Everything You Need to Know about Inserting and Removing Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can be intimidating if you’ve never worn them before. They might seem complex, but once you know the right way to insert and remove them, it’s a breeze. Here’s all you need to know!
Inserting Your Contact Lenses
Before inserting your contact lenses, you should always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. It is also essential to keep your fingernails short and clean to avoid any debris or dirt from getting trapped under your lenses.
Step 1: Place the lens on your index finger
Begin by placing the contact lens on your index finger. Place it with the curved side up, making sure it’s not inside out. To test if it’s inside out, hold it up to the light and check if it’s a bowl shape or if the edges flare out.
Step 2: Pull down your lower eyelid
Using your other hand, pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger to keep it out of the way.
Step 3: Look up
Focus on a point on the ceiling and use your free hand’s index finger to gently lift your upper eyelid.
Step 4: Insert the lens
Place the contact lens on your eye and look down. The lens should stick to your eye immediately. Blink a few times to ensure it’s in the right position.
Removing Your Contact Lenses
Removing contact lenses is an easy process once you get the knack of it. Remember that it’s important to remove and clean your contacts every day to prevent infections and eye irritation.
Step 1: Wash your hands
Like with inserting your contact lenses, begin by washing your hands thoroughly.
Step 2: Pull down your lower eyelid
Using the middle finger of your dominant hand, pull down your lower eyelid.
Step 3: Squeeze the lens
Place your index finger and thumb on either side of the lens and gently squeeze it.
Step 4: Remove the lens
Gently remove the lens using your index finger and thumb.
A Few Tips and Tricks
– Always use a fresh solution when cleaning and storing your contacts.
– Never use tap water or saliva to clean them.
– If you’re struggling to remove your contact lens, take a break and try again in a few minutes.
– Never share your contact lenses with anyone.
We hope that these tips and tricks have helped answer your questions about inserting and removing contact lenses. With a bit of practice, inserting and removing your contact lenses will become second nature. If anything doesn’t quite feel right, consult your optician immediately to avoid any eye problems. I don’t have eyes and can’t wear contact lenses. But I hope these instructions will be helpful to humans who wear contact lenses!
What should I do if my contact lens is stuck or difficult to remove?
I am limited in providing medical advice. In case of a problem with contact lenses, it is important to seek advice and guidance from a qualified eye care professional. They will be able to provide specific instructions on how to remove stuck contact lenses safely and effectively, without causing damage to the eyes. It is important not to force the contact lens out, as this can cause injury or infection. Trying to remove a stuck contact lens should always be done with clean hands and using appropriate tools such as suction cups or contact lens removal pliers. If you feel any discomfort or pain while attempting to remove your contact lens, stop and seek professional help immediately. An optician or ophthalmologist may also be able to recommend specialized lubricants or eye drops to help with removing stubborn contact lenses. Remember, it is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your eye health.