Congratulations, your eye care practitioner has fitted you with RGP contact lenses for crisp clear vision.

This RGP contact lens is manufactured from silicone-acrylate or fluorosulfone silicone-acrylate material. It is essential that you strictly follow the recommended handling, cleaning and storage procedures. Failure to do so may eventually impair the performance of the lenses and could possibly damage your eyes.

This RGP contact lens material is intended for daily wear. Your eye care practitioner can prescribe lenses complete with or without an ultraviolet light (UV) absorber.
 

Handling Your Lenses
Cleanliness is the first and most important aspect of proper contact lens care. ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry them with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses. Do not use soaps containing cold cream, lotion or deodorants. When handling the lenses use your finger tips, not your finger nails. A fingernail can injure your eye and/or damage the lens. Get into the habit of using proper hygienic procedures daily so that they become automatic. To avoid mix-up of lenses, always start with the right lens. Examine the lens to be sure that it is clean, uniformly wet and free of deposits before inserting.

Inserting Your Lenses
After thoroughly washing and rinsing your hands, follow these steps to insert the lens(es):

Remove the lens from its storage compartment.
Rinse the lens with fresh conditioning solution, if desired.
Inspect the lens to be sure that it is clean, uniformly wet and free of debris.
Place several drops of conditioning solution over the lens surfaces.
Place the lens on the top of the index finger of your dominant hand. Place the middle finger of the same hand close to the lower lash and hold down the lower lid.
Use the forefinger or middle finger of your other hand to lift the upper lid and then place the lens on the eye. It is not necessary to press the lens against the eye. Gently release the lids and blink. The lens will center automatically. Always verify its proper position by checking your vision immediately after insertion.  Use the same technique or reverse the hand when inserting the other lens.
If your vision is blurred (3-4 blinks) after insertion, it is possible that the lens is off-center.
The lens may be inserted in the wrong eye.
The lens surface may have particulate matter on it.

Remove the lens and condition it by placing several drops of conditioning solution on both surfaces and reinsert - OR - instill one to three drops of a conditioning solution into the eye while the lens is on the eye as recommended by your eye care practitioner. For in-eye rewetting use a rewetting solution as recommended by your eye care practitioner.
 

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Removing Your Lenses
Before removing your lenses it is recommended that you have the following items available:

1  The lens storage case.
Cleaner.
Conditioning Solution.
A clean towel.

There are two suggested methods of lens removal. Make sure that you are comfortable with one of these methods before you take your lenses home. Your eye care practitioner may also recommend alternative methods in certain situations.

Two Finger Method:
Place your hand or a towel under your eye to catch your lens.
2  Place the tip of the forefinger of one hand on the middle of the
    upper lid margin and the forefinger of the other hand on the
    middle of the lower lid margin.
Press the lid margin inward and then together. The lens should
    be wedged out of your eye onto your hand or towel.
The lens may come out but remain on your eyelid or hand, or
    decentered into the white part of your eye. If the latter occurs,
    recenter the lens onto your cornea before repeating the removal
    procedure.

Blink Method:
Seat yourself at a table covered with a clean towel and lean over until you are looking down at the surface.

1 Place your index finger at the outer junction of your upper and lower
   lids, stretch the skin outward and slightly upward. (Do not allow your
   lid to slide over the lens).
2 Blink briskly. The lens will be pinched by the pressure of your eyelids and the lens
   will pop out onto the clean surface of the towel or you may catch the lens in the
   palm of your hand. In rare instances, or due to improper performance of insertion
   or removal techniques, a lens may be displaced onto the white part of the eye
   during wear. Don't be alarmed.

  Follow one of these procedures:
  Close your eyelids and gently massage the lens into place through the closed lids -
  OR - Gently push the off-centered lens onto the cornea while the eye is opened
  using finger pressure on the upper or lower lid next to the edge of the lens.
 

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Cleaning and Conditioning Lenses
Your lenses must be cleaned after removal from the eye to remove any debris or eye secretions which have accumulated during wear. Mucus and oil or tear component build upon lenses can cause irritation and discomfort and reduce clarity. Cleaning is necessary for lens comfort and to prevent the growth of harmful germs. You must clean the lens(es) prior to storage and conditioning.

To Clean Lenses
Gently rub the lens carefully with 2 or 3 drops of cleaner in the palm of your hand for 15 to 20 seconds so that both surfaces are clean. Remove all traces of cleaner by thoroughly rinsing with conditioning solution. Place the lenses in your storage case and cover each lens with a fresh supply of conditioning solution and soak in the unopened case for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

Enzyme Cleaning - Once a week your lenses should be cleaned with an enzymatic cleaner. Your eye care practitioner will recommend the best enzymatic cleaner for your needs.

1 Wash hands with mild soap.

2 Clean the lenses, RINSE THOROUGHLY WITH CONDITIONING SOLUTION,
    place in the lens storage case and cover each lens with conditioning solution.
   The lens must be stored in the unopened case for at least 4 hours.

After removing the lens from soaking in the lens storage case, rinse briefly in a
    conditioning solution if desired and insert.

4 If a lens is removed from the eye temporarily and is to be immediately reinserted,
   rub several drops of conditioning solution on both surfaces of the lens prior to reinsertion.

5 If minor irritation, discomfort or blurring occur while wearing your lens(es), instill 1
   to 3 drops of a conditioning solution into each eye while the lenses are on the eye,
   as recommended by your eye care practitioner.

6 Always use fresh conditioning solution.
   Note:  The cleaner will irritate your eyes unless it is thoroughly rinsed from your lenses. Use the
   cleaner only before storage.

  NEVER USE IT JUST BEFORE YOU INSERT YOUR LENSES.

  IF THE CLEANER IS ACCIDENTALLY INSTILLED INTO THE EYE, REMOVE
  YOUR LENSES (if being worn) AND IMMEDIATELY RINSE YOUR EYES 
  WITH COOL FRESH TAP WATER UNTIL ALL THE CLEANER IS THOROUGHLY
  REMOVED FROM THE EYE.
 

1 Before handling the lenses, wash your hands with a mild soap, rinse thoroughly
   and dry hands with a lint-free towel. Avoid the use of hand creams, medicated or
   deodorant soaps prior to inserting or removing your lenses. Keep your finger 
   nails short.

2 Make up should be applied after the lenses are inserted. Do not apply cosmetics to the margin of 
  your lids. Hair spray is best used before the lenses are inserted.

3 ALWAYS HANDLE YOUR LENSES GENTLY AND AVOID DROPPING THEM
  ON HARD SURFACES. Work over a flat, towel-covered surface. 
  If it is necessary to retrieve your lens from a hard surface, moisten your finger with
  conditioning solution and then gently touch the lens. Do not slide the lens or attempt
  to pick it up with your finger nails or other sharp objects. Do not handle the lens by
  the edges. Excessive pressure may distort the lens.

4 To avoid mix-ups, never allow both compartments of your storage case to be
   open  at the same time. Be certain that each lens is fully covered by 
   conditioning solution.  Clean your storage case twice weekly with several drops of
   cleaner in hot  water followed by thoroughly rinsing.

5 Always check your vision immediately after each lens is inserted. If it remains
   blurred, inspect your fingers and lashes before searching for the lens on the 
   white part of your eye or in your working area.

6 Do not insert lenses if your eyes are red, watery, or uncomfortable.

7 If you experience sudden pain, burning or tearing that persists after 2 or 3 
   blinks,remove your lens(es) and do not reinsert until these symptoms 
   have disappeared. Call your eye care practitioner if the discomfort persists. 
   Before inserting your lens(es), condition the lens(es) by placing several drops of
   conditioning disinfecting  solution over both surfaces.

8 Use solutions for conditioning and cleaning as recommended by your eye care
   practitioner. Never use saliva, lighter fluid or detergent.

9 If the comfort and clarity of your lens(es) becomes noticeably reduced, 
   the lens(es) may require professional cleaning by your eye care practitioner. 
   Your eyes and lenses should be checked at least once a year or as recommended
   by your eye care practitioner.

Wearing Schedule
The wearing schedule should be determined by the eye care practitioner. Patients tend to over wear the lenses initially. It is important to adhere to the initial wearing schedule. Regular checkups, as determined by the eye care practitioner, are also extremely important.




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DO NOT SLEEP while wearing RGP lenses.

Studies have not been completed to show that RGP lenses are safe to wear during sleep.

NOTE: THE RGP LENS MATERIAL IS NOT INTENDED FOR EXTENDED WEAR.
 

Summary
In some instances your lenses may temporarily stick to your eye. If this happens, instill 2-3 drops of conditioning solution as recommended by your eye care practitioner, while the lenses are on the eye. If the lens(es) do not move freely, immediately contact your eye care practitioner.

If you follow these instructions, your lens(es) will provide good vision and wearing comfort.

It is recommended that you use the solutions provided by or recommended by your eye care practitioner for the care of your lens(es).

PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENSES AND LENS CARE PRODUCTS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE EYE. It is essential that you follow your eye care practitioner's directions and all labeling instructions for proper use of your lens(es) and lens care products.

EYE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING CORNEAL ULCERS, CAN DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND LEAD TO LOSS OF VISION. THEREFORE, IF YOU EXPERIENCE EYE DISCOMFORT, EXCESSIVE TEARING, VISION CHANGES OR REDNESS OF THE EYE, IMMEDIATELY REMOVE YOUR LENSES AND PROMPTLY CONTACT YOUR EYE CARE PRACTITIONER.
 

 Precautions
 Follow the instructions below to prevent damage to your eye(s) or lens(es):

The RGP lenses should not be worn while sleeping, swimming or in the presence of noxious and irritating vapors or fumes. Before you leave your eye care practitioner's office, be able to properly remove your lenses or have someone else be able to remove your lenses for you. Always follow the recommended lens care system for RGP lenses. Use only the recommended lens care solutions and carefully follow recommended directions. Always use FRESH storage solution. Do not use saliva or anything other than the recommended solution to wet your lenses. Always keep the lenses completely immersed in the recommended storage solution when the lenses are not being worn. If your lens sticks (stops moving) on the eye, follow the recommended directions for freeing the lens. The lens must move freely on the eye for the continued health of the eye. If non-movement of the lens continues, immediately consult your eye care practitioner.  Always wash and rinse your hands before you handle your lenses. Eye irritation may result if cosmetics, lotions, soaps, creams or deodorants come in contact with your lenses or if the lenses are contaminated by infectious or non-infectious dirt. Avoid using aerosol products such as hair spray while wearing  your lenses. If sprays are used, keep your eyes closed until the spray has settled. Never use tweezers or other pointed tools to remove your lenses from the lens container. Gently remove the lens from its case. Do not use your finger nails to remove or touch the lenses. Always inform your doctor (health care practitioner) that you wear contact lenses. Always consult your eye care practitioner before using any medicine in your eyes. Always inform your employer that you wear contact lenses. Some jobs may require the use of eye protection equipment or may require that you not wear contact lenses. As with any contact lens, follow-up visits are necessary to ensure ocular health. Check with your eye care practitioner.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONSULT YOUR PACKAGE INSERT WHICH WAS DISPENSED WITH YOUR LENSES FROM THE MANUFACTURING LABORATORY.

CAUTION: Federal law (U.S.A.) Prohibits dispensing without a prescription.
 

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