RGP and Scleral Contact lens care and handling tips

Tangible Hydra-PEG Contact Lens Care Tips

You have just received your Tangible Hydra-PEG coated scleral, or rgp contact lenses and have started your journey to having a more comfortable wearing experience. Now what? Let’s review care tips that will help you protect your Tangible Hydra-PEG coated contact lenses.

Are you wearing Tangible Hydra-PEG coated hybrid lenses? Check out our article specific to caring for your lenses: https://tangiblescience.com/blogs/care-tips/caring-for-hybrid-contact-lenses-coated-with-tangible-hydra-peg


Wash your hands before handling your lenses

First and foremost, always wash your hands before handling your lenses. Remember, they are slippery! That’s what makes them so comfortable and what allows your lids to glide over your contact lens so smoothly. Because of this, you must be very careful when handling the lenses that they don’t fall off your finger. Also, take extra precautions when removing lenses from your eyes or from your case.

Pro-Tip: Place a towel or bowl underneath your work- space or cover your drain if working over a sink.


Use Compatible Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions

Compatible contact lens solution for scleral and rgp contact lenses

Using solutions that are not listed here could cause serious damage to the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating that could impact its performance.

    Please follow the instructions for the cleaning solution you are using,  and contact your Eye Care Provider if you have any questions. If you need to use an artificial tear or rewetting drop in addition to the above solutions, ask your Eye Care Provider for their recommendation for a contact lens approved drop.


    Solutions that are approved and compatible with Tangible Hydra-PEG are: 

    Any artificial tear or rewetting drop that is compatible for use with contact lenses, is compatible for use with Tangible Hydra-PEG, however, contact your Eye Care Provider for their recommendation if you feel you need them.

    Pro-Tip: Tangible Clean is the ideal contact lens cleaning solution for coated lenses. It is thinner and provides a refreshing, clean feeling for a more enjoyable wearing experience.


    Don't Use Tap Water With Tangible Hydra-PEG Coated Lenses

    Do not rinse your Tangible Hydra-PEG coated lenses in tap water. Only rinse your coated lenses with approved solutions or sterile saline. Since tap water is abrasive, it can wear away, or severely damage the coating over time. Using tap water also promotes the growth of bacteria and harmful pathogens on your contact lenses, which can cause eye infections (CDC Information on tap water).

    Pro-Tip: Case health is important too! Always rinse your contact lens case in an approved contact lens cleaning solution, not tap water. Allow it to air dry between uses.


    Never Store Your Tangible Hydra-PEG Coated Lenses Dry

    Always store lenses in contact lens solution; never store them dry!  Ensure that there is plenty of solution in the case, COVERING the lenses completely. Leaving lenses in a dry case can dry out and permanently damage the coating.

    Pro-Tip: If you need to store your lenses longer than overnight, make sure to change your contact lens solution monthly.


    Last, but not least, if you have any questions about caring for your lenses, talk to your doctor. Your doctor knows your eye health and history and is best equipped to recommend products, advise you about your contact lenses, and answer any questions.

    To avoid unnecessary damage or premature thinning of your Tangible Hydra-PEG coating, here are a few Do’s and Don’t’s.

    • Wash your hands before handling lenses with a non-lanolin soap and dry with a lint free towel.
    • Follow our 12 tips to avoid scleral lens discomfort if you're wearing scleral contact lenses
    • Review the compatible solutions list to ensure you’re using the right one from day one!
    • Each time you purchase contact lens cleaning solution, discard your case and use a new one, even if you have been cleaning it daily.
    • Talk to your Eye Care Provider about Tangible Boost, a monthly conditioning solution to prolong the peak performance of the coating.
    • Call your Eye Care Provider any time you think something isn’t right or need recommendations for solutions or eye drops.
    • Contact us at info@tangiblescience.com if you have other questions or visit our FAQ page for more information.
    • Check out our 8 more common questions for Tangible Hydra-PEG coated scleral and rgp contact lenses


    • Scrape your lenses across the bottom of your case to remove them. Try dumping them into your hand instead, one lens at a time.
    • Use alcohol based or abrasive products.
    • Use tap water on your lenses or in your eye.
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