EYE HEALTH EDUCATION
for Young Adults
No matter what your parents say, you know that being young today is different from how it used to be. You and your friends have more choices than your parents did on almost everything—how to dress, what to eat, what to do with your free time and even how you stay in touch with each other. Those choices include how you care for your eyes and contact lenses.
Having dry, uncomfortable contact lenses really is a drag. ACUVUE™ RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS), formerly Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS), can help keep your eyes comfortable, no matter what you like to do or how late you finish that term paper. Its advanced technology formula delivers brilliantly clean and clear contact lenses, conditions your lenses to maintain surface moisture, provides clearer vision and provides 16+ hours of end-of-day comfort. ACUVUE™ RevitaLens, formerly Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS), delivers effective cleaning and robust disinfection, removing protein and other deposits that commonly accumulate during lens wear. The result is a lens that is clean and more comfortable to wear all day, every day. So now you won’t have to worry that your lens won’t get you through the homecoming dance. A Clean Contact Lens Is a Comfortable Contact Lens!
Practicing proper eye hygiene is an important part of your daily regimen. To clean, moisturize and soothe eyelids and eyelashes quickly, include Blink® Lid Wipes as part of your healthy eye habits. Its unique formula removes oil, debris and crusting from eyelids and eyelashes, and chamomile soothes irritation. Blink® Lid Wipes require no rinsing, making them perfect to throw in your backpack or purse. Fresh & Clean eyelids everyday!
Here are some recommended tips to make sure that your eyes can keep up with you.
DO NOT SHARE CONTACT LENSES
- Never share your contact lenses with friends, as bacteria and infection may spread this way.
- Don’t share contact lens care products either. Your lenses may not be compatible with other contact solutions, or your friends may have contact solutions that are not designed to disinfect and lubricate your lenses. Keep a travel-size bottle of Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) on hand so that you always have contact solution while on the go.
WASH HANDS, EYELIDS & CONTACT LENSES
- Always wash your hands before handling your lenses. Rub, rinse, and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them and always handle the same lens, the right or the left, first in order to avoid mix-ups.
- As part of your daily eye health regimen, use Blink® Lid Wipes to clean, moisturize and soothe eyelids and eyelashes. With clean hands, close your eye and rub gently several times over the eyelid and eyelashes. Wipe from the nose outward and use a fresh lid wipe for each eye.
- Do not expose your lenses or lens case to tap water, bottled water, distilled water, lake water or ocean water. For emergency situations, keep a travel-seize bottle of ACUVUE™ RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS), formerly Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS), on hand or at the office. Do not use saliva or put lenses in your mouth to rewet. Use a lubricating and rewetting eye drop to help keep your eyes comfortable during long days, such as Blink Contacts® Lubricant Eye Drops
REMOVE & REPLACE CONTACT LENSES
- Rinse your lens case after each use and allow to air-dry. You should replace your contact lens case every one to three months to ensure that your contacts lenses stay clean.
- Always remove your contact lenses before swimming, showering or entering a hot tub, as the water can contain contaminants.
- Even after a long day, do not sleep with your contacts in, unless prescribed by your eye care professional.
PREVENT EYE IRRITATION
- Use water-based cosmetics while wearing your lenses to avoid leaving a film on your lenses. Insert your contacts before applying make-up and take them out before removing your make-up.
- Always apply aerosol hairsprays, cologne and deodorant before inserting your contacts.
- Did you know that you blink less while studying in front of the computer, which can leave your eyes dry and irritated? Remember to blink more often when you are in front of the computer and give your eyes a break every 30 minutes to help them stay moist and comfortable.
- Having dry, red eyes is never normal. Always talk to your eye care professional about any eye irritation or discomfort.
For further information about eye health, visit www.aoa.org , the official Web site of the American Optometric Association.