Congratulations on your new EasyFit Lifestyle Contacts. They were designed purposely to be a custom lens that will be easy on your eyes. You no longer need to struggle with dry irritated eyes and the underperforming vision found with soft contacts.
The following guide will assist you with the basic caring and handling of your new Easyfit Lenses.
Easy fit lenses are made from specialty materials that are classified as gas permeable. Therefore, you should only use cleaning storing and handling solutions recommended by your doctor. The preservative-free saline insertion solution is intended for filling the lens and inserting only it is not intended for cleaning and storing the lenses. Finally, do not switch right and left lenses. EasyFit lenses are customized and meant for individualization. Proper hygiene is very important with your EasyFit lenses. Keep the lenses in a clean environment, always use clean hands, tools and cases. Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap that does not contain moisturizers. Dry hands completely with a clean towel.
As you build up your wearing time with your easy fit lenses, be sure to be proactive with self diagnosis and common sense. If there are any signs of redness, swelling and inflammation, this may dictate a change in your wearing cycle or an adjustment to your fit. A slight impression ring where the lens rested on the eye can be present and normal and will fade away quickly. Be sure to be in close contact with your dispensing professional at any sign of problems.
Lens insertion Insertion photo
Remove the lens from the soaking solution and clean the front surface with the recommended cleaner. It is important that the lens is “squeaky clean”. Next, rinse the lens completely with preservative free saline. It is important to remove any solution that contains preservatives from the back surface of the EasyFiit lens prior to insertion.
Pick up the insertion tool. (If the bottom end of the insertion tool is not snipped, this can be helpful in assisting an easy insertion technique as the light will shine through the tool as a helpful eye reference position.) Place the lens on top of the tool and fill with preservative-free saline solution. The contact lens should be almost over filled and solution spilling out. Ensure that there are no surface bubbles because they can become trapped between the lens and the cornea and can be disruptive to comfort and vision.
Lean head forward to become parallel with the countertop and mirror and pull your lower lid down. While keeping a steady gaze through the contact lens into the snipped end of the tool, bring the saline-filled lens toward the eye. Once the lower edge of the lens is applied, the lens will slide under the upper lid. Keep a steady gaze until the contact lens is settled and centered on the cornea. Blink slowly.
Note: if you need a slightly wider opening, you may pull the upper and lower lids open simultaneously.
Lens Removal removal photo
Prior to removal, always irrigate the eye with preservative free saline solution. Next, with your index finger gently push in and up from the lower lid on the edge of the contact lens to begin loosening the lens seal. You should be able to feel the lens edge in this process.
Apply a small amount of moisture to the suction cup for extra grab on the lens. Lean forward slightly to view into the mirror. Apply mild pressure to the outer portion of the lens with the suction cup. Either use the lower portion or the upper portion and remove at a slight angle. Never remove the lens from the exact center this can lead to excessive suction and difficulty in removal.
If the lens exhibits excessive suction then pause, irrigate the eye again and repeat the process.
Once the lens has been removed immediately use the approved lens cleaner that your practitioner prescribed. Massage both sides of the lens. This will lead to a consistently clean lens that will provide you with extreme comfort and vision for the life of the lens.
Place the lenses in the correct left and right compartments of your lens case. Fill up each compartment with the cleaner solution which is also storing solution prescribed by your doctor. Finally, store the lenses overnight to enjoy it a smooth lens surface the next morning.
The following are common things he may experience
After lens insertion my vision is compromised. This is usually caused by losing too much saline solution during insertion order by having surface bubbles at time of insertion simply repeat lens insertion illuminating any bubble formation.
I have lens discomfort
Easyfit lenses have been purposely designed to be more comfortable than a soft contact lens after adaptation. Initially, you may experience some lens awareness but this sensation should go away shortly. Most lens awareness will dissipate after 30 minutes. If you experience recurring discomfort then contact your Eyecare Professional.
The lens difficult to remove
This is not uncommon especially on marginal dry eye patients after a full day of wear. Refer to the lens remote removal process starting with three irrigating the eye and then look upward while you gently apply pressure at the lower lens edge which will allow some air to enter under the lens removal should be relatively easy following this procedure.
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