Important Information for Gas Permeable and Customized Soft Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. Consult your eye care professional to determine if contact lenses are right for you. Wearing and replacement schedules are determined by your eye care practitioner and it is important to follow the directions you are given regarding proper wear and care. These lenses are for daily wear and should not be worn while sleeping, with the exception of Orthokeratology lenses as noted below.
Although rare, serious eye problems resulting in loss of vision can develop while wearing contact lenses. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes or redness of the eye, immediately remove your lenses and contact your eye care professional. Smokers have a higher risk of adverse reactions to contact lenses than non-smokers.
CONTRAINDICATIONS (REASONS NOT TO USE):
There are certain instances when contact lenses should not be worn. Do not wear contact lenses if you have: Inflammation or active infection of the eye or eyelids; severe dry eyes; or if you have an allergy to any ingredient in a solution which is to be used to care for contact lenses.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
Contact lenses may cause itching, burning, tearing, redness or other eye discomfort or pain. If symptoms occur, you should remove the contact lens, check it for dirt or other foreign objects, clean the lens and reinsert it. If symptoms continue, remove the lens and contact your eye care professional immediately.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ORTHOKERATOLOGY LENSES:
These lenses are meant to be worn overnight and must continue to be worn on a prescribed schedule. Failure to follow the prescribed schedule can affect daily activities (e.g., night driving), visual fluctuation and changes in intended correction.
Patients should be advised of the following warnings pertaining to contact lens wear:
Do not use when any of the following conditions exist:
The following problems may occur with the use of contact lenses:
The risk of ulcerative keratitis has been shown to be greater among wearers of extended wear lenses than among wearers of daily wear lenses. This risk can be reduced by carefully following directions for routine lens care, including cleaning the storage case.
Orthokeratology lenses are to be worn overnight with removal during all or part of each following day. Wearing the lenses continuously (extended wear) presents increased risk, which increases with the number of consecutive days the lenses are worn between removals. Although the safety risks of overnight wear with removal upon wakening may not be as great as with extended wear, there is still increased risk beginning with the first overnight period.