Handling

Handling 2016-10-13T15:37:23+00:00

Insertion of soft contact lenses

Carefully remove a lens from its case, ensuring you select the correct lens for each eye.
Place the lens in the palm of your hand and add a little soaking solution.
Place the lens on your forefinger and look at the shape of the lens from the side.
This lens is inside out – note the shape of the lens at the edges.
This lens is the correct way round.
Using the second finger of one hand, gently raise the upper eyelid.
Using the second finger of the other hand pull down the lower eyelid slightly and gently place the lens onto your eye.

Removal of soft contact lenses

Before removing the lens, thoroughly wash your hands.
Look straight ahead and pull down the lower eyelid with your second finger.
Place your index finger on the lens and slide it onto the white part of the eye.
Pinch it off between your thumb and index finger

Insertion of Rigid Gas Permeable lenses

Remove the lens from the case, ensuring you select the correct lens for each eye.
Place the lens in the palm of your hand and add a little wetting solution.
Place the lens on the tip of your forefinger.
Using the second finger of one hand raise the upper eyelid.
Using the second finger of the other hand pull down the lower eyelid …
…and gently place the lens onto your eye.

Removal of Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses

Wash your hands thoroughly before removing your lenses.
For your left eye, place the forefinger of your left hand at the corner of your eye.
Place your right hand below the eye ready to catch the lens.
Watch again …
Stare wide and with your left forefinger pull the eyelid towards your ear …
… then blink.
The lens should just pop out of your eye.

Caring for your Contact Lenses

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