Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops
Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops
Blinking is the eye’s natural way of replenishing the tear film1,2,3,4,5.
Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops work with the eye’s natural tears to help keep your patient’s contact lenses feeling fresh and comfortable all day3,4,5. When your patient’s lenses feel dry, recommend Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops to lubricate soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses while they wear their lenses or prior to lens application1,2,3,4,5.
- Moisturizes dry contact lenses and provides patient’s with long-lasting comfort through end of day1,2.
- Sodium hyaluronate works within the formulation to form a moisture cushion so your eyes can stay refreshed and comfortable3,4,5.
- Helps maintain a stable tear film and reduces the discomfort leading to premature lens removal1,2.
- Includes beneficial electrolytes similar to those found in natural tears3,4,5.
Safe for daily use with soft and rigid gas permeable lenses6.
Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops is a sterile, buffered, isotonic, preserved solution. This aqueous formulation includes purified water, sodium hyaluronate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and 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® Lubricating Eye Drops 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® Lubricating Eye Drops to lubricate and rewet soft (hydrophilic) and RGP contact lenses and 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.
CONTRAINDICATIONS (REASONS NOT TO USE)
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops, 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 there is an increased incidence of serious adverse reactions in extended-wear contact lens users as compared to daily-wear contact lens users. Studies also have 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 also have 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. 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)
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Dry eyes
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® Lubricating Eye Drops on each side of each lens before application.
Blink Contacts® Lubricating Eye Drops is supplied in sterile 0.06 fl. oz. (2 mL) and 0.34 fl. oz. (10 mL) plastic bottles. The bottles are marked with the lot number and expiration date.
1. Frenette B and L Michaud. Improvement of Contact Lens Comfort with the Use of a Sodium Hyaluronate (SH) Drop on the Lens Before Insertion. Presented at: American Academy Optometry Annual Meeting. October 22-25, 2011, Abstract 115578, Orlando, FL, USA.
2. Michaud L and B Frenette. Evaluation of Sodium Hyaluronate Lubricating Drops Used Before Insertion of Contact Lenses on Symptomatology, Severity and Intensity of Ocular Dryness. International Scholarly Research Network Ophthalmology 2012;2012(762784): 1-8. doi: 10.5402/2012/762784.
3. Laurent TC. Structure of Hyaluronic Acid. In: EA Balazs (Ed.), Chemistry and Molecular Biology of Intracellular Matrix. Academic Press, London. 1970:703-732.
4. Aragona P, Papa V, Micali A, et al. Long Term Treatment with Sodium Hyaluronate-Containing Artificial Tears Reduces Ocular Surface Damage in Patients with Dry Eye. Br. J. Ophthamol. 2002;86(2):181-184. doi: 10.1136/bjo.86.2.181.
5. Huth S, Tran D, Skotinsky C, et al. Wavelength-Dependent Optical Interferometry Measurements of Change in Thickness of Apical Corneal Tear Film Following Eye Drop Instillation. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):108.
6. JJV Data on File 2020. Blink-N-Clean Lens Drops and Blink Contacts Lubricating Eye Drops - Consolidated Claims List.