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Contact Lens Care

How to remove your contacts

Here’s a step-by-step video to help you remove your contacts, whether it’s your first time or you just want a refresher

How to Remove Your Soft Contact Lenses

  1. Always wash, rinse and dry your hands before handling contact lenses
  2. Always insert and remove your contacts over a plugged sink – that way, if you accidentally drop a lens, you'll be able to find it easier
  3. Start with your right eye again to stay consistent and have your lens case open and ready, with fresh contact lens solution waiting
  4. Make sure the lens is centered on your eye. If your eye feels particularly dry, insert a few rewetting drops to lubricate your lens before removal
  5. As you look up, pull your lower eyelid down with the middle finger of your inserting hand
  6. Use your index finger to slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye
  7. Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger, and remove it from your eye
  8. Rinse the lens with contact solution, and put it into your lens case

Repeat these instructions to remove your left contact lens. Learn how to insert your contact lenses

TSA permits contact lens solutions to be carried on board a flight.

While a large bottle of
OPTI-FREE® Solution may be permitted by the TSA, we suggest picking up a 2oz travel size just to be safe!

View and print the TSA guidelines

An excellent combination

OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Rewetting Drops Packaging
Pair your OPTI-FREE®
PureMoist® Contact Lens Solution with OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Rewetting Drops for the ultimate in comfort.

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