Ortho-k Lenses Care
Cleaning Your Lenses
Cleaning and rinsing your Ortho-k contact lenses are necessary to remove mucus, secretions, films, or deposits, which may have accumulated during wearing. The ideal time to clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses is immediately after wearing them. Disinfecting is necessary to destroy harmful germs. You should adhere to a recommended care regimen..
Always wash, rinse, and dry hands before handling your Orthokeratology contact lenses.
Always use fresh unexpired lens care solutions.
Use the recommended system of lens care which is chemical (not heat) and carefully follow instructions in solution labeling. Different solutions cannot always be used together and not all solutions are safe for use with all lenses. Do not alternate or mix lens care systems unless indicated on solution labeling.
Always remove, clean, rinse, enzyme and disinfect your Ortho-k lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eyecare practitioner. The use of an enzyme or any cleaning solution does not substitute for disinfection.
To avoid contamination, do not use saliva or anything other than the recommended solutions for lubricating or rewetting your Ortho-k lenses. Do not put lenses in your mouth.
1. Cleaning GP (Gas Permeable) Orthokeratology Contact Lenses
Clean one lens first (always start with the same lens first to avoid mix-ups). Place the lens, front side down, in the palm of the hand and apply several drops of cleaning solution. Using the index finger of the other hand, apply slight pressure in a swirling motion for the time recommended by the cleaning solution manufacturer. Do not clean the GP lens by rubbing it between the thumb and index fingers, as this may cause lens warpage.
Rinse the Ortho-k lens thoroughly with saline to remove the cleaning solution, mucus, and film from the Ortho-k lens surface. Place that lens into the correct chamber of the lens storage case. Then repeat the clean and rinse procedure for the second Ortho-k lens.
After cleaning and rinsing the Ortho-k contact lenses disinfect them by using the system recommended by your eyecare practitioner and/or the lens manufacturer. Follow the instructions provided in the disinfection solution labeling.
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