Removing contact lenses can be a daunting task if you are doing it for the first time but do not fear, we have put together this easy-to-follow guide on how to remove contact lenses from your eyes, stress-free and safely.

How To Remove Contact Lenses

Step-By-Step Guide To Remove Contact Lenses

1. Ensure you thoroughly wash and dry your hands

Before you begin to remove the contact lenses from your eyes, you need to make sure to wash your hands thoroughly using tap water and antibacterial soap.

This is essential for eye care, as it prevents you from getting dry eyes and from getting any unwanted bacteria in your eye that could cause irritation.

After this step, ensure to dry your hands completely, as this will give you a better grip. Using either a lint-free towel or an air dryer to dry your hands fully is the most hygienic and effective method to do this.

2. Gently pull down your eyelid

Starting with the same eye each time, use your non-dominant middle finger to gently pull down your lower eyelid. You will then need to subsequently pull up your upper eyelid to hold the eyelash against the eyebrow.

3. Gently pinch the contact lens off

After this step, you need to carefully place your index finger and thumb on either side of the contact lens, and gently pinch it off. Sometimes it can be easier to gently move the lens to the corner of your eye, away from the pupil, and pinch from there. Be patient if it’s your first time, it can take a while to get used to.

4. Finally, look up and slide the lens down

The last step of this transition is to look up and gently slide the lens down onto the white of your eye, then off onto your finger. You will then need to repeat this process for your other eye.

Removing color contact lenses

If it’s your first time experimenting with color contact lenses then there is no need to worry, as it is the same process as if you were to remove a normal contact lens. All you need to do is follow the easy guide we have constructed above.

How to remove contact lenses if they become stuck?

Contact lenses can be quite fiddly to get out of your eyes sometimes, but what should you do if the lens gets stuck in your eye? First things first, under any circumstances, do not panic - these things do happen. If it has for some reason got stuck, it is normally the case that it is a soft lens. To resolve the issue of getting the lens out of your eye, follow the below steps:

- Firstly, ensure you wash your hands thoroughly with warm tap water and anti-bacterial soap, so you do not get any unnecessary germs in your eye. After this step, you need to determine where the contact lens is situated.

- What sometimes happens, although not advisable, is if you have fallen asleep with the contact lens in your eye, it may have dried out. In this instance, you will need to rinse the lens and your eye. You will then subsequently need to apply eye solution, or eye drops to hydrate and loosens the lens in the eye.

- Next step is to gently close your eye and massage the upper lid gently until the lens comes loose.

- If this fails to work, attempt this process again. It can become frustrating but because the lens has dried out it can take a significant amount of time for it to re-hydrate before it can be removed.

- After removing the contact lens, if there is irritation or it feels dry after removing, seek medical attention immediately. The same goes for if the contact lens cannot be removed after following these simple steps.

- If you’ve slept in your lenses, try and have a break from them for the next day or two to allow your eyes to fully rehydrate.

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