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How to Easily Remove and Clean Your Contact Lenses

Updated on May 28, 2013
Remove your contacts and clean them: a step-by step guide.
Remove your contacts and clean them: a step-by step guide. | Source

Simple Steps to remove a Contact Lens

When you first get contact lenses, it can take hours to get used to putting them in and removing them. Fortunately, once you get used to it, it will only take a few seconds to insert and remove them.

Whenever you touch your eyes or your contacts, you must first wash your hands. To remove your contacts, first, wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a lint free towel. I recommend a lint free towel because regular towels and paper towels leave lint behind that can get into your eye and cause irritation.

To remove your contacts easily, start by removing the right one. Use your right hand to remove it (For the left eye, use your left hand). Take either your middle or ring finger and touch your contact lens. Your first reaction might be to close your eye, but don’t worry: touching the part of your eye where your contact is located will not hurt you:

Gently touch your contact with your finger
Gently touch your contact with your finger | Source

Gently move the contact to the far corner of your eye, so that it is on the white part of your eye:

Remove your contact lens hassle free
Remove your contact lens hassle free | Source

Then take your index finger and your thumb and place them on the top and bottom edges of your eye, so that they are touching the top and bottom of your contact. Make sure that you move your eyelashes out of the way:

how to remove a contact lens
how to remove a contact lens | Source

Your fingers should be gently touching your contact. Bring your index finger and your thumb together: you are essentially pinching the contact so that a small lip will form on your lens and you will be able to grab it. Pinch the lip with your fingers and slowly pull it away from your eye.

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How to Clean Your Contact Lenses

The simplest and most basic product to get when cleaning your contacts is a multipurpose solution. A multipurpose solution does the job of cleaning and disinfecting and it also is used to store your contacts. You can buy specific products that do these things individually, but unless you find that a multipurpose solution is not doing the job, having an all-in-one solution is the best option. It’s more convenient, it’s easier and it saves space.

Cleaning your contact lenses is a very important step in caring for your lenses as well as taking care of your eyes. It’s a good idea to clean your contacts every day. Over time as you wear contacts, tiny particles of protein will form and get stuck to your lenses. If you aren’t cleaning your contacts, you aren’t removing the protein that gets stuck to them. These tiny particles of protein accumulate over time and can cause pain and irritation. Cleaning your contacts is also important because it removes bacteria that can cause eye infections and irritations. When it comes to eye health, don’t fool around: taking good care of your contacts is good for your eyes.

To start, wash and dry your hands. Use a lint free towel to dry your hands. Then place your contact in the palm of your hand:

How to clean a contact lens
How to clean a contact lens | Source

Squirt contact cleaning solution on to the contact in the palm of your hand:

Cleaning your contact lenses in the palm of you hand
Cleaning your contact lenses in the palm of you hand | Source

Take your finger and gently rub your contact in circular motions for a few seconds. Then turn the contact over, add more solution and rub the other side of the contact:

Gently rub your contact in a circular motion to clean it.
Gently rub your contact in a circular motion to clean it. | Source

Once this is done, place your contact in it’s case. Make sure that you have enough solution that your contact is submersed in the liquid.

How to Clean Your Contact Case

When you change the solution in your contact case, it’s a good idea to clean your case out at the same time. Use some warm water and gentle soap to clean it out. Once it’s rinsed with soap and water, dry it with a lint free towel. Using a lint free towel is perfect for drying a contact case. Dry your case well and then add some fresh solution to your case.

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      tasyana 

      5 years ago

      i am pretty sure that i would never ever know in my life on how to do that.

    • Sue Bailey profile image

      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Excellent hub and good instructional pictures. Voted up, useful and shared.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      Great hub that's very useful for those that wear contact lenses. Your many images really help to show what people are supposed to do in order to correctly and easily remove their contact lenses and then how to clean said contact lenses.

    • dilipchandra12 profile image

      Dilip Chandra 

      5 years ago from India

      Good hub with useful information. Great work!

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