A contact lens is defined as a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. They can be also used for fashion, since you can get coloured lenses that change your eye colour. Here is how to insert and remove one:
How to Insert Contact Lens
- Wash your hands with soap and dry your hands completely with a towel until clean.
- Use a lens solution to clean your pre-used lens and remove dirt or debris. If your lenses are brand new, you can avoid doing this step.
- Always remove your right eye lens first so you don’t get confused with your lenses.
- Place the lens on the tip of your index finger after checking that the appropriate marker shows that the lens is not inside-out.
- Hold your upper eye-lid and make sure you don’t blink.
- Pull down your lower eye-lid with the free fingers of the hand holding the lens.
- Look up and then place the lens on the lower part of your eye.
- Remove your hands and close your eyes slowly.
- Blink naturally to allow the lens to centre.
- If the lens feels uncomfortable or irritates your eye, take it out and check for damage or debris. If the lens is damaged, then throw it away. Otherwise, use solution to rinse it and reinsert.
How to Remove a Contact Lens
- Wash your hands with soap and dry your hands completely with a towel until clean
- Looking up, pull down your lower eyelid.
- Touch the lower edge of the lens with your index finger.
- Slide the contact lens down to the white part of your eye.
- Using your thumb and index finger, squeeze the lens gently and remove it.
- Use the same procedure to remove the other lens.