Don’t let concerns about the difficulty of inserting or removing contact lenses hold you back from considering them as a corrective eyewear option. Today, Vienna Eyecare Center provides detailed instructions on how to properly apply and remove your contact lenses.
Putting Them On
First, wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial or non-perfumed liquid soap. Rinse your hands completely and dry them with a lint-free cloth or towel. Then, inspect your lenses. Each lens should look like a bowl with smooth edges. To get a good look, place the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light. If the edges are flared, this means your lens is inside out.
Gently hold the upper eyelid with one hand to prevent blinking or your eyelashes getting in the way as you insert the lens. Afterward, carefully pull down the lower eyelid with your other fingers. During your eye exam, your optometrist will instruct you to look upward as you put one lens on your eye. Release your eyelid and close your eyes for a few seconds to allow the lens to adjust and settle. Repeat the same steps as you apply the other lens.
Taking Them Out
Once again, start with thorough handwashing. Next, position your index finger near your eye and touch the lower edge of the lens. You may use the other hand to pull up the upper eyelid as you do this step. Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger to pull it out. Repeat the same steps as you remove the other lens. Clean and disinfect your contact lenses with our prescribed lens solution before storing them in their case. If you’re using daily disposable lenses, simply dispose of them.
For reliable optometry products and services, turn to Vienna Eyecare Center. Apart from contact lenses, we also offer eyeglasses, LASIK co-management and more for your improved vision. Get in touch with us today at (703) 688-7003 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve various VA communities, including Fairfax, Reston and Tysons Corner.