"Because lenses with Tangible® Hydra-PEG® are so effective in preventing deposits, patients have a much easier and less expensive care regimen."
– Dr. Thomas Arnold, Today’s Vision, Sugar Land, TX
Research shows that 40-90% of contact lens wearers do not properly follow care instructions. However, contact lenses coated in Tangible® Hydra-PEG® require special care to maintain their long-lasting benefit, so it is important to strictly follow the care instructions.
Full Care Tips
#1 Be careful they don’t slip off your fingers.
Lenses coated in Tangible® Hydra-PEG® will feel extra slippery, which helps the eyelids glide smoothly over the lenses. The slipperiness that feels great in your eye is not so great if you let the lenses slip off your fingers and down the drain, or onto the floor. Make sure to take care when removing your coated lenses from their packaging or their contact lens case, and block your drain so you don’t lose your lenses.
#2 Use the correct cleaner.
Tangible® Clean is the ideal cleaning, disinfecting and conditioning solution for Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses and will protect the coating from damage.
Other cleaning solutions compatible with coated lenses include:
- Boston Simplus (Bausch + Lomb)
- ClearCare (Alcon)
- ClearCare HydraGlyde (Alcon)
- Unique pH (Menicon)
Cleaning/conditioning solutions not mentioned above should be considered harmful to the coating and may prematurely wear away its benefits. Click here for a list of compatible solutions available internationally.
When using Tangible® Clean or other compatible solutions that recommend rubbing your lenses, please follow directions. Rubbing with compatible solutions will not damage the coating and will help ensure that the lenses are fully clean and disinfected. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor. If you need to use artificial tears or rewetting drops, only use those approved for use with contact lenses.
#3 Do not rinse lenses in tap water.
If you need to rinse your coated lenses, only use Tangible® Clean, a compatible solution, or sterile saline. Do not use tap water, as it may wear away the coating.
Tap water also allows bacteria and harmful pathogens to attach to your contacts, which can cause eye infections. These infections may cause eye pain and may feel like there is a foreign body in the eye, and can be difficult to treat. To protect against infection, you should also use sterile saline if you need to rinse your contact lens case; do not use tap water.
#4 Always store lenses in Tangible® Clean or other compatible solution. Never store them dry or you will damage the lenses.
Ensure your lenses are stored with plenty of solution. If you leave them in your case dry, this can dry out and damage the special coating. If you need to store your lenses longer than overnight, make sure to change your contact lens solution monthly.
#5 Last but not least, if you have any questions about caring for your lenses, talk to your doctor!
Your doctor knows your eye health history and is best equipped to recommend products, advise you about your contact lenses, and answer any questions.
Click here to watch a video on caring for your Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coated lenses.
ENJOY YOUR TANGIBLE® HYDRA-PEG® EXPERIENCE!