Colored Contact Lens General Information
Orchid Lens is a wonderful tool for enhancing your appearance. Understanding how Orchid Lens works can help you build a lens routine that works for you and your lifestyle. Please read our FAQ and the Care Guide below to have a rewarding experience with Orchid Lens.
Wear Experience and Comfort
1. We recommend wearing your Orchid Lens for a maximum of 8 hours per day.
2. Apply a suitable eye drop or in-eye lubricant 10 minutes before putting on your lenses to improve wear comfort or combat dryness. We recommend the following eye drops and eye lubricants:
- Allergan Refresh Liquigel
- Refresh Celluvisc Lubricant Eye Gel
- TheraTears Eye Drops for Dry Eyes
- TheraTears Eye Drops Therapy Preservative Free
3. Only use multipurpose solutions designed for soft contact lenses. Do not use tap water, filtered water, or saline solution. Not using a suitable solution will cause discomfort and may damage your lenses.
4. Use a multipurpose solution to thoroughly clean your lenses before and after each wear. This will remove dust, debris, and prevent protein buildup, all of which can cause discomfort.
5. Replace your lenses on a regular basis, as per the manufacturer or your doctor’s advice.
6. Do not wear your lenses when showering, working out, or swimming.
7. For health and safety reasons, please do not share your lenses with others.
8. Do not wear your lenses if your eyes are dry, red, or sensitive. Switch to wearing glasses and consult with an eye doctor immediately or until your symptoms improve.
How to Wear Your Orchid Lens
When handling your contact lenses, please be gentle and extra cautious. Please follow our care instructions below because improper handling can cause contact lens damage such as scratching, tearing, or ripping.
- Soak your Orchid Lens for at least six (6) hours or overnight in a multipurpose soft contact lens solution.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before touching the lenses.
- Slide the lens out of its case and place them in the palm of your hands. Alternatively, take out your lenses using a soft-tip lens tweezer. Rinse your lenses thoroughly with a generous amount of multipurpose soft contact lens solution.
- Place the contact lenses on the tip of your index finger or middle finger, which should be dry or almost dry. Alternatively, it can be placed on the tip of a lens suction applicator.
- Make sure the lenses are properly flipped and should have a 'bowl' shape. When the lens is turned inside out, the shape resembles a 'plate' and has a flatter edge. When a lens is worn inside out, it causes discomfort and irritation.
6. Using your fingers and thumb of your other hand, simultaneously pull up on your upper eyelid and down on your lower eyelid.
7. Position the lens on your eye while looking upward or forward, whichever is more comfortable for you.
8. Once the lens is securely in place, gently close your eyes and blink.
9. Examine yourself in the mirror to ensure that the lens is centered on your eye. If it is, the lens should be comfortable and your vision should be clear.
10. If you use an eye drop, apply it 15 minutes before putting on your contact lenses.
11. If the lens irritates your eye, please remove it and inspect the lens for any signs of tear and scratch. If you find a tear or a scratch on the lens, throw it right away. If your lens appears to be complete, clean it and try it again. Check How to Clean Your Orchid Lens section for more information.
How to Remove Contact Lenses
- Before removing your contact lenses, wash your hands. If you're removing the lens with a soft lens tweezer, make sure to clean it as well.
- Look up or sideways while pulling down on your lower eyelid. Gently move the lens on the white of your eye with your finger.
- Lift the lens away from the eye by gently pinching it with your index and thumb.
Tip 1: To avoid accidentally scratching and damaging your eyes and lenses, keep your fingernails short until you get the hang of removing your contact lens.
Tip 2: If you're standing near a sink, cover the drain with a clean paper towel to prevent the contact lens from falling in.
How to Clean Your Orchid Lens
Caution: Please be gentle and cautious when handling and cleaning your lenses. Keep your nails short and avoid touching the lens with your fingernails. If you have long nails or nails with sharp edges, use tools such as soft-tipped tweezers, a lens applicator, or an ultrasonic contact lens cleaner.
- Wash your hands with mild soap and pat them dry with a lint-free towel.
- Gently place one lens on the palm of your hand. The part of the lens that touches your eye should be facing up.
- Soak the lens in a multipurpose soft lens solution. You should never clean your lenses with water, saliva, saline, or any other liquid.
- Rub your contact lens in the palm using the fingers of your other hand, then rinse with a solution before soaking it again. The FDA recommends this 'rub and rinse' method as a superior method of cleaning, even if you are using the 'no-rub' variant. If there is still visible dirt on the lens, repeat this step to try to clean it.
- Place the lens in your clean lens case or lens holder and fill it with a fresh solution. Do not use cracked or damaged lens cases. Check the How to Store Your Lens section for more information.
- Repeat these steps for your other lens.
How to Store Your Lens
- Once opened, discard the solution in your blister and replace it with a suitable contact lens solution.
- Store your lens in the provided contact lens container case, or the lens container case that comes with your solution purchase.
- Please fill your lens container with solution and ensure the lens is fully submerged in the solution. Ensure this is done regularly to avoid the lens from drying out.
- Ensure your lens is positioned in the center of the container before screwing on the cap. If the lens is caught between the lens container and its cap, the lens may be damaged.
Please use a solution intended for soft contact lens only. For more information on the solution, please see section Contact Lens Solution.
Contact Lens Solution
- You can purchase a contact lens solution or multipurpose solution from your local pharmacy or optical shop.
- Please purchase a solution intended for soft contact lens only.
- Please do not use tap water, filtered water, saline solution, or any solution that is not intended for soft contact lens use.
- When in doubt about what solution to use, always check with your eye care professional, such as an eye doctor or optometrist.