There is a certain lens called Proclear that has a tendency to rip under certain people’s contact lens handling habits.
So why would we keep using it? Because it provides excellent comfort, particularly for those who get dryness while wearing contact lenses. The material is also used in a variety of modalities like 2-week replacement (Biomedics XC), and one month sphere, toric, toric extended range, and multi-focal. It is an indispensable lens, and most people handle it just fine; however, I’d like to give some handling tips that I’ve learned from a Coopervision representative:
- Don’t pinch from the center of the lens to remove.
- Do use re-wetting drops prior to removal.
- Do slide the lens temporally to break suction prior to removal.
- Do make sure lens cases are full so lens does not adhere to the case.
- Do be careful with fingernails to avoid nicks and tears.
Proclear is a high water lens (60%), so it’s very comfortable. We just need to add the above suggestions into our handling of the lens.
And by the way, these tips are good for any contact lens- no matter what brand you wear.