5. Reduced corneal sensitivity 6. Any systemic disease that may affect the eye or may be made worse by wearing contact lenses 7. Allergic reactions on the surface of the eye or surrounding tissues that may be induced or made worse by wearing contact lenses 8. Irritation of the eye caused by allergic reactions to ingredients in contact lens solutions (i.e ., rewetting drops). These solutions may contain chemicals or preservatives (such as mercury, Thimerosal, etc.) to which some people may develop an allergic response 9. Any active eye infection 10. If eyes become red or iritated
1. Never sleep with your contact lenses. 2. Never use your contact lenses for more time than recommended by your eye care professional. 3. Do not use contact lenses to swim without recommendation from your eye care professional. 4. Avoid the use of aerosols, hair sprays when using your contact lenses. 5. Users must be informed by the eye care professional and by the eye care multipurpose solution manufacturer about the right way to maintain, clean and disinfect the lenses. 6. Use the correct case indicated for your lenses 7. Keep the lenses in the closed case immerse in multipurpose solution during the period they are not in use. 8. The users must be instructed by the eye care professional about the procedures to place and remove the contact lenses. 9. Do not use saliva to hydrate the contact lenses. 10. Keep the fingernails cut short. 10. Do not use sharp objects while handling the contact lenses. 11. Avoid using contact lenses in environments subject to irritating vapors. 12. Never apply eye medications while using your contact lenses. 13. If you experience any discomfort, heavy tearing, pain ( eyes, photophobia (light sensitivity), immediately remove the lenses from your eyes and consult your eye care professional. 14. Do not use contact lenses used by other people or friend. Only the eye professional can determine the best product for your eyes. 15. Keep the lenses in room temperature, fresh air and protected from direct sun light while they are in their original packaging. Specific Instructions for Use and Warnings: Instruction for Use In case of Water Activities- Do not expose your contact lenses to water while you are wearing them. WARNING: Water can harbor microorganisms that can lead to severe infection, vision loss or blindness. If your lenses have been submersed in water when participating in water sports or swimming n pools, tubs, lakes, or oceans, you should discard them and replace them with a new pair. Ask your Eye care professional for recommendations about wearing your lenses during any activity involving water.
5. ADVERSE REACTIONS
Be aware that problems can occur while wearing contact lenses and may or may not be associated with the following symptoms: •burning, stinging and/or itchy eye •reduced lens comfort • feeling of something in your eye (foreign body, scratched area) • swelling or inflammation in or around the eyes •eye redness • eyelid problems •watery eyes • unusual eye secretions • poor vision • blurred vision •rainbows or halos around objects •sensitivity to light (photophobia) • microbial keratitis • abrasion due to faulty lenses •uveitis • irritation of the eyes or toxicity reaction from care regimen, packaging solution or unknown • neovascularization, edema or corneal exhaustion • contact lens papillary conjunctiviti •reduced corneal sensitivity • over wear syndrome. When any of the above symptoms occur, a serious eye condition may be present. You should immediately stop using the lenses and consult your eye care professional, so that the problem can be identified and treated, if necessary, in order to avoid serious eye damage.
6.LENS HANDLING AND CARE
For your eye health, it is important to carefully follow the handling, insertion, removal, earing instructions that we inform below, as well as those prescribed by your eye care professional. 1. Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses. Do not use soap with moisturizer. 2. Place one lens at a time in your palm and apply a few drops of multipurpose solution recommended by your eye care professional on the lens surface. 3. Establish a sequence: first clean the lens of the right eye and then the lens for the left eye, 4. With the forefinger of the other hand, rub the lens on both sides with gentle movements forwards and backwards, left and right. 5. After cleaning, thoroughly rinse the lenses with multipurpose solution until they are free of residues. 6. Let the lenses rest in the closed case, soaked in multipurpose solution during the period when the lenses are not in use. 7. Clean the lenses every time you use them. 8. Always dispose the multipurpose solution that was inside the lens case when you remove the lenses for use. 9. Do not use heat to disinfect your lenses. 10.The lenses must be cleaned and disinfected every time you remove them from the lens case. One procedure does not substitute the other. Cleaning is necessary to remove mucus and film from lens surface. Disinfection is necessary to eliminate microorganisms.
Always wash and completely dry your hands before handling the lenses. 2 Gently remove the lenses from the case using the tip of your forefinger and be sure it is clean wet and perfect without any defect. 3. Check if the lens is not upside down; the normal shape is concave with the edges up. If the edges an slightly turned out, the lens is inverted. In this case place it in the palm of your hand and gently turn it into the right side, 4. Place the lens on the tip of your forefinger and use the middle finger to pull down your lower eyelid. Using the middle finger of the other hand lift the upper eyelid. 5. Place the lens on the eye, gently loose the eyelids and blink. Repeat the procedure with the other lens, 6. To remove your lenses, first check in the mirror if they are in place. 7. Look up, slide the contact lens towards the inside corner of the eye using your forefinger and grab it gently between your thumb and forefinger, follow the method recommended by your eye care professional.
If chemicals of any kind (household products, gardening solutions, laboratory chemicals, etc.) are splashed into your eyes: FLUSH EYES IMMEDIATELY WITH TAP WATER AND IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL OR VISIT A, HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM RIGHT AWAY, ANVISA REG: check product label.