How to Remove HARD Contact Lenses EASILY | Doctor Eye Health

How to Remove HARD Contact Lenses EASILY | Doctor Eye Health


in this video I’m gonna show you how to
remove hard contact lenses easily! These are hard RGP or also known as rigid
gas permeable lenses and there’s three cool ways to remove them let’s take a
look hello and welcome I am dr. Joseph Allen
here from the Doctor Eye Health show helping people learn about the eyes
vision and finding the best vision product so if you’re new here to the
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don’t miss any of my future videos also this video is part of a series about
specialty hard contact lenses and if you want to learn a little bit more about
them then I will include that link to that entire video series in the
description below before we jump right into just want to say that it is best
for you to have already gone through a fitting course and how to put them in
and take out contact lenses at your local eye clinic or optical because
they’re gonna give you the hands-on training that you need in order to be
really successful with contact lenses this video is really just to support you
if you’re having a difficult time now the first step is always whenever you’re
handling contact lenses you need to wash your hands first and then dry them
completely because little microbes live in our hands and we want to make sure
that we don’t get those under our contacts and then into our eyes now to
actually show you the three different ways of how you can remove hard RGP
contact lenses I’m gonna first have to put an RGP contact lens into my own
eye and I’m it traditionally not a hard contact lens wear so I’m gonna cheat a
little bit and I’m gonna actually put a numbing drop into my eye just to make it
a little bit more comfortable so that I can actually show you the appropriate
way sometimes in the clinic to help fit specialty lenses we do use some of these
numbing drops us to make people more comfortable ultimately you don’t want to
actually get these drops and use them repeatedly over and over because people
who do that and abuse this actually can melt the cornea there’s a bonus tip
for ya – don’t abuse numbing drops now that we got it in let’s go over how
to take them out first a quick pro tip is that if you’re actually taking your
contact lenses out over a sink or in a bathroom somewhere I think it is best to
actually use some sort of a towel and actually place it in the sink over the
drain that way if you take your contact lens out and it falls into the sink it’s
not gonna actually slip down the drain because if it does you’re out of a
contact lens now the first method that I prefer is actually using one finger on
the top eyelid and then using another finger on the lower eyelid and you
basically kind of pinch a little bit underneath the lens from both the top
and the bottom and that can actually kind of push out the lens from the eye
so we’re gonna try it right here I’m gonna get in closer there we go so I got it out that took me
about two tries there but it came out pretty easily not actually put the lens
back in and will demonstrate that one more time okay I’m gonna hold the top
eyelid in the bottom eyelid here and the lens just pops right out now for the
second method is called the blink method and it this way a lot of people prefer
it and they find it very easy while some people have more challenge with it and I
believe it has to do with your lid tension if you have Bernie tight taut
eyelids then you might find this easier to remove the lenses this way where
somebody like myself my lids can be manipulated pretty easily so it gets a
little challenging what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna give it a try and if I
mess it up we’re gonna keep trying and trying until we get it right and
hopefully I’ll get it within the first two tries okay so I like to look
downward a little bit with this method I find that gravity helps it a little bit
but you touch the top eyelid here the corner of the bottom eyelid here to the
corner you pull your eyelid really tight and you blink and it pops out I actually
got that on the first try yeah okay we’re gonna try that again just as
another example so yes you grab the top eyelid pull it here to the side really
tight and then forcefully blink and oh it’s actually actually got it on the
second try too! sweet! again some people find the blinking method to be the
easiest I personally just struggle with it but yes that’s how you do it hey are
you getting value out of this so far if so smash that like button for me
thanks okay now the third method which is a way that I personally like to
remove lenses however it’s not for everybody and
probably most doctors prefer everybody to learn how to remove contact lenses
with their hands alone but this little device is called a DMV and it’s
actually a little plunger that can actually be used to suction onto a hard
contact lens and then just easily pull it off the eye the reason why most
doctors don’t like people learning how to use the DMV right away is the first
method is because you are putting another object onto the eye and if you
miss the eye or don’t do it correctly you could actually be putting suction
onto the eye and that could actually hurt the eye so it is important that you
learn how to use this correctly now most of these two plunger devices you can of
course buy directly from your my doctor some include it as a kit
whenever you’re getting fit for specialty contact lenses otherwise you
can certainly buy them in a big bulk supply buying online off of Amazon I
think it’s only just a few dollars but when using a DMV plunger like this you
do want to wet the plunger just a little bit with some disinfecting solution or
saline and then you actually want to place it on the lower 1/3 of the contact
lens and then when you pull off you pull slightly up and away and then the lens
should just lift off easily there you go are you able to see how that’s on the
lower 1/3 of that contact lens that’s about perfect now whether you are using
the first second or the third method to take out your contact lenses remember
that contact lenses are medical devices and it’s very important to listen to
your eye care professional regarding your contact lens use as well as
following the manufacturer’s instructions for whatever disinfecting
solution you are using to clean your contact lenses that is the only way to
protect your eyes your eye health and your vision overall so eye health
question of the day which one of these three methods works best for you which
one of these tips helped you out the most comment and connect in the section
below alright thanks for watching if you liked
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