Gas permeable contact lenses

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Placing your gas permeable contact lenses

  1. Always remember to wash and dry your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap, before inserting your contact lenses
  2. Using your most dominant hand place the lens on the tip of the first finger of your dominant hand ensuring your lens is slightly wet with solution
  3. Use second finger of same hand to pull down lower lid
  4. Use second and third fingers of other hand to hold upper lid, positioning lashes against eye socket
  5. Gently place lens gently onto centre of eye
  6. Move finger away from eye but continue to hold lids
  7. Release the lower lid, then the top

Removing your gas permeable lenses

Method One

  1. Always remember to wash and dry your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap, before removing your contact lenses
  2. Place forefingers of each hand on top and bottom lids at 12 and 6 o’clock positions, as close to the edge as possible
  3. Hold lids apart to expose all of eye
  4. Firmly press lids against the white of the eye. Push lids in and together (as if trying to push lids under lens) the lens should come out between your fingers 

Method Two

  1. Always remember to wash and dry your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap, before removing your contact lenses
  2. Open both eyes as wide as possible
  3. Place your forefinger in the outside corner of your eye – where top and bottom lids meet
  4. Firmly pull lids horizontally towards your ear but not up or down
  5. Blink, the lens will pop out either onto your lashes, the table, or your hand if you cup it under the eye

 

Cleaning your gas permeable lenses

  1. Wash your hands before handling lenses
  2. In the palm of your hand, gently rub each side of the lens on both sides with 6-8 drops of solution for 20 seconds
  3. Remove cleaner thoroughly rinsing as directed by your optician
  4. Place lens in storage case and cover each lens with a fresh supply of conditioning solution 
  5. Close the bottle tightly after use