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3 Tricks for Quicker Contact Lens Insertion & Removal

By • Dec 28th, 2014 • Category: General Eye Health

Sound Eye and Laser specializes in comprehensive LASIK surgery, but we also offer full-service ophthalmology and an optical shop. Because we can serve our patients’ vision throughout every stage of their lives, we know about some of the struggles that arise with people starting out with contact lenses. We thought we’d share a few easy tips for quicker contact lens insertion and removal:

  1. Check the Shape

You can easily tell which side you’re holding your contact lenses by checking the shape of the lens on your finger. A perfectly round bowl-shape is the proper side to insert your contact, whereas a droopy and uneven bowl indicates a reversed lens.

  1. Wash Your Hands

Before you insert or remove your contacts, it’s a good idea to wash your hands to remove all oils and dirt that might interfere with the process or hurt your eyes. Also, to ensure your lenses are always clean and protected from damage, change the solution in your case after every time you take your contacts out.

  1. Keep Your Fingernails Short

Because you’re placing your fingers very close to your eyes, it’s important to keep your fingernails trimmed and dulled to avoid slipping and scratching your eye. It also helps during the early stages of learning how to insert and remove your contacts, as long fingernails can interfere with the removal process if you’re using the “pinching” method.

Contact Sound Eye and Laser for more information about contact lenses or our other services. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, use our form here.

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