Before removing contact lenses, hands should be washed thoroughly. Do not insert a contact lenses standing over an unplugged sink, since dropping a lens can result in it going down the drain. Prepare the lens case with solution before the lens is removed, always beginning with the same eye.
Looking upward increases comfort when removing contact lenses. Contact lens removal can be accomplished by pulling down the lower eyelid and gently squeezing the contact as it slides away from the center of the eye toward the white part of the eye. Practice increases proficiency in contact lens removal, though special tools are available to help if needed.