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Doesn't Work for Me; Try My New Removal Technique
on June 26, 2012
Doesn't work for me but seems to work for some people.
I have worn contacts for decades, all varieties: hard, gas perm, and soft. I never had any trouble removing soft lenses until a new pair that I was trying out. I never knew soft lenses could stick to your eye so tenaciously.
Each night I would slather my eyes and contacts with rewetting solution and after many tries and increasing desperation I would finally get the lenses out. So I researched removal gadgets and ordered this one.
I tried over several days to get this to work but I couldn't. It's pretty disconcerting for starters because it says to position the "tweezers" over the center of your contact, exert gentle pressure, and squeeze the "tweezers" together. So basically you're tweezing right over your pupil. Not for the faint of heart. And I am a veteran of contact handling, so much so that an optometrist once mentioned how little blink reflex I have.
Accidentally I learned a new removal technique that is working great for me. I don't use a mirror. (I always did before). I just look upwards and and use my thumb and index finger to grasp the bottom half of my lens and slide it downward and together. Sometimes I blink to help force the lens downward. My sense of touch lets me know when I've "got it" rather than my being distracted by what I see in the mirror. I haven't even had to use rewetting solution.
I don't have super long fingernails so if you do, maybe you'll be able to get this gadget to work, because I don't know what other options you have.