Removing Contact Lenses

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How do I remove contact lenses?

Removing Contact Lenses

Most new contact lens wearers find removing contact lenses to be easier than inserting them. New patients should receive advice from their eye care provider on how to properly remove contact lenses. The steps for removing contact lenses usually include the following:

• Wash hands thoroughly

• Insert rewetting drops if the eyes feel dry

• Pull the lower lid down with the index finger of the dominant hand

• Look up slightly

• Pull the contact lens downward towards the white of the eye

• Gently pinch the lens between the thumb and index finger

   

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