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Eglinton, BT47 3AD
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Contact Lenses

Applying / Removing Contact Lenses

Applying

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and dry them, ideally with a lint-free towel.
  • Place the lens on the tip of your index finger and check to make sure it is the right way round (see below).
  • Use the middle finger of your other hand to hold the top lid up to stop you blinking.
  • Pull down the lower lid with your middle finger.
  • Look up and steadily move the lens towards your eye until you feel contact and the lens moves off your finger onto your eye.
  • Slowly release the upper lid, then the lower lid, rotate your eyes around a little and gently blink.

To check if a lens is the right way round, place it on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light. If it’s flatter and the edges flare out it’s inside out; if it looks more bowl-shaped and the edges are rounded like a cup it’s ready to be popped into your eye.

Removing

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and dry with a lint-free towel.
  • Use the middle finger to hold the top lid up to stop you blinking.
  • Carefully pull down your lower lid with your other middle finger.
  • Move your index finger steadily towards your eye until you touch the lens.
  • Slide the lens down onto the lower white part of the eye
  • With the ‘pad’ of your thumb and index finger pinch the lens gently to remove it.

We’ve included a few helpful videos here to help remind you how best to apply and remove your contact lenses. However, if you’re having any difficulties and want ‘the human touch’ just call in to see us and we’ll be delighted to spend some time refreshing your memory!