Menicon Z Night : user guide
Menicon Z night are lenses which are used for orthokeratology.
It describes the conditions for wearing Menicon Z Night lenses. It is important to follow these recommendations very carefully for the sake of your visual health.
Each Menicon Z Night lens is stored in a Polyhexamethylene Biguanide aquatic solution. Once you have opened the original case, the solution inside must be disposed of and the lenses must be rinsed with MeniCare Plus solution before being inserted. They are manufactured from ultra-permeable Z material that lets your eyes breathe.
Inserting the lenses in the evening
Insert your lenses in the evening, when getting ready for bed.
Always start with the same one.
(Right R: pink, Left L: blue):
- Rinse the right lens with the MeniCare Plus solution and place it on the tip of your right index finger.
- Using your left index finger, lift your upper eyelid. With your right middle finger, lower the lower eyelid and place the lens on the cornea with your right index finger.
- Gently release the lower then the upper eyelid.
- Repeat for the left lens.
- Most wearers attain good vision without day lenses or glasses after wearing Menicon Z Night lenses for two or three nights. Best results are attained after a week.
- It is important to wear the lenses every night (for at least 6 hours).
- Visual acuity may vary from one day to the next and may vary from one eye to the other.
- If your visual acuity is impaired before the end of the day, consult your eye specialist.
- Check your vision before driving in the evening.
- It is important to keep your Menicon Z Night lenses with you at all times, in order to wear them should your visual acuity no longer prove sufficient.
Removing your lenses in the morning
In the morning, remove your lenses 5 to 15 minutes after waking up.
- In the morning, check that your lenses are mobile before removing them.
A few drops of moisturising solution may help with removal.
Wait for 5 to 15 minutes before removing them.
- First method: Tilt your head forward; place your right index finger on your lower eyelid, level with your eyelashes and your left index finger on your upper eyelid level with your eyelashes. Open your eyes wide and bring your fingers together, applying slight pressure, to free the lens from your eye.
- Second method: Tilt your head forward, open your eyes wide, looking straight ahead and pull hard on the outer edge of your eyelids, catching the lens in the palm of your other hand.
If necessary, you may use a suction extractor.
If your lenses don’t move:Put a few drops of moisturising solution in your eye before removing the lenses and check whether they move. If not:
- Put a few more drops of the moisturising solution in.
- Look up, place your finger on the lower edge of the lens and press on your lower eyelid three times.
- Look down, place your finger just above the upper edge of the lens and press on your upper eyelid three times.
- Look straight ahead and blink three times.
- Repeat until the lens moves.
- Wait for the lens to move before removing it.
- In case of doubt, consult your specialist.