How to take out contacts

How to Insert & Remove Contacts dwoolf Your eyes automatically try to keep any foreign objects from getting near them. That is why it is so hard to put contact lenses in or take them out for the first time.Everyone has trouble getting used to the process for the first few times. Almost all patients are pleasantly surprised at the comfort level once they are able to get the lenses in.If you follow the easy steps in our “how to” video you will be able to easily put in your new lenses and just as easily take them out.REMEMBER… the first thing is to carefully wash your hands with soap and thoroughly rinse them with water to keep from irritating or infecting your eyes. Hand washing is critical both before inserting and before removing your contact lenses.

You should only do this for the first time under the direct supervision of your eye care professional.

This video is only intended as a refresher of the steps to make it easier for you to do it yourself.

Your browser does not support the video tag. Step by step Inserting:

  1. It is important be make sure your hands are clean.
  2. Wash with a mild detergent.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Dry with soft, lint free cloth – not a paper towel.
  5. Place contact on end of index finger.
  6. Pull up lid of eye with other hand.
  7. Look down.
  8. Place lens on the eye.

Step by step Removing:

  1. It is important be make sure your hands are clean.
  2. Wash with a mild detergent Rinse thoroughly.
  3. Dry with soft, lint free cloth – not a paper towel.
  4. Pull up lid of eye with other hand.
  5. Gently squeeze the edges of the lens between two fingers.
  6. Remove and place in case to clean before storage.
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Taking out your contact lenses

Step 1: Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.

Step 2: Dry your hands with a clean towel.

Step 3: Fill your contact lens case with fresh contact lens solution.

Note: You can skip this step if you wear daily contact lenses.

Filling contact lens case

Step 4: Hold your upper eyelid with your alternate hand to prevent blinking. It’s best to hold your eyelid as close to the white part of your eye as you can.

Step 5: Use the hand you’re taking out your contact lens with to pull down your lower eyelid. Again, it’s best to hold your eyelid as close to the white part of your eye as you can.

Step 6: Slide the contact lens off the center of your eye using your pointer finger.

Note: Some people skip this step and simply proceed to step 7.

Step 7: Pinch the contact lens between your thumb and pointer finger and remove it from your eye. At first, this is easier said than done. Therefore, be patient with yourself and take a break if you start to get frustrated.

Step 8: Place the contact lens in your contact lens case for proper storage.

Note: You can place your contact lens in the trash if you wear daily contact lenses.

That’s it! You’re now ready to put in and take out your contact lenses like a pro! If you have any questions, make sure to talk with your eye care professional. Good luck!

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