How To Take Your Lens Out – Lid Pinch
‘‘I can’t get my lens out!’’
These tips might help you:
1. USE A DROP OF SOLUTION
Try putting a wetting drop in your eye and then nudge the lens with the edge of your eye lid before you take the lenses out.
2. IT IS ALWAYS THE LIDS!
Your eyelids might be stopping you getting them out:
If you are using your LIDS to lift the lens off:
• Make sure your fingertips are on the LID EDGE and not rolling the lid edge away from your eye.
• Then push firmly against the white of your eye.
• Slowly move the lower lid against the lens edge.
• The lens will come off when air gets under the lens edge.
Benjamin (17): I realised that I wasn’t going to squeeze my eyeball!
But then when I thought about what I was actually going to do – push my eyelid under the side of the lens to break the seal – it suddenly made sense and worked. My brain let me do it. It doesn’t hurt, it’s a delicate movement, it’s quick and the lens comes out easily onto your lashes. So take your time and think about what you’re doing and you’ll figure it out quickly.”
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