Systane Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops
Dry eyes can be presented with different symptoms; some may report a sandy or gritty feeling on the eye, burning sensation, redness, pain, intermittent blurring of vision, and heaviness of eyelids. Dry eyes can be aggravated by a lot of different factors, and one of which is the use of contact lenses. Some contact lens wearers do not even recognize the symptoms of dry eyes and would continue wearing their lenses regardless of symptoms.
Contact lens wearers know exactly how uncomfortable wearing lenses can be. Prolonged use of lenses added up with environmental conditions can easily make your eyes feel dry.
A number of products are available to address the symptoms of dry eyes, but are these solutions safe for contact lenses? To be on the safe side, contact lens wearers would remove their lenses prior to application of lubricating eye drops, wait for few minutes, and then put the lenses back on the eye. But this can be cumbersome especially if the need to lubricate is quite frequent.
A product from the systane family has been developed to help contact lens users enjoy the comfort of moistening and removing debris from their lenses without the need of taking their lenses off. systane contacts Lubricant Eye Drops can be used directly on the eye even with contact lenses on.
Systane contacts Lubricant Eye Drops is a sterile, aqueous solution that contains potassium chloride , sodium chloride, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and dextran, with edetate disodium 0.1% and POLYQUAD® (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% preservatives. It is supplied in a sterile 15mL plastic bottles filled with 12mL sterile solution.
Systane Contacts Eye Drops moisten your contact lenses and remove dirt and deposits. These deposits cause discomfort and irritation for your eyes. It can be used with daily and extended wear lenses. Systane contacts Lubricant Eye Drops have been proven to be safe and effective for persons with sensitivity to thimerosal. It is a thimerosal- and sorbic-acid-free formula. Systane Contacts can be used to moisten soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses, hard contact lenses and RGPs or rigid gas permeable (fluorosilicone acrylate and silicone acrylate such as PARAPERM, BOSTON, EQUALENS , POLYCON and FLUOROPERM
Directions for Use
Systane Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops can be used directly on the eye without removing the contact lenses. It can be applied as required the entire day. If an eye discomfort or blurring of vision occurs, instill 1 to 2 drops of Systane Contacts Eye Drops on the eye and blink several times. If symptoms are not resolved, immediately remove lenses and seek medical advice. It is recommended to see an eye care professional to ensure that it is safe to resume contact lens use, as well as to prevent any other lens-related complications.
• There is no need to refrigerate Systane Contacts Eye Drops. Store at room temperature.
• Do not substitute the use of Systane Contacts with other Systane products while wearing contact lenses. If other products will be used, remove contact lenses before application.
• Do not use Systane Contacts if the patient has sensitivity to any of its ingredients. If any reactions occur, stop use of the eye drops and consult an eye care professional.