Our 74% Silicone Hydrogel material is highly water retentive and has a more slippery surface than other materials; therefore some people may benefit from using an alternative removal approach to the usual “pinch off” method..
The lens can be removed by applying lid pressure from the top and bottom lids in a similar way to that used when removing an RGP lens. An example of the alternative approach to remove SiH lathe-cut contact lenses can be seen below:
Due to the nature of the material and the high water content, these lenses should be handled with care to avoid damage.
UltraVision recommends a rub and rinse system for cleaning any of our lathe-cut Silicone Hydrogel contact lenses, including:
Solutions suitable for any of the mentioned lenses:
Non Alcohol Surfactant Cleaner
Disinfectant solutions, including:
Peroxide Systems can be used if they are neutralised by either a platinum insert or tablet only:
Enzyme Cleaners, including: