Orthokeratology, or Ortho K, is a contact lens procedure that allows the wearer to change their refractive error, typically from -3.00 diopters to +1.00 diopters, by applying specially designed contact lenses to the eye that reshape the cornea during sleep and cause it to gradually return to its original shape upon removal of the lenses in the morning. Learn cleaning how to clean ortho k contact lenses properly after every use ensures that you get maximum benefit from this non-surgical alternative to laser vision correction.
Soak The Lenses In A Prescribed Solution
Start by soaking the lenses in a prescribed solution for at least four hours, or overnight if possible. This will help loosen any build-up on the lenses and make them easier to clean.
Next, use a lens cleaning cloth to gently rub the lenses in a circular motion. Be sure to clean both sides of the lens.Rinse The Lenses With saline Solution (three sentences): Rinse the lenses with saline solution to remove any residue from the cleaning cloth.
Finally, soak the lenses in fresh solution for at least 15 minutes before wearing them again.
Rinse and Air Dry Your Eyes
Rinse your eyes with cool water for a few minutes. Doing this will help remove any irritants that may be on your lenses. Next, use a clean towel to dry your eyes. Be sure not to rub your eyes, as this can damage the lenses. After your eyes are dry, hold the lens over the palm of your hand and allow it to air dry for a few minutes. This will help remove any remaining moisture from the lens. The last step is to place the lens back into its container or storage case.
Store your lenses properly
To keep your lenses clean and clear, it’s important to store them properly. Always start by washing your hands with soap and water. Then, remove the lenses from your eyes and place them in the palm of your hand. Next, add enough lens solution to cover the lenses. Gently rub the lenses with your fingers for about 20 seconds. Finally, rinse the lenses with lens solution and place them back in their case. When using a multi-lens container, be sure to always use new contact lens storage containers for each day. If you wear contact lenses every day, change your contact lens storage container at least once a week.