How To Insert and Remove Contact Lenses

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How to Insert Contact Lenses

  1. Make sure that your fingers are clean and dry. Dry fingers facilitate handling as soft contact lenses tend to stick to wet fingers.
  2. Remove your lens from the storage case.
  3. It is a good idea to get in the habit of always working with the same lens first, the right or left, in order to avoid mix-ups.
  4. Rinse your lens with a suitable cleaning solution to remove all traces of debris.
  5. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger.
  6. Using the middle finger of your other hand, pull and hold your upper lid so that you cannot blink.
  7. Pull down your lower eyelid, using the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  8. Look up and place the lens gently on the lower white part of your eye.
  9. Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment.
  10. Blink several times to centre the lens on your eye.
  11. Sometimes, small dust particles trapped behind the lens during its placement can cause discomfort. To remove dust, slide the lens off and then back onto the front of your eye.
  12. Insert the other lens following the same procedure.

How to Remove Contact Lenses

  1. Wash and dry your hands.
  2. Verify that your lens is centred correctly on your eye.
  3. Looking up, pull down your lower eyelid with the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  4. Bring your index finger close to your eye until you touch the lower edge of the lens.
  5. Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
  6. Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it from your eye.
  7. Follow the lens care procedures recommended by your eye care practitioner or lens manufacturer.
  8. Remove the other lens and follow the same procedure.

Instructional Video

We also recommoned that you visit our Contact Lens Care page for basic information about cleaning solutions and storage cases.


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