Removing soft lenses
Make sure the lens is centered on your eye before trying to remove it. Cover the other eye; if your vision is blurred, the lens is either off center or not on the eye at all. Locate the lens with a mirror and re-center it.
- Pull Down Lower Eyelid:
Look upward, keeping your head level. Pull down the lower lid of your eye with your middle finger.
- Slide Lens Down:
While looking up, place the tip of your index finger on the lower edge of the lens and slide it down onto the lower white part of your eye.
- Pull Lens Off Eye:
Still looking up, squeeze the lens gently between your thumb and index finger. Gently remove the lens from the eye.
Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 24 Apr 2015, Last modified: 17 Jul 2019