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Instructions on how to use Queen's contact lenses.

Queen’s contact lenses are disposable contact lenses. Queen’s contact lenses, like any other contact lens, are medical products.

The information provided below is essential for their safe, effective use; read it carefully and use it as a guide together with the instructions provided by your specialist optician.

General instructions

The following indications are general; it is essential in any case to refer to the instructions given in the individual packages.

Queen’s lenses are for personal use only and only during the day; they should, in fact, be removed before going to bed. Use sterile contact lenses and never beyond the recommended period. When the period on the package expires (daily, monthly, three-monthly) the lenses must be replaced with a new pair. In order to use contact lenses safely, it is essential to follow the instructions carefully for a correct application, removal, cleaning and maintenance. The unopened package of lenses guarantees a sterile product; if the seal is broken, DO NOT USE the lenses and return the package as soon as possible to the optician who sold them to you.

The container label shows the following information:

BC/Rb = back surface curving
DIA = lens diameter
PWR/D = corrective power in diopters

For toric lenses:
AX
= cylinder axis
CYL
= cylinder

For multi-focal lenses:
ADD
= addition

 = expiry date, month and year
 = production batch for traceability
 = single use lenses, do not re-use them
 = autoclave sterilisation
 = WARNING, see the instructions

EC= the brand and EC number show that the product complies to Medical Devices Directive standards.


Application

Before applying the contact lenses, wash and dry your hands thoroughly.

Remove the lens from the blister, ensuring it is not upturned and place it on the end of your index finger. Before you apply the lens, we recommend you rinse the lenses with a saline solution or multi purpose solution.

In front of the mirror with your middle finger of the same hand, lower your bottom eyelid

Use the middle finger on your free hand to lift the upper eyelid and gently place the lens on the iris.

Gently release your eyelid. Repeat the operation with the other eye.


Vision

Your vision should be good as soon as you put the lens in; if this is not the case, check that the lens is not inside out and check that you have not switched the lenses round.


Comfort

If they feel uncomfortable, remove the lens, rinse it and put it back in again. If the lens has been put in upside down, remove it, turn it in the right way and clean it before re-applying it. If the disturbance continues, remove the lens and do not put it back in until you have spoken to your optician.


Removal

Lower your bottom eyelid, look upwards and use the tip of your finger to slide the lens towards the “lower” part of your eye. At this stage, you can remove the lens by gripping it between your thumb and index finger. Take care not to damage the surface of the lenses with your nails.


Storage

Clean and store your lenses by following the product instructions and/or recommended by your optician. Remember to clean and replace the container regularly (every 30 days) to prevent contamination.


SIDE EFFECTS

The application and use of contact lenses can only be done when the conditions of the eye permit it. There are, in fact, risk factors that can be spotted by a specialist that can prove to be the cause of complications and lead to the insurgence of intolerance phenomena. The specialist doctor and optician who applies the lens are aware of these problems and, only after careful examination of the person, can they recommend or advise against the use of contact lenses. In order to avoid damage to the eyes, it is important to check for the absence of side effects at the optician's and have regular check-ups.


IMPORTANT NOTES

It is essential to remove the lenses and consult a doctor in the event of redness or burning sensation, the feeling of having something strange in your eye or excessive tear production, foggy vision or other visual disturbances.

Diuretics, antihistamines, decongestants, tranquillisers, anti-depressants and anti-conceptional pills can cause dryness of the eyes; in this case it is essential to consult an optician.

If a chemical, harmful or irritating substance comes into contact with the eyes, rinse them immediately and contact a doctor immediately. Always use solutions for contact lenses that are not out of date each time you place your lenses in the case and never use running water to rinse them.

Never place the lenses in your mouth to moisten them.

Consult a doctor on how to use them when playing sports.

Avoid the use of lenses when swimming in the sea or swimming pool, or when taking a shower.

Avoid the use of soaps that contain cosmetic creams, lotions, or oils before using the lenses.

Failure to comply with the correct usage of the lenses could lead to serious damage to the eyes.

On rare occasions, ulcers of the cornea may occur that cause visual impairments The risk of contracting an ulcer keratitis increases in the event of failure to observe hygiene and usage standards and in the case of use of lenses for a prolonged period of time compared to the recommended time.

The risk of ulcer keratitis increases considerably in smokers.


DAILIES

SOLEKO QUEEN'S ONE DAY are daily lenses that are changed on a daily basis and thrown away. They were not designed for use with cleaning solutions, storage solutions or for disinfecting systems. The lenses must be thrown away after use. Your optician will tell you how long you can wear your lenses for.