My eye feels uncomfortable, what do I do?
Stay very calm and gently slide the lens off-centre, blink and allow it to slide back into place. If it is still uncomfortable, remove the lens.
Rinse the removed lens thoroughly with saline or a solution as would have been recommended by your optician.
There are a few common reasons which could explain why the lens felt uncomfortable:
- the lens was inside out.
- if your vision is the issue, check that the lens hasn’t fallen out accidentally by teaching your cheek, face and cloth in front of you.
* Always carry your lens case filled with fresh soaking solution or saline unless you wear daily disposable lenses. This allows you to clean them on the go if need be.
* Keep your spectacles with you at all times.
* Never sleep in contact lenses, unless your optician has said this is ok for you to do.
How to remove contact lenses
* Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
* If you use a contact lens case ensure that it is clean and contains fresh solution or saline. Do not use tap water to clean lenses.
Essentially, you have to pinch the contact lens off of your eye
* Place your first finger and your thumb on opposite sides of the contact lens and gently slide it downwards so it moves to the white of the eye.
* Pinch the lens gently off the eye. you want to try not to squeeze the lens harder than necessary.
* If you notice the lens sticks together and remains stuck and folded – immerse it in the case to rehydrate. After a few minutes try to unfold it.
* Clean the lens as you normally do.
The contact lens won’t come out.
Seek help with your preferred optician or A&E.