Welcome to the hybrid lens care guide. We designed this guide to help make your transition to hybrid contact lenses as smooth as possible. Click on one of the categories below for answers to your questions.
It is important to clean your hybrid contact lenses daily to maintain the highest standards of comfort and visual clarity.
After you remove your lenses, at the end of the day, we recommend using a daily cleaner and digitally rubbing the lenses prior to storing for the night.
To care and clean for your ClearKone and UltraHealth lenses SynergEyes recommends:
1) a daily cleaner at the end of the day
2) a disinfectant like ClearCare and
3) a preservative-free saline solution such as Unisol. Never rinse or store your lenses with tap water.
2. Place the lens bowl-side up in the palm of your hand and apply a few drops of daily cleaner. With the pad of your finger gently rub the entire lens in a circular motion against the palm of your hand. Be sure to thoroughly clean the entire lens and then rinse it well in a steady stream of saline.
3. For disinfection at night use either ClearCare® or Oxysept® Ultracare® Formula Peroxide Disinfection System. Carefully follow the instructions for the specific disinfection system you use.
4. Use only the case provided with the ClearCare® or Oxysept® disinfection systems. Be sure to use the appropriate neutralizing disc or tablet and soak the lenses a minimum of 6 hours before inserting again.
5. Always use fresh solution when storing your lenses. Never “top off” or use old solution.
6. SynergEyes recommends only preservative-free care products with our lenses for keratoconus.
7. Always follow your eye care professional’s instructions.
How To Care For Your Lenses
1. Before you insert your lenses, thoroughly wash your hands with a mild, lanolin free soap and dry them with a clean, lint-free towel.
2. Fill the lens with preservative-free saline while holding it horizontally on an inserter OR by stabilizing the lens between your index and middle finger OR by using a tripod method. (inserters can be purchased via your eye care professional or www.dmvcorp.com).
3. It is critical to fill the lens bowl completely to the TOP with saline to avoid insertion bubbles. The DMV inserter allows the completely filled lens to be well balanced so you can easily place the lens on the eye. You will know if you have an insertion bubble if the lens is uncomfortable or you notice an irregularity in your peripheral vision.
4. Lean forward and tuck your chin to your chest. Your nose should be perpendicular to the floor. It may be helpful to place a mirror flat on the counter to look into as you insert the lens.
5. Pull up on your upper eyelid by placing the fingers at the base of the lashes. Pull down on the lower lid with the ring finger of the hand holding the lens, and gently insert the lens.
6. As the saline is displaced, the lens will gently settle onto the surface of the eye. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO PUSH THE LENS TOO FORCEFULLY ONTO THE EYE or it will be uncomfortable.
How To Insert Your Lenses
Do not put any lubricating drops or solution into the eye prior to removal. It is important to be sure your hands are completely dry before attempting to remove your lenses. This will optimize the gripping effect of the fingers on the edge of the lens.
1. Make the “OK” sign with your thumb and forefinger and turn your hand until the circle is vertical.
2. Looking straight ahead or slightly up, place the pads of your fingers on the very bottom edge of the soft skirt of the lens, at the 5 & 7 o’clock position.
3. Using the pads of your fingers, not your fingernails, apply a firm enough pinch to cause the edge of the lens to buckle. This allows air to get beneath the soft skirt to release the lens from the surface of the eye. Slowly pull the bottom edge of the lens away from your eye.
4. If your fingers become wet from removing the first lens, be sure to completely dry them again before removing the other lens.