Steps for Wearing and Removing Contact Lenses

5 Steps to Wear Contact Lens:

Step 1: Wash Your Hands

Wash both hands thoroughly using plain neutral soap without any grease or lotion. Dry both hands using towels with no cotton/paper fiber.

Step 2: Scoop Out the Lens

Scoop the lens out of the case/blister with your finger bulb (fleshy part), placing the lens on the bulb of your index finger and make sure the edge of the lens curves inward.

Step 3: Move the Eyelids

Use the middle finger of the hand holding the lens to pull the lower eyelid down gently, and the other middle finger (or index finger) pushes the upper eyelid up gently.

Step 4: Insert the Lens

Looking straight forward, gently place the lens on the iris, which is the colored circle part of our eye.

Step 5: Complete the Process

Move your hands away and blink your eyes for a few times. The lens would move with the eye ball and stick to the center of the iris.

5 Steps to Remove Contact Lens:

Step 1: Wash Your Hands

Wash both hands thoroughly using plain neutral soap without any grease or lotion. Dry both hands using towels with no cotton/paper fiber.

Step 2: Move the Eyelids

Use the middle finger on the same side of the eye to pull the lower eyelid down gently, and the other middle finger (or index finger) pushes the upper eyelid up gently.

Step 3: Get the Hand Position Ready

The thumb and index fingers which to remove the lens come close to touch each other slightly, forming a "V", and the two bulbs are about one centimeter apart.

Step 4: Removing the Lens

Eyes looking straight forward, the two bulbs press gently on the lower part of the lens.

Step 5: Remove the Lens

Look upwards, leaving the lens on the lower white part of the eye. Pinch the lens gently with both finger bulbs and the lens would come off. Do not remove the lens when it’s on your iris to avoid injury to the cornea.