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: 18 Apr 2019