Inserting and removing contact lenses can be tricky at first, but with a little practice, it will become second nature. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to insert and remove contact lenses safely and easily:
How to insert contact lenses:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. This is the most important step, as it will help to prevent the spread of bacteria and infection.
- Dry your hands with a lint-free towel. Lints can stick to your contact lenses and irritate your eyes.
- Remove the contact lens from the case with your index finger. Be careful not to touch the inside of the contact lens with your fingers.
- Place the contact lens on the tip of your index finger and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger. This will create a pocket for the contact lens to sit in.
- Look up and position the contact lens over your eye. Centre the contact lens over your pupil and gently release your lower eyelid.
- Close your eye for a few seconds and gently roll your eye around. This will help the contact lens to settle into place.
How to remove contact lenses:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
- Look up and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.
- Use your index finger to gently slide the contact lens down to the white part of your eye.
- Pinch the contact lens between your index finger and thumb and remove it from your eye.
Here are some additional tips for inserting and removing contact lenses safely and easily:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses. This is the most important step, as it will help to prevent the spread of bacteria and infection.
- Be careful not to touch the inside of your contact lenses with your fingers. If you do touch the inside of your contact lens, rinse it with contact lens solution before inserting it again.
- Use a contact lens solution to clean and disinfect your contact lenses before and after inserting them. This will help to remove any build-up of dirt, debris, and bacteria.
- For Monthly and Fortnightly Contact lens Store them in a clean contact lens case when you’re not wearing them. This will help to keep your contact lenses fresh and moist.
- Replace your contact lenses according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most contact lenses need to be replaced, Daily, every two weeks or monthly.
Contact lens troubleshooting:
If you have any problems inserting or removing your contact lenses, please consult with your Optometrist. Here are some common contact lens problems and how to troubleshoot them:
- Dry eyes: If you have dry eyes, you can try using a lubricating eye drop before inserting your contact lenses.
- Blurry vision: If your vision is blurry after inserting your contact lenses, it’s possible that your contact lenses aren’t the right prescription. You may need to see your Optometrist for a new prescription.
- Contact lens stuck in eye: If your contact lens gets stuck in your eye, try blinking a few times. If it’s still stuck, try gently pulling it down with your finger. If you can’t remove it yourself, see your eye doctor right away.
By following these tips, you can safely and easily insert and remove your contact lenses. If you have any problems, please consult with your Optometrist.