Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops
Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops
RELIEF WITH EVERY BLINK
Lens-related dryness can be common among soft contact lens wearers. A recommendation for Blink Contacts® can help give your patients immediate and long-lasting comfort and lubrication.
Moisturizes the eye with sodium hyaluronate formula to provide your patients with comfort as natural as blinking:1
- Naturally occurring ocular substance
- Forms a moisture cushion so eyes stay refreshed and comfortable.
Moisturizes lenses for comfort through the end of the day:2
- Helps maintain a stable tear film and reduces the discomfort leading to premature lens removal2
- Significantly reduced corneal staining (p=0.0216) and increase TBUT (p=0.05) before contact lens insertion3
- With sodium hyaluronate
DESIGNED FOR PATIENT LIFESTYLE
Blink Contacts® are safe for daily use and recommended for soft and Rigid Gas Permeable lenses.
For people whose lifestyle includes:
- Long periods of concentration
- Work in front of a computer monitor or in harsh fluorescent office lighting
- Low-humidity environments
- Frequent fliers
For people who experience:
- Contact lens related dryness
- Gritty, sandy or scratchy sensation
- Dry or fatigued eyes
- Irritation, burning, or stinging associated with lens wear
INDICATIONS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE BLINK CONTACTS® LUBRICATING EYE DROPS
Blink Contacts® is a sterile, buffered, isotonic, preserved solution. This aqueous formulation includes purified water, sodium hyaluronate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, boric acid and is preserved with OcuPure® preservative (stabilized oxychloro complex 0.005%). This preparation contains no chlorhexidine, no thimerosal and no other mercury containing ingredients.
Blink Contacts® has been formulated for use with both soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses; to rewet lenses before insertion and lubricate lenses during wear and to moisturize and refresh tired, dry eyes. It also relieves minor irritation, discomfort, dryness, blurring and itchiness, which may occur while wearing your lenses.
Use Blink Contacts® to lubricate and rewet soft (hydrophilic) and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, to help relieve dryness, discomfort and irritation that may be associated with lens wear and to cushion lenses by placing a drop on the lens prior to application on the eye.
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Blink Contacts®, do not use this product.
PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENSES AND LENS CARE PRODUCTS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE EYE. It is essential that you follow your eye care professional’s directions and all labeling instructions for proper use and care of your lenses and lens care products, including the lens case. EYE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING CORNEAL ULCERS, CAN DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND LEAD TO LOSS OF VISION. Daily wear lenses are not indicated for overnight wear and should not be worn while sleeping. Clinical studies have shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions is increased when these lenses are worn overnight. Extended wear lenses should be regularly removed for cleaning and disinfecting or for disposal and replacement on the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional. Clinical studies have shown that there is an increased incidence of serious adverse reactions in extended wear contact lens users as compared to daily wear contact lens users. Studies have also shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions increases the longer extended wear lenses are worn before removal for cleaning and disinfecting or for disposal and replacement. Studies have also shown that smokers had a higher incidence of adverse reactions. It is recommended that contact lens wearers see their eye care professional once a year or if directed, more frequently. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip of the bottle to any surface and DO NOT transfer contents to any other bottle or container. Replace cap after using.
Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. For in-eye use only. Do not use in the lens case. Store at room temperature. Use before the expiration date marked on the bottle and carton. Use before the expiration date marked on the bottle and carton. DISCARD SOLUTION 45 DAYS AFTER OPENING. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if neckband on bottle is broken or missing.
ADVERSE REACTIONS (POSSIBLE PROBLEMS) AND WHAT TO DO:
The following may occur:
Eyes stinging, burning or itching
Excessive watering (tearing) of the eyes
Unusual eye secretions
Redness of the eyes
Reduced sharpness of vision (visual acuity)
Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
If you notice any of the above, IMMEDIATELY remove and examine your lenses. If a lens appears to be damaged, do not reapply; consult your eye care professional. If the problem stops and the lenses appear to be undamaged, follow the “Directions” below, before reapplying the lens. If the problem continues IMMEDIATELY remove your lenses, discontinue use of all lens care products that contact the eye, and consult your eye care professional. If any of the above occurs, a serious condition such as infection, corneal ulcer, neovascularization, or iritis may be present. Seek immediate professional identification of the problem and obtain treatment if necessary, to avoid serious eye damage.
TO LUBRICATE AND REWET LENSES DURING THE DAY:
With the lenses on the eye, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye as needed, or as directed by your eye care professional. Blink several times.
FOR EXTRA COMFORT:
Place 1 or 2 drops of Blink Contacts® on each side of each lens before application.
Blink Contacts® is supplied in sterile 0.06 fl oz (2mL) and 0.34 fl oz (10mL) plastic bottles. The bottles are marked with the lot number and expiration date.
How to Order
1. Blink Contacts® Lubricating Lens Drops carton labeling.
2. Michaud, L. Improvement of contact lens comfort with the use of a sodium hyaluronate (SH) drop on the lens before insertion American Academy of Optometry, 2011.
3. Frenette B. Michaud L, Evaluation of Lubricating drops used before insertion of contact lenses on symptomatology, severity and intensity of ocular dryness. Poster presented at AAOptometry Sept 2011