Dr. Louis A. Espejo, Rockville MD 1060 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-294-0883

Insertion and removal of Contact Lenses


These instructions will help you learn how to insert and remove your contact lenses.

1. Place the wet, clean "right" lens on the tip of the index or middle finger of your dominant hand (if you're right-handed this would be your right hand), and pull down the lower lid with the middle or ring finger of the same hand. Use your other hand to hold the upper lid firmly open.

2. Look directly at the lens or look directly into a mirror and place the lens directly on the cornea (the large coloured circle in the centre of your eye).

3. Slowly release your hold on the lid. If there are any air bubbles beneath the lens, close your eye, and with the eye closed, roll the eye gently. Another way of getting rid of air bubbles is to massage the lids very lightly. Under no condition, however, should your rub your eyes.

Removing the lens:

Look up. With middle finger, hold down lower lid. Use forefinger to slide lens to lower part of eye. Pinch lens with thumb and forefinger and remove without excessively folding the lens.

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1060 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
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1060 Rockville Pike (1/4 mile north of Congressional Plaza)

1060 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone (301) 294-0883 | Fax (240) 453-9394
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 12-6pm

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