Contact Lens Care

Here are some tips, which will help you to insert and remove your pair of contact lens easily.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 13, 2003 21:09 IST

In order to ensure optimum eye health and to maintain a "fresh lens" vision, you must follow the care and cleaning regimen recommended by your eye care practitioner.

Lack of care and cleaning or improper cleaning of your contact lens will lead to the build-up of protein deposits, other dirt, debris, germs and micro-organisms on your lenses and apart from eye irritation and infection may cause red eye, discomfort, cloudy vision and in severe cases, impaired vision.

How to insert and remove your pair of contact lens easily?

What may at first seem difficult can become easy with a little practice. The following procedures will help you to insert and remove your pair of contact lens easily.

To put your lens on

    Rinse your lens in a multi-purpose or saline solution.

    Keep your head up and look straight ahead.

    Place the lens on the tip of your index finger. Pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.

    Look up steadily at a point above you.

    Place the lens on the lower white of your eye.

    Remove your index finger and release the lower lid.

    Look down. Close your eyes for a moment, and the lens will centre itself.

To take your lens out

    Put one or two drops of a lubricating or wetting drop in each eye. This will moisten the lenses and make them easier to remove.

    Look up and pull down lower eyelid your middle finger.

    Place your finger on the lower edge of your lens.

    Slide the lens down to the white of your eye.

    Squeeze the lens lightly between your index finger and thumb and remove gently.

    If the edges of your lens stick together, place a few drops of saline or multi-purpose solution on the lens and rub gently until the edges separate.


First Published: Aug 13, 2003 21:09 IST