For the best results and health of your eyes Unique PH and PROGENT is our recommended brand of choice for soaking and disinfecting CRT lenses.
Menicon Unique pH® is a highly effective and well respected multipurpose solution for gas permeable contact lenses. This solution conditions lenses by adjusting to the eye’s natural tear pH to enhance the wettability and comfort of gas permeable contact lenses on insertion. This formula is designed to provide a soothing effect during lens wear. The solution disinfects lenses using antimicrobial agents, which destroy harmful microorganisms (germs), commonly found on the surfaces of lenses. Simply by soaking it removes dirt, protein deposits and debris from your contact lenses. N
For the best results and health of your child’s eyes our office recommends PROGENT BIWEEKLY DESINFECTANT since it is the most effective solution available on the market that cleans lenses and removes surface protein deposits after a short soak without manual rubbing.
Menicon PROGENT is a highly effective deposit and protein remover, a cleaner compatible with all CRT contact lenses. In fact, it is ideal for the growing number of gas permeable lenses that have surface plasma coatings for comfort that should not be mechanically cleaned or rubbed. Simply soaking the lenses for 30 minutes will ensure the removal of deposits as well as the organisms most likely to contaminate lenses, including bacteria, fungus, molds and yeasts. It is recommended that patients remove proteins with Menicon PROGENT bi-weekly.
TO ORDER SOLUTIONS SIMPLY GO TO http://store.meniconamerica.com/patient and under first time patient registration enter your e-mail address as well as your eye care professional’s starter code: Ideal Family Eye Care 011-395-K
Once you have registered, you will have access to Menicon’s line of lens care solutions.
Always contact your practitioner if you are planning to change recommended solutions!!!
There are other, however less favorable solutions that are available in TRAGET, WALGREENS ANS CVS BOSTON SIMPLUS , CLEAR CARE or PEROXY CLEAR might be alternatively used, however they are less likely recommended by Ortho K specialists around the world.
Alternative Cleaning Systems
Alternative Multipurpose solutions are used to clean lenses. One solution is used for everything. **** Avoid rinsing with Peroxy Clear and Clear Care since it will burn !!!!! It must soak for at least 8 hours before those solutions will turn into neutral water. **** Always use designated containers for Peroxi Clear and Clear Care
How to Disinfect Your Lenses in solutions
Clear Care and PeroxiClear are similar systems, they are interchangeable products. Both systems actively clean and remove protein from the lenses, while killing germs and bacteria which can cause eye infections. This system is reserved for patients that require a system without preservatives. Follow the instruction directions while using those two products
Clear Care Basics:
Lubrication Drops: are used before retainer lenses are placed in the eyes at night and before they are removed in the morning. All those drops are available in CVS, TARGET, WALGREENS.
RECOMMENDED!!!! Refresh Optive Preservative Free is a lubrication drop made by a company called Allergan that is Preservative free and it comes in vials. It’s placed in the eyes before retainer lenses are put in at night and before they are removed in the morning.
Refresh Liquigel is a lubrication drop made by a company called Allergan . It’s placed in the eyes before retainer lenses are put in at night and before they are removed in the morning. It is not preservative free. It is a thicker drop that makes your lenses more comfortable when you put them in at night. It is not preservative free so might in some cases crate residue on lenses.
Systane Ultra, made by Alcon, is another popular and easily obtained lubricating drop. It is available at most Target, Wal-Mart, drug stores and supermarkets.
Refresh Optive, also made by Allergan, is a thicker drop that makes your lenses more comfortable when you put them in at night.
INSERTING YOUR LENSES http://www.crtvision.com/crt-lens-care/
If your lens lands on the white part of the eye:
Removing Your Lenses without a Plunger
Method 1: Use of plunger as instructed by your doctor
Method 3: Two-Finger