Ortho-K lenses provide safe, effective myopia control and great daytime vision. The most important factors in assuring safe wearing are:
As a Contact Lens wearer, your role in ensuring you have a trouble free experience is ultimately most important.
There are three key points:
To clean an Ortho-K lens, place the lens in the palm of your hand and put a few drops of cleaner on it, then rub the cleaner into the lens for 20 to 30 seconds. Take care not to scratch or damage the lens as or tho-k lenses can break with excessive force. This step removes material that deposits on the lens during wearing.
Enzyme Cleaning: Enzyme cleaning is an extra step to remove protein deposits. We recommend using an enzymatic cleaner at least once every two weeks. Boston One Step Liquid Enzymatic Cleaner is a simple and convenient way to effectively remove protein deposits. Allow the lenses to remain in the enzyme solution for at least 2 hours.
2. DISINFECTION & STORAGE
After cleaning, store lenses in fresh conditioner solution in your case, ensuring the lens is completely submerged for at least 4 hours. This step kills microbes on your lenses. The lens is now ready to be inserted into the eye.
To increase lens wearing comfort, a few drops of rewetting solution can be applied to the lens before insertion. (NEVER store your lenses in tap water, as micro-organisms can cause infections in your eyes.)
After removing the lens from the case, discard the used solution. Rinse the case with hot water each day and allow it to air dry. Once a week the case should be cleaned with cleaner and allowed to air dry. The case must be replaced periodically.
3. ONGOING CARE
While an Ortho-k lens can last for more than a year, longevity will vary depending on the individual eye, patient, and the lens material. Some patients may need to replace their lenses more frequently than others. For this reason, it is important to have the or tho-k lens checked at least once a year. This check will ensure that the surface of the lens, the fit of the lens, and the power of the lens, are all as they should be. If you experience reduced comfort, blurred vision, or find a coating forming on the lens, check with your consultant. These are signs that your lens may have to be replaced.
The following guidelines are designed to maximize the safety of your Ortho-k treatment.
WARNING SIGNS – If an eye becomes red or uncomfortable while a contact lens is in place, REMOVE the lens immediately. If the problem continues after the lens has been removed, see your eye care professional immediately. Make an emergency appointment if needed.
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