Are contact lens insertion/removal tools safe to use with the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating?
It is safe to use the suction cup-style insertion/removal tools with coated lenses. However, during use, try to minimize the force placed upon the coated lens by the tool, to avoid damage.
Are wetting drops and artificial tears compatible with the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating?
Wetting drops and artificial tears should not damage the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating. However, please consult with your practitioner to ensure that those products are safe to use with contact lenses.
Can I store lenses coated with Tangible Hydra-PEG dry in their case?
Never store coated lenses dry. The process of dehydrating and rehydrating the coating may damage or destroy it.
Can prescription eye drops be used with Hydra-PEG lenses?
Prescription eye drops should always be instilled prior to inserting contacts or after removing contacts. This is true for any type of prescription eye drop to ensure your eye is receiving the full benefits of the drop. Speak to your practitioner about the preferred timing of using any prescripti...
Can Tangible Hydra-PEG coated lenses be rubbed during cleaning?
Lenses coated with Tangible Hydra-PEG can be rubbed with multi-purpose solution during cleaning, but vigorous rubbing should be avoided to avoid damaging the coating.
How do you store lenses with Hydra-PEG for longer than a few days?
Hydra-PEG coated lenses must be stored wet using one of the compatible multi-purpose solutions. It is important to remember to change the storage solution every 30 days and to be mindful of the expiration date of the solution. Each time you change the solution, clean the case as well. This is for...
How long should the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating last on the lenses?
While the coating is permanently bonded to lenses and designed to last for their lifetime, various factors may impact the durability of its benefits including:
A patient’s tear composition (i.e. heavy depositors), use of incompatible cleansers or rewetting drops, vigorous rubbing of lenses during...
Is it safe to clean Tangible Hydra-PEG coated lenses with tap water?
Never rinse or rub your Tangible Hydra-PEG coated lenses with tap water. Water alone does not offer the benefits of surfactants and lubricants contained in contact lens solutions which could damage the coating. Additionally, exposure to tap water may increase the risk of eye infection or irritati...
Is sterile saline compatible with Tangible Hydra-PEG?
It is safe to rinse coated lenses with sterile saline, but patients should avoid rubbing coated lenses with saline. Rubbing a coated lens with pure saline that does not contain any surfactants or lubricants may damage the coating.
What solutions are compatible with Tangible Hydra-PEG?
The following contact lens care solutions will not damage the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating:
Tangible® Clean, Boston Simplus, Unique PH, Clear CareClear, and Care with Hydra-Glyde.
Any care solutions not listed above should be considered incompatible with the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating and will run...