Inserting, removing and caring for ortho-k and rigid contact lenses

Inserting/removing ortho-k and rigid contact lenses.

Inserting/removing ortho-k and rigid contact lenses.Ilustracja zakłądania ortosoczewki lub soczewki twardej

  1. Wash your hands carefully and dry them using a lint-free towel each time before touching contact lens.
  2. Put a clean white towel or cloth on a desk or table over which you put your contact lenses on.
  3. Prepare a mirror in which you will watch your moves.
  4. Instil one preservative-free moisturising eye drop into each eye.

Inserting ortho-k or rigid contact lenses

  1. Open contact lens case marked with the letter "R" (right).
  2. Put the right lens on the index finger of your right hand, concave side up.
  3. Pull the upper eyelid up with the index finger of the left hand and keep your face close to the mirror.
  4. Pull down your lower eyelid with the middle finger of your right hand and place the lens on the cornea.ka.
  5. Look down and gently release the upper and then the lower eyelid.
  6. Raise your head and check the clarity of vision by covering the other eye with a palm.
  7. Repeat the whole procedure with your left lens.
  8. Pour the solution out of the contact lens case and leave it for a bit to dry.

If you feel discomfort when inserting contact lenses it may be caused by dirt or dust present on the surface of the lens. In such a case you need to remove the lens, rinse it properly, instil moisturising eye drops and insert the lens once again.

If you still feel discomfort, remove the lens and contact eye specialist.

Removing ortho-k or rigid contact lensesIlustracja zdejmowania ortosoczewki lub soczewki twardej

  1. Open contact lens case marked with the letter "R" (right) and fill it up with lens storing solution.
  2. Rinse your removal plunger with contact lens solution.
  3. Tilt your head forward, open your eyes wide and look straight ahead.
  4. Press the plunger with your right hand and touch the lens gently.
  5. To facilitate it, you may pull down your lower eyelid with the middle finger of your left hand.
  6. Release the plunger with your right hand so as to suck the lens.
  7. Gently remove the lens from the cornea and place it in the contact lens case.
  8. Repeat it with the left lens.
  9. After removing lenses and putting them in a case, shake the case several times to make sure that they are properly cleaned.

If your eyes are red or you feel pain after removing lenses, contact eye specialist immediately.

Caring for ortho-k and rigid contact lenses

  1. Use multipurpose solution for everyday care of hard/rigid contact lenses.
  2. Place contact lenses in a case and then shake the case several times to properly clean and disinfect the lenses. You might also rinse them with lens solution or saline before inserting into eye.
  3. Change the storing solution in the lens case every day. If you do not wear contact lenses for a longer period of time, remember to change the solution at least once a month.
  4. Never use tap water to clean contact lenses.
  5. After the first opening of the solution, it should be used within 3 months.
  6. Make sure that the bottle is tightly closed after each use.

If you feel persistent discomfort or your eyes are irritated, remove contact lenses, stop using the solution and contact eye specialist.

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