It might be more difficult to take your contact lenses out than it is to put them in.It’s important to clean and store contacts after you’ve removed them.You can remove your contact lens quickly and safely if you know the correct process.
Step 1: You should wash your hands.
It is possible for harmful pathogens to enter the eye through the lens.You can wash your hands with soap and water.Put a clean towel on your hands.Good hand hygiene regimen protects you from harmful pathogens as well as your eyes.
Step 2: The drops of saline should be put in each eye.
It will make your contacts easier to remove.You should use a sterile solution.
Step 3: You can use a mirror.
Once you get used to the process of removing contact lens, good lighting and a mirror will help.
Step 4: Start with the same eye.
You don’t want to mix up your contacts because they are not the same.You will have less chance to mix them up if you start with the same eye each time.
Step 5: Hold your eyes open.
With your non-dominant hand, use your index finger to lift your top eyelid and eyelashes away from your eye.Pull your lower eyelid down and away from your eye with your dominant hand.Don’t let your eyes see your eyelashes.
Step 6: To grip the lens, use your index finger and thumb.
If you don’t want to let go of your eyelid, use your thumb and index finger to grip the lens.To squeeze the lens gently, use the pads of your fingers.
Step 7: The lens needs to be removed.
The lens should be removed with a gentle squeeze.Pull the lens away from your eye.If you accidentally fold or tear the lens, be careful with the pressure.
Step 8: The lens should be placed in your other palm.
You can place the lens on the palm of your opposite hand instead of trying to flip it over.It will be easier to clean the lens if you use your dominant hand.
Step 9: It’s a good idea to clean your lens case.
Before putting your contact lens back in the case, you should clean it every day.To clean the case, use a sterile solution or hot water.The case should be dry with the lid off.If you put your contact lens in your eyes, it will give you plenty of time to dry the case.You should replace your contact lens case every three months.
Step 10: Put a clean solution in the case.
It is helpful to fill the case halfway with a new, clean solution before you remove your contact lens.It will be easier to transfer the lens directly into the solution rather than trying to fill the case with a lens still in the palm of your hand.Don’t reuse old solution.Make sure you use a sterile solution.Without the right solution, you can’t properly suck the water out of the lens.Always use the suggested solution from your eye-care professional.
Step 11: The lens needs to be cleaned.
The correct solution for your contact lens should be wet with the lens in the palm of your clean hand, as suggested by your eye-care professional.Rub the solution on the lens with the pad of your finger.The solution alone is not enough to remove the build up on the lens.If you want to avoid damaging or scratching the lens, rub it to the outer edge using gentle pressure.Get both sides.To reduce the risk of eye infections, you should clean your contact lens daily.
Step 12: The case should have the contact in it.
If you want to wash it away, you should use a little more disinfecting solution after rubbing the lens.You can place the clean lens into the fresh solution that you already have waiting in the case.Make sure you put it on the side.You might need to put more solution in the case after you put the contact lens inside.The case needs to have enough solution to cover the lens.
Step 13: For your other eye, repeat the process.
It is possible to do the process from beginning to end with one eye at a time.The process should be repeated for the opposite eye.
Step 14: You should leave your contacts in the solution.
The amount of time indicated on the product is what determines how long your contact lens must sit in the solution.It will take at least four to six hours for most solutions.It helps to avoid eye strain by giving your eyes time to rest.