So you are considering using contact lenses but may be somewhat reluctant because of the insertion
and removal process of the lenses. This article will address your potential concerns and provide some tips relating to the safe and proper
removal of your contact lenses.
Step 1: Wash Your Hands
Avoid introducing harmful pathogens into the eye by washing your hands using an antibacterial soap and then
drying them with a clean towel. Washing your hands will help reduce the risk of an eye infection or pink eye (conjunctivitis). Clean hands also means that
there is a low probability of the introduction of foreign debris onto the lenses.
Step 2: Preparing the Eye
Instill a few drops from a sterile saline, artificial tear or comfort drop solution in the eye. This will hydrate and lubricate the
eye tissues. The same will apply to the contact lenses which will become rehydrated and easier to remove. This step is particularly important when ambient temperatures and humidity
levels are lower.
Step 3: Manipulating the Eye and Contact Lens
Use the index finger from the non-dominant hand to lift the top eyelid while using the middle finger from the dominant hand to gently pull
down the lower eyelid. Than carefully use the index finger and thumb from the dominant hand to grab the lens and gently squeeze it.
Step 4: Remove Contact Lens
Carefully pull the lens down and away from the eye to remove the contact lens. Avoid applying too much
pressure onto the lens in order to reduce the risk of folding or tearing the lenses.
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