Cleaning your Ortho-k iSee Lenses
Basic Care Instructions GP (Gas Permeable) Ortho-k Contact Lenses
For continued safe and comfortable wearing of your Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses, it is important that you clean and rinse, then disinfect your Ortho-k contact lenses after each removal using the care regimen recommended by your eye care practitioner.
Cleaning and rinsing your Ortho-k contact lenses are necessary to remove mucus, secretions, films, or deposits, which may have accumulated during wearing. The ideal time to clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses is immediately after wearing them. Disinfecting is necessary to destroy harmful germs. You should adhere to a recommended care regimen. Failure to follow the regimen may result in development of serious ocular complications as discussed in the WARNINGS section of the iSee Ortho-k Package Insert.
When you first receive your corneal refractive therapy contact lenses, practice how to put the Ortho-k lenses on and how to remove them while you are in your eye care practitioner’s office. At that time you will be provided with a recommended cleaning and disinfection regimen and, instructions and warnings for Orthokeratology lens care, handling, cleaning, and disinfection. Your eye care practitioner should instruct you about appropriate and adequate procedures and products for your use.
For safe corneal refractive therapy contact lens wear you should know and always practice your lens care routine.
• Always wash, rinse, and dry hands before handling your Orthokeratogy contact lenses.
• Always use fresh unexpired lens care solutions.
• Use the recommended system of lens care which is chemical (not heat) and carefully follow instructions in solution labeling. Different solutions cannot always be used together and not all solutions are safe for use with all lenses. Do not alternate or mix lens care systems unless indicated on solution labeling.
• Always remove, clean, rinse, enzyme and disinfect your Ortho-k lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye care practitioner. The use of an enzyme or any cleaning solution does not substitute for disinfection.
• To avoid contamination, do not use saliva or anything other than the recommended solutions for lubricating or rewetting your Ortho-k lenses. Do not put lenses in your mouth.
You should use the Ortho-k lens care solutions as recommended by your eye care practitioner. The directions found in the package inserts from these products should be followed. Failure to adhere to these procedures may result in the development of serious ocular complications. You should not switch from one care system to another unless it has been determined by your eye care practitioner that this is necessary. Do not mix or alternate the disinfection and storage systems unless so indicated on the productlabel. Always wash and rinse your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses.
1. Cleaning GP(Gas Permeable) Orthokeratology Contact Lenses
Clean one lens first (always start with the same lens first to avoid mix-ups). Place the lens, front side down, in the palm of the hand and apply several drops of cleaning solution. Using the index finger of the other hand, apply slight pressure in a swirling motion for the time recommended by the cleaning solution manufacturer. Do not clean the GP lens by rubbing it between the thumb and index fingers, as this may cause lens warpage.
Rinse the Ortho-k lens thoroughly with saline to remove the cleaning solution, mucus, and film from the Ortho-k lens surface. Place that lens into the correct chamber of the lens storage case. Then repeat the clean and rinse procedure for the second Ortho-k lens.
After cleaning and rinsing the Ortho-k contact lenses disinfect them by using the system recommended by your eye care practitioner and/or the lens manufacturer. Follow the instructions provided in the disinfection solution labeling.