GP Lens Handling & Care
Lens Care Tips
- Insert your lenses before applying make-up, remove them before removing make-up. Avoid using greasy products.
- Always remember to properly clean your hands (with soap and water), then rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel.
- Plug the sink to avoid any accidental loss.
- Prepare your lens case and the solutions and place yourself in front of a mirror.
- Always handle your lenses with care and avoid any contact with your nails (which should be filed regularly).
- Always start with the same eye, with the right lens for example -this will help you to avoid putting them in the wrong eye.
- If you are bothered by a lens, it may be due to the presence of dust: remove the lens and rinse it again. If the difficulty persists, remove your lenses and consult your eye specialist.
- Immediately remove your lenses if your eyes are red or irritated and contact your eye care professional.
- Remember to take a lens case and a travelling bottle with you, as well as your glasses.
How to insert your GP lenses
- Unscrew the right cap of the case and thoroughly rinse the lens on the lens holder with Menicon Unique pH solution.
- Place the right lens on your right index finger, using your thumb to help support it.
- Lower the lower eyelid with your right middle finger and raise the upper eyelid with your left index finger. Place the lens on your cornea.
- Gently release the lower eyelid then the upper eyelid.
- Raise your head and check your vision by covering your other eye. Repeat the same steps to insert your left lens.
- Empty the case and leave it open to dry.
- If your lenses are not properly centered, look to the side where the lens is decentered and replace it gently by lightly pressing on the eyelids.
- If your vision seems blurred, check that you have not swapped your right and left lenses.
How to remove your GP lenses
- Remember to wash, rinse and dry your hands before removing your lenses.
- Fill your case with Menicon Unique pH solution.
- Always begin by removing the same lens, choosing one of the following methods:
With your head tilted forward, open your eyes wide while looking straight ahead and quickly stretch the outer edge of the eyelids, catching the lens in the palm of the other hand.
2nd Method:3rd Method with a suction extractor (DMV):
With your head tilted forward, place your right index finger on the lower eyelid, level with the eyelashes, and your left index finger on the upper eyelid, also level with the eyelashes. Open your eyes wide and bring your fingers together while applying slight pressure, which frees the lens from the eye.
First check that your lens is properly centered. Place your right middle finger on the lower eyelid, level with the eyelashes, and your left index finger on the upper eyelid. Open your eyes wide and with the aid of the suction extractor, held between your thumb and index finger, create a slight pressure on the lens (not on your eye!).
- Then place the lens in the palm of your hand and clean it, following the instructions provided with your Menicon Unique pH solution.
Repeat the same steps to remove your left lens.
Safety DO's & DON'Ts
- Change the solution in your case every day.
- If you do not wear your lenses for several days, store them in their properly sealed case filled with Menicon Unique pH solution, which should be renewed at least once a month.
- Always keep your lens case very clean. Empty, clean and rinse it with Unique pH solution before leaving it to dry in the open air.
- Replace your case at least every three months (a new case is supplied with each box of Unique pH).
- Close the bottle after use and store it at room temperature in a dark place.
- Comply with the expiration dates of all solutions and discard three months after opening.
- Consult your eye care professional before using any ocular treatment at the same time as wearing your lenses.
- Never use tap water to rinse or store your lenses!
- Avoid any contact with water.
- Do not wear your lenses when playing rough sports.
Wearing your lenses in aquatic environments (swimming pools, rivers, etc.) is not recommended because there is an increased risk of infection.
Do not change the replenishing solution or brand of lenses without discussing it beforehand with your prescribing eye care professional.
Failure to follow advice and hygiene rules can lead to intolerance and a serious risk of ocular infection.