Treat Your Coated Lenses Kindly

"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.

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#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.

Only use compatible solutions from the list below. Cleaning/conditioning solutions not on this list should be considered harmful to the coating and may prematurely wear away its benefits.

  • Tangible Clean, a solution designed for use with Tangible Hydra-PEG coated lenses is expected to be available in early 2019.
  • Other cleaning solutions compatible with coated lenses include:
    • Boston Simplus (Bausch + Lomb)
    • ClearCare (Alcon)
    • ClearCare HydraGlyde (Alcon)
    • Unique pH (Menicon)

Always follow the cleaning solution’s instructions for use closely. 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 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 contact lens 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.


We have developed a family of care products designed to maximize the benefits from Tangible Hydra-PEG over the life of your custom lenses.

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