When you are new to wearing contact lenses, it can take some time to get used to removing them. Whether you are thinking about wearing contact lenses for the first time or an experienced wearer looking to improve your technique, we have put together some easy steps to remove your contact lenses.
We want to help keep your eyes healthy, so if you are unsure how to remove your contact lenses, browse through our tips on the best removal method.
Before Removing Your Contact Lenses
First, before you begin removing your contact lenses, it is important to wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Please make sure to dry your hands to help reduce the amount of water on the lenses.
Tip: a helpful tip to consider when getting into a removal routine is to start with the same eye every day. Doing this will reduce the risk of accidentally putting the wrong contact lens on the wrong eye.
Step-by-Step Removal of Contact Lenses
Now you are ready to begin removing your contact lenses!
Step One – Make sure that you are standing in front of a mirror in a well-lit room.
Step Two – Tilt your head slightly upwards and use the index finger on your non-dominant hand to lift your upper eyelid.
Step Three – Using your dominant hand, use your middle finger to lower the bottom eyelid.
Step Four – Now, still using the same hand but with your index finger and thumb, gently squeeze the contact lens to pull it away from your eye.
You are all done! You should have now successfully removed your contact lenses.
Still Having Trouble Removing Your Contact Lenses?
Here are some more tips to help make the process even easier:
1. If you are struggling to remove the lenses, they may be stuck down a little more than they need to be. If so, try using some drops to help lift and pull the contact lens from your eye.
2. As with anything new, it can take some time before you have it perfected. If you are worried about causing yourself discomfort during the removal process, try sliding the contact lens onto the white of your eye and down towards the lower eyelid.
3. Relax! Take your time and understand that it may take a little while to be comfortable and confident with removing your contact lenses.
If you need any advice or assistance with your contact lenses in Colorado Springs, do not hesitate to get in touch. You can give us a call or drop in for a visit today!