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How To Remove Soft Contact lens - Tips And Precautions -

Soft lenses are very good for daily use. These are soft flexible lenses made up of good quality plastic. But the side effect of the use of this lens is that it requires more care, cleaning and frequent replacement.
 Follow the steps given below to remove your contact lenses and have them cleaned.

The directions Paper
Saline/lubricating solution
Soft towel

  1. The new contact lens is provided with a paper containing important instruction regarding the proper use and care during inserting and removing the lens. Save this paper and read it and follow it.
  2. Wash and rinse your hands before handling lenses. odourless (fragrance-free) soaps are better to use for this purpose.
  3. insert 2 or 3 drops of your saline solution or your lubricating drops in each eye 15 minutes before removing a soft contact lens. The lens will absorb water and become softer and will favour removal.
  4. Take out the right lens first, then the left, always.
  5. Look up, touch the lens, and let it slide down and over to the outside corner of the eye. The lens will bunch up, so it's easy to fold out with your fingertips and grab out of your eye.
  6. To remove a lens that you cannot get out with your fingertips, miniature suction cups are available at most medical shops and pharmacies. usually, these are used for the removal of hard contact lenses. But soft contact lenses can also be removed.
  7. Don't worry about a contact lens being lost in your eye; it can't happen. If it slides under your eyelid or becomes displaced, try looking in the opposite direction of where the lens is and nudge it with your finger on your lid, towards the pupil of your eye.

Read These Precautions:

  1. Be exact in following the directions that come with each lens-care product. If you have questions, ask your eye-care practitioner or pharmacist.
  2. Consider a thicker contact lens if thinner lenses (disposable and extended-wear lenses) are more difficult for you to handle. It's often hard to tell if they have folded inside out.
  3. Clean, rinse and disinfect reusable lenses each time you remove them, even if this is several times a day.
  4. Clean, rinse and air-dry the lens case each time you remove the lenses. Then put in fresh solution. Replace the lens case every 6 months.
  5. Work over a table with a soft towel covering the top. If you work over a sink, close the drain and use a washcloth to cover the drain area.
  6. Get your eye-care practitioner's OK before taking medicines or using topical eye products, even those you buy without a prescription.
  7. The risk of corneal ulcers for people who keep extended-wear lenses in overnight is 10 to 15 times greater than for those who use daily-wear lenses only while awake.
  8. Remember that the great majority of problems with contact lenses are due to improper cleaning, handling or wearing schedules.
  9. If the lenses should ever chip or crack, don't wear them.
  10. Gas-permeable contact lenses are much simpler to insert than soft contact lenses, but for some, more difficult to remove. Because they don't fold, you can't really grab them with your fingertips.

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