Lens Care Directions
Your eye care practitioners should review the lens care directions, including both basic lens care information and specific instructions on the lens care regimen recommended for the patient.
Always wash, rinse, and dry hands before handling contact lenses.
Do not use saliva or anything other than the recommended solutions for lubricating or rewetting. Do not put lenses in the mouth.
You should should always have a spare pair of lenses at all times.
General Lens Care: (For Frequent Replacement)
Always use fresh, unexpired lens care solutions.
Use the recommended chemical (not heat) system of lens care and carefully follow instructions on solution labeling. Different solutions cannot always be used together, and not all solutions are safe to use with all lenses. Do not alternate or mix lens care systems unless indicated on solution labeling.
Your Avaira contact lenses should be cleaned, rinsed, and disinfected each time they are removed. Cleaning and rinsing are necessary to remove mucus and film from the lens surface. Disinfecting is necessary to destroy harmful germs.
Always remove, clean, rinse, (as recommended by the eye care practitioner) and disinfect lenses according to the schedule prescribed by the eye care practitioner. The use of an enzyme cleaner is not recommended.
Your eye care practitioner should recommend a care system that is appropriate for Avaira contact lenses. Each lens care product contains specific directions for use and important safety information, which should be read and carefully followed.
Some solutions may have more than one function, which will be indicated on the label. Read the label on the solution bottle, and follow directions.
Clean one Avaira lens first (always the same lens first to avoid mix-ups), rinse the lens thoroughly with recommended saline or disinfection solution to remove cleaning solution, mucus, and film from the lens surface, and put that lens into the correct chamber of the lens storage case. Then repeat the procedure for the second lens.
After cleaning, and rinsing, disinfect lenses using the system recommended by the manufacturer and/or eye care practitioner.
To store lenses, disinfect and leave them in the closed/unopened case until ready to wear. If lenses are not to be used immediately following disinfection, the patient should be instructed to consult the package insert or the eye care practitioner for information on the storage of lenses.
After removing the lenses from the lens case, empty, and rinse the lens storage case with solution as recommended by the lens case manufacturer; then allow the lens case to air dry. When the lens case is used again, refill it with storage solution. Replace the lens case at regular intervals as recommended by the lens case manufacturer or your eye care practitioner.
Your eye care practitioner may recommend a lubrication/rewetting solution, which can be used to wet (lubricate) the lenses while they are being worn to make them more comfortable.
Chemical Lens Disinfection (Including Hydrogen Peroxide):
Clean your Avaira contact lenses with a recommended cleaning solution and thoroughly rinse them with a recommended rinsing solution.
After cleaning and rinsing, to disinfect, carefully follow the instructions accompanying the disinfecting solution in the eye care regimen recommended by the lens manufacturer or the eye care practitioner.
When using hydrogen peroxide lens care systems, lenses must be neutralized before wearing. Follow the recommendations on the hydrogen peroxide system labeling.
Thoroughly rinse lenses with a fresh solution recommended for rinsing before inserting and wearing, or follow the instructions on the disinfection solution labeling.
Do not heat the disinfection solution and lenses.
Leave the lenses in the unopened storage case until ready to put on the eyes.
Lenses that are chemically disinfected may absorb ingredients from the disinfecting solution which may be irritating to the eyes. A thorough rinse in fresh sterile saline solution prior to placement in the eye should reduce the potential for irritation.
Lens Case Cleaning and Maintenance
Contact lens cases can be a source of bacteria growth. Lens cases should be emptied, cleaned, and rinsed with solution recommended by the lens case manufacturer, and allowed to air dry. Lens cases should be replaced at regular intervals as recommended by the lens case manufacturer or the eye care practitioner.
Care for a dried out (dehydrated) Lens
If any Avaira lens is exposed to air while off the eye, it may become dry and brittle. In this event, simply dispose of the lens and replace with a fresh one.
Care for a sticking (nonmoving) Lens
If the lens sticks (stops moving or cannot be removed), apply 2 to 3 drops of the recommended lubricating or rewetting solution directly to the eye and wait until the lens begins to move freely on the eye before removing it. If non-movement of the lens continues more than 5 minutes, immediately consult your eye care practitioner.
If chemicals of any kind (household products, gardening solutions, laboratory chemicals, etc.) are splashed into the eyes, you should: FLUSH THE EYES IMMEDIATELY WITH TAP WATER AND IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE EYE CARE PRACTITIONER OR VISIT A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM WITHOUT DELAY.
Reporting of Adverse Reaction
All serious adverse experiences and adverse reactions observed in patients wearing any AVAIRA contact lens or experienced with the lenses should be reported to:
Attn: Product Services
711 North Road
Scottsville, New York 14546