How To Remove Contact Lenses

Properly removing your contact lenses is an important factor contributing to the health of your eyes and the longevity of your contacts. After all, you want to be able to see the Flames beat the Oilers or the Calgary Stampede next summer. We all want to see those things with clarity so here’s our steps on how to remove your contact lenses.

At first the removal process may seem a bit tricky, however over time and with daily practice, you will find it becomes an easy step in your nightly routine. Below we have provided a step by step guide for removing your contacts safely and with ease.

Once you have filled up your contact case with fresh solution or saline, wash your hands with soap and warm water. Washing your hands is a crucial step in guaranteeing debris left on your hands does not end up irritating your eyes or damaging your contacts.


Make sure that you have thoroughly dried your hands. This will ensure accuracy and avoid slippage when your figures make contact with your lenses.

Using your non-dominant hand, place your fingers underneath your eyebrow and gently lift your eyelid up to allow for ease and visibility when removing your contact lenses.


With your dominant hand’s index finger and thumb, make a “pinching” gesture. This will allow you to control the contact and ensure safe removal on your first attempt.

Place your thumb and index finger on either side of the contact lens and slide it down toward the white of your eye for ease of removal.

Gently pinch the contact and remove it from the eye, perpendicular to your body. Try to keep your eye still during this process, so the contact is easy to obtain.

It is common for your contacts to become folded using this method. If that occurs, simply unfold your contact with the same finger you used to remove it, and place it in your case. If your contact is stubborn and remains folded, simply place it in your solution to let it rehydrate. You should have no trouble unfolding it after a few minutes. Contacts must be stored in solution unfolded to ensure proper sterilization. Make sure to follow the instructions on your solution/saline label for best results.

Great job! You have just successfully removed your contact lenses. Like most things, practice makes perfect, so it’s important to always remain calm and attempt this procedure in a well-lit room and in front of a mirror to guarantee success.

Contact us if you are looking for or require contact lenses in Calgary.

Deerfoot Mall Closing For Renovations

Our Deerfoot Mall location will be forced to close down on January 8th 2016 as the mall will be undergoing some major renovations. Obviously there is nothing we can do about this but we will still be serving patients at our Westbrook Mall location.

When reopened, Deerfoot Mall will be better than every. Here is what the Calgary Sun and Avenue Calgary have to say about the renovations.

Also be sure to check out the video below for a flyover of what the mall will look like.

“The 80-acre site, with over 1,000,000 SF of retail is undergoing a total transformation to become Destination: Deerfoot City. A master-planned retail destination is taking shape with shops, restaurants and entertainment purposefully positioned for an infusion of vibrancy, creating natural social zones that will bring people together all year long. The unique open-air streetscapes will be brought to life by stunning landscapes and beautiful architecture. With unparalleled access from Alberta’s busiest highway, Deerfoot City will be a regional lifestyle centre unlike anything Calgary has seen.”