Information on how to use Blink RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Contact Solution for cleaning and disinfection of contact lenses

Blink RevitaLens®

Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS)

Instructions for Use

Cleans, rinses, disinfects, removes protein, stores and conditions soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses—all steps in one bottle.

LENS CARE DIRECTIONS

RINSE FOR LENS-WEARING COMFORT

When you insert your lenses:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry with a lint-free towel prior to handling your lenses.
  • Prior to reapplying lenses, RINSE each side of the lens for 5 seconds with fresh Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) to remove any debris on the lens.
RUB, RINSE AND SOAK FOR EFFECTIVE DISINFECTION

When you remove your lenses:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry with a lint-free towel prior to handling your lenses.
  • Place 3 or more drops of Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution on one side of the lens surface.
  • RUB your lens gently from the center to the edges for 2–4 seconds (never rub in a circular motion, because it may tear the lens and not clean the outer edge surface).
  • Turn the lens over and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  • RINSE each side of the lens for 5 seconds with fresh Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution. Place the lenses in a clean lens case and fill with Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution. Close the lens case caps tightly.
  • SOAK – Allow lenses to soak for a minimum of six (6) hours for disinfection, cleaning and protein removal.
EXTRA CLEANING AND COMFORT

Based on your individual tear chemistry and lens replacement schedule, your eye care professional may recommend additional care procedures. This may be particularly important if lenses are kept longer than 90 days.

LENS STORAGE

You may leave your lenses in the unopened lens case containing Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) for up to 30 days continuously. If stored longer than 30 days, your lenses must be cleaned and disinfected again with fresh contact solution prior to wear.

PROTEIN REMOVAL FROM YOUR CONTACT LENSES

Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) removes protein while your lenses are soaking in the lens case. Daily use of Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution eliminates the need for a separate enzymatic cleaner for many lens wearers—check with your eye care professional.

DESCRIPTION

Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution is a sterile, buffered aqueous solution with alexidine dihydrochloride 0.00016% and polyquaternium-1 0.0003% as preservatives/disinfectants, boric acid, sodium borate, TETRONIC® 904, edetate disodium, sodium citrate, sodium chloride and purified water. TETRONIC® is a trademark of BASF Corporation.

ACTIONS

Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) is formulated with dual-disinfection technology designed specifically for soft contact lenses. Dual disinfectants and a surfactant deliver effective cleaning and robust dual disinfection. While the lens is soaking, the surfactant loosens and removes the protein and other deposits that commonly accumulate during lens wear. Dual disinfectants work to destroy microbes on the surface of the lens and provide safe contact lens storage for up to 30 days. This formulation conditions the lens and increases ocular end of day comfort for wearers of most common soft contact lens materials.

INDICATIONS (Uses)

Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution is indicated for the care of soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses. Use this product, as recommended by your eye care professional, to:

  • Chemically (NOT HEAT) Disinfect
  • Clean
  • Rinse
  • Store
  • Remove Protein
  • Condition
CONTRAINDICATIONS (Reasons not to use)

Do not use if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product.

WARNINGS

PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENSES AND LENS CARE PRODUCTS COULD RESULT IN CORNEAL INFECTION AND/OR ULCER AND LEAD TO LOSS OF VISION. It is essential that you follow your eye care professional's directions and all labeling instructions for proper use of lenses and lens care products, including the lens case.

You should follow the complete recommended lens rubbing and rinsing times in the product labeling to adequately disinfect your lenses and reduce the risk of contact lens contamination. Reduced rubbing or rinsing times may not adequately clean your lenses.

You should fill your lens case with fresh solution every time you store your lenses and never “top off” or reuse the solution.

You should discard your solution immediately after your lenses have been removed from the lens case.

You should not expose or store your lenses in or rinse your lens case with any water, such as tap, bottled, distilled, or with any non-sterile solution.

Clean, rinse and air-dry your lens case each time you remove your lenses. In order to permit excess solution to drain, flip your lens case over and allow it to air dry.

Replace your lens case every 1-3 months, depending on your hygiene habits. Daily-wear lenses are not indicated for overnight wear and should not be worn while sleeping. Clinical studies have shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions is increased when these lenses are worn overnight.

Extended-wear lenses should be regularly removed for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement on the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional. Clinical studies have shown that there is an increased incidence of serious adverse reactions in extended-wear contact lens users as compared to daily-wear contact lens users. Studies have also shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions increases the longer extended-wear lenses are worn before removal for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement.

Studies have also shown that smokers had a higher incidence of adverse reactions. It is recommended that contact lens wearers see their eye care professional at least once a year or, if directed, more frequently.

To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) bottle to any surface. Replace cap after using.

EXPIRATION/DISCARD DATE

Discard solution 90 days after opening.

PRECAUTIONS
  • Avoid exposure to water when wearing and caring for your contact lenses.
  • Discard any remaining solution in your lens case before re-disinfecting. Always use fresh solution.
  • Rinse lens case and caps with fresh solution after each use; dry upside down on a clean towel. Do not use non-sterile water to rinse lens case.
  • Always wash your hands and then dry with a clean, lint-free towel before handling lenses.
  • Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use.
  • Use the included lens case with Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution.
  • Replace your lens case every 1–3 months.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Use before the expiration date marked on the bottle and carton.
  • Once bottle is opened, discard any remaining solution after 90 days.
  • Never use Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) with a heat disinfection unit.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
ADVERSE REACTIONS (problems and what to do)

The following problems may occur: eyes sting, burn or itch (irritation); comfort is less than when lens was first placed on the eye; feeling of something in the eye (foreign body, scratched area); excessive watering (tearing) of the eye; unusual eye secretions; redness of the eye; reduced sharpness of vision (poor visual acuity); blurred vision; rainbows or halos around objects; sensitivity to light (photophobia); or dry eyes. If you notice any of the above, immediately remove your lenses.

  • If the discomfort or problem stops, then look closely at the lens.
    • If the lens is in any way damaged, DO NOT put the lens back on your eye. Place the lens in the lens case and contact your eye care professional.
    • If the lens has dirt, an eyelash, or other foreign body, or the problem stops and the lens appears undamaged, thoroughly clean, rinse and disinfect the lens and then reinsert it.
  • If the problem continues, IMMEDIATELY remove the lens and consult your eye care professional.
  • If any of the above symptoms occur, a serious condition such as infection, corneal ulcer, neovascularization or iritis may be present. Seek immediate professional identification of the problem and prompt treatment to avoid serious eye damage.
GOOD LENS CARE PRACTICES
  • Follow your eye care professional’s instructions.
  • Always wash and rinse your hands before handling your lenses.
  • Rub, rinse and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them.
  • Always handle the same lens, the right or the left, first in order to avoid mix-ups.
  • Do not expose lenses or lens case to tap water, bottled water, distilled water, lake or ocean water.
  • Do not use saliva or put lenses in your mouth to rewet.
  • Do not swim, shower or use a hot tub while wearing soft contact lenses.
  • Do not wear lenses longer than prescribed.
  • Do not transfer contact lens solution into smaller travel-size containers. The sterility of solutions will be impacted and can lead to serious eye infections.
  • Discard any lens that is damaged or dehydrated.
  • Avoid using aerosols when wearing contact lenses.
  • Discard any remaining contact solution in your lens case before disinfecting your lenses again.
  • See your eye care professional at least once a year.
HOW SUPPLIED

Blink RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution (MPDS) is supplied sterile in 2 fl. oz. (60mL), 10 fl. oz. (300mL), 12 fl. oz. (360 mL) and 16 fl. oz. (473 mL) plastic bottles. The bottles and cartons are marked with lot number and expiration date.