Welcome to UltraHealth® Hybrid Contact Lenses! Soon you'll be able to experience the great vision of these unique lenses.
Take your life back and see in a new way filled with clarity and comfort with your UltraHealth contact lenses. Let's get started!
Set yourself up for success by utilizing these tips to help you become an expert in the process of applying and removing your lenses, prior to receiving your lenses from your eye care practitioner. Then you'll be ready to enjoy the vision and comfort of your
new lenses right away.
There is more than one way to insert your lenses. We recommend you pick the method that works best for you.
Place the lens on the Inserter OR stabilize the lens on three fingers by pinching together your thumb, index and middle fingers to support the lens.
Fill the bowl of the lens with preservative-free saline.
SynergEyes recommends using preservative-free solutions with your UltraHealth lenses.
Lean forward and look down at the floor. Face should be parallel to the floor. Sometimes it's helpful to place a mirror flat on the counter to look into as you insert the lens.
Pull up on your upper lid by placing one finger on the base of the lashes and pin the lind to the brow bone.
Using the opposite hand, with palm facing up, pull the lower lid down with free finger, holding the eye wide open.
Gently place lens on eye by sliding lens inside lower lid and applying directly to eye. If using inserter, remove inserter from lens by squeezing it.
Tip 1: To avoid bubbles, fill the lens bowl up completely with saline. Bubbles may make your lenses uncomfortable and produce irregular vision.
Tip 2: Gently place the lens on your eye. As you insert the lens, the cornea will displace the saline and the lens will gently settle on the surface of the eye. If the lens is pushed too hard onto the eye, you may experience discomfort and lens fogging.
First, practice removing your lenses with a tissue. The tissue should make removing these moist lenses easy, and can always be used as a "back-up" removal method if needed.
Once you are comfortable and confident using a tissue to remove your lenses, you can practice removing the lenses without the tissue, using a strong narrow pinch with very dry fingers (in the place of the dry tissue). Using one hand, pull your upper lid back.
Using your finger on the opposite hand, pull down your lower lid gently.
Place very dry fingertips at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions on the lens and apply slight pressure.
Wait for a "1, 2" count and then roll fingertips together and back toward the palm of the hand.
Fingers need to be dried with a towel between each removal attempt. Rubbing fingers together until heat is felt from the friction will also ensure your fingers are completely dry.
As a general rule, contact lenses are the wettest when they are first inserted in the eye; therefore, this is when they may be the most challenging to remove. Lenses that have been "on eye" for five minutes or more generally have fewer tears covering the lens surface and are easier to remove.
Some lenses have Tangible® Hydra-PEG coating. This coating is designed to create a more lubricious and wettable lens surface to contribute to increased comfort. The more "slippery" lens surface may also initially make Tangible Hydra-PEG-coated lenses more challenging to remove but with a little practice, you should quickly adjust to your new lenses.
Once you receive your lenses in your eye care professional's office, you may want to practice the "removal technique" with the lens on your knuckle, to get familiar with the lens, and where to "pinch" for simple removal. With a little practice, you'll quickly get the hang of the lens removal, and be on your way to experiencing the clarity and comfort of Duette hybrid lenses!
Learn top insertion and removal tips and how to clean your UltraHealth lenses by watching the videos below.
Be Sure to Clean Your SynergEyes Lenses Daily. Cleaning and rinsing lenses is necessary to remove mucus and film from the lens surface. Disinfection is necessary to destroy harmful germs and bacteria.
Avoid using oil-based cosmetics as they will permanently damage the surface of your SynergEyes lenses.
1. Place the lens bowl-side up in the palm of your hand. Rinse your lenses with a daily cleaner approved for soft contact lenses.
Never use tap water to rinse or store your lenses.
3. Store your lenses in either a hydrogen peroxide system OR multi-purpose disinfecting solution, as recommended by your eye care professional.
Disinfection Systems: Use chemical (not heat) disinfection systems (Multi-Purpose or Hydrogen Peroxide* solutions) approved for soft contact lenses, as recommended by your eye care professional.
Daily Cleaner: The standard of care for contact lenses recommends using a daily cleaner approved for soft contact lenses.
Rewetting Drops: If needed, use rewetting drops approved for soft contact lenses, as directed by your eye care practitioner.
If lenses have Tangible® Hydra-PEG coating, alcohol-based or abrasive solutions should be avoided.
The recommended replacement schedule for SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses is every six months.
It is important that you always follow your eye care professional’s instructions. Based on your individual needs, your eye care professional may recommend a different replacement schedule.
*In some patients the tear chemistry may react with the hydrogen peroxide to cause a permanent white ring at the junction of the rigid center and soft skirt. This ring does not affect vision or comfort.