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How to clean ortho k contact lenses

How to clean ortho k contact lenses

Orthokeratology is a vision correction procedure that is safe, reversible, and effective. Incorrect contact lens and solution care, on the other hand, might raise the risk of eye infections & corneal ulcers. Improper lens cleaning and sanitation, poor hygiene, and smoking are risk factors for developing an eye infection.

Before handling contact lenses, thoroughly wash and rinse your hands and dry them with a lint-free cloth or tissue. Remove any trace of soap, perfumes, hairspray, creams, and lotions from your hands and the area around your eyes. Tap water contains hazardous germs like Acanthamoeba. Thus your lenses must never come into touch with it.

Maintaining & cleaning

 A thorough cleaning procedure is required to maintain comfortable, hygienic, and disease contact lens usage. Contact lenses can feel good on the eyes, allow more excellent eye health & vision, and substantially reduce the chance of infection with proper maintenance. Carefully clean the lenses after each use, and NEVER USE TAP WATER TO RINSE OR Keep YOUR LENSES. 3 The acanthamoeba bacteria is common in tap water and, therefore, can produce a severe, painful, and sometimes blinding infection.

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Exceptional occurrences during insertion

Remove the lens, rinse, and re-insert if you suffer stinging, burning, or pain during insertion. If the condition persists, remove your lens and schedule an appointment with your optometrist as soon as possible to get an idea on how to clean ortho k contact lenses.

Because this cleaning solution does not require rubbing, the possibility of unintentional breaking is reduced. Because the liquid neutralizes to sterile water, the lenses should not have to be rinsed after cleaning. When not being used, the case could be left to let air dry, and it should be changed with each different bottle of liquid. Be cautious when carrying the case because the little gas-release hole can occasionally spill the solution. Remove the lenses from the casing after 6 hours to avoid unpleasant stinging from the un-neutralized hydrogen peroxide in the eyes. If this happens, immediately rinse with water and see your optometrist if the pain persists and your eyesight is harmed.

Follow-up treatment

 The monitoring & success of any new Ortho-K surgery is dependent on follow-up appointments. The first follow-up appointment is the day during your first overnight of wearing the garment. Your Ortho-K practitioner will schedule the remaining appointments based upon your response to the first night with orthokeratology treatment and the degree of your corrective lenses.

We recognize that you’ll be inadvertently aggressive when inserting, removing, or cleaning your lenses when learning how to use them. If your lens is broken or lost after this time, it is not protected by a guarantee and will have to be repaired at your expense.

When you order a lens, it usually takes less than a week to come from the lab. If you are highly reliant just on a lens, we will request that it be manufactured as quickly as possible by our lens manufacturer. Because of the unavoidable waiting period, we recommend that all ortho-K lens users have a decent pair of lenses on hand if one is lost or damaged.