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Unlike hard contact lenses which can break if they are pressed on too hard, soft contact lenses are more likely to tear during handling. Tearing a soft contact lens is usually not a tremendous problem if you have a spare pair to replace the torn lens but it can become costly if the lenses are frequently torn during handling. Although tears are likely to happen, they can be greatly reduced in frequency by simply handling the contacts with care during cleaning, insertion and removal. Cleaning and drying your hands thoroughly before handling and rubbing the contacts gently during cleaning will help to avoid tears in the contact.