How to Care for Hybrid Contact Lenses Coated with Tangible Hydra-PEG

As more and more patients choose to wear hybrid contact lenses coated with Tangible Hydra-PEG, it’s important to outline the slightly different set of instructions for the best care and wearing experience. 

Which Solutions to use with Hybrid Contact Lenses

To best care for your lenses, DAILY cleaning and disinfection is necessary. Solutions approved for use with coated Hybrid lenses are:

 

If using Tangible Clean Multi Purpose Solution, it is recommended to place a few drops of solution onto the lens in the palm of your hand and rub gently for 5-10 seconds. Place the lens in the case and cover with Tangible Clean. Repeat with the other lens. If using Clear Care, follow the instructions for use on the Clear Care box or insert. Your Eye Care Provider can recommend a rewetting drop for use with your coated Hybrid Lenses. 

Other Care Tips for Coated Hybrid Lenses:

  • Always start by washing your hands and drying with a lint free towel. 
  • Always perform cleaning and rinsing steps completely on one side before moving to the other side. This will help to avoid lenses being switched. 
  • Always close the top of any care solution when not in use. 
  • Always discard used solutions and rinse your case with hot water. Allow it to air dry.
  • NEVER use products that are alcohol based or abrasive.
  • NEVER use tap water on your lenses.
  • Tangible Boost is NOT approved for use with Hybrid Contact Lenses

When Inserting your Hybrid Contact Lenses

Lenses coated with Tangible Hydra-PEG are slippery! Take care to not drop your lens by using an insertion tool or using a two or three finger method to insert. Place a towel on the counter beneath you to catch your lens should it fall. Be patient, you’ll get the hang of it!

When Removing your Hybrid Contact Lenses

Did we mention the lens will be slippery? The key to removal is using very dry fingers. Rub your index finger and thumb together to make sure they are very dry before attempting to remove your lens. Remember to pinch the lens on the soft skirt area.

The “tissue trainer” method is a great way to ease into the removal process. For more information on the “tissue trainer” and other insertion and removal techniques visit: https://synergeyes.com/new-wearer-guide/

BY: Kemberly Grizzaffi, NCLEA