Contact Lens Remover: Take off your lenses correctly

For those who wear hard and gas permeable contact lenses, it is essential to own a contact lens remover. These lenses are occasionally hard to remove with the typical “popping out” method. Hard contact lenses have a habit of securing firmly to the eye; the lenses can become stuck by suction to the cornea. A contact lens remover will help a lot in this situations. If a person often lose and asks for new prescription for a contact lens, optometrist or ophthalmologist recommends buying a contact lens remover.

Knowing how to use a contact lens remover properly helps you to take out your hard contact lens easily and safely. The first step is to make sure the contact lenses are in your eyes before attempting to remove them. People who forgets that they are not wearing any contact lenses often injure their eyes by poking a contact lens through it. Look at a mirror first and check if you have contact lenses on.

If you are certain that you are wearing a contact lens, place a drop of rewetting solution on both your eyes to lubricate the lenses. Moisten the suction cup of the contact lens remover with a drop of rewetting solution.

This next step is a little tricky but it’ll be easier as soon as you get the hang of it. Place the contact lens directly and exactly in front of the contact lens. The lens will stick to the plunger. Pull the plunger gently away from the eye. The lens will come out quickly, follow the same method to remove the other contact lens.

Remember to avoid direct contact of the lens remover on the surface of the eye because it may cause corneal abrasions and other eye infection. Another thing, contact lens remover is not applicable to soft lenses. Consult an eye doctor, if ever you are still having a hard time removing a contact lens even if its lubricated properly.