How do you remove soft contact lenses?


Quick Answer

To remove soft contact lenses, pull down on the lower eyelid of one eye, slide the lens to the lower end of the eye with your index finger, and lightly squeeze the lens with your thumb, pulling it out of the eye. Repeat this procedure for the second eye.

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Full Answer

It is important to wash your hands with soap and warm water prior to removing soft contact lenses to help prevent damaging the lens or introducing debris into the eye. Another helpful tip is to always remove or insert the same lens first to avoid accidentally switching contact lenses between the eyes.

After the contact lens has been removed from the eye, it should be thoroughly cleaned and then stored in its case with fresh solution.

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