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Old 01-28-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: VA
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Is there a secret method I'm not aware of here? How do you all do it so quickly? I've only been wearing contacts for a week or so and it takes me forever to get the little SOBs in. I got the removal part of the process down, takes me only a few seconds to get them out.

I wear soft contacts and it's a battle everytime I go to put them on in the morning.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: southern california
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well my optometrist found putting his knee in my chest helped facilitate application and removal but after several visits he brought forth that i was probably not an ideal candidate for contacts and that the whimpering and sobbing was most unmanly.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:31 PM
 
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I started wearing bifocal contacts a couple of months ago. I had a hard time starting, here are some tips that helped me- I'm right handed. Get a magnifying mirror . Use lots of wetting solution and put it on the finger you're using to put the contact on (I use my middle right) and put it on the contact. Open your eye with your ring right finger on the bottom and left ring finger on eyebrow. Aim right for the pupil. Blink. Good luck!
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You can look upwards a little bit if the idea of watching you stick yourself in the eye is too scary. Just make sure you blink right after to seal that sucker in there.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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practice, practice, practice! I have been wearing contacts for over 30 years (vanity, thy name is woman!) and it gets really easier the more you do it.
It freaks out my family the way I pop them in and out, trust me, you will get the hang of it!
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Getting them in is the easy part. Just aim and poke. Don't think about what you're doing.

Lately I can't get them out without the danged things sproinging all over the room.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I had to get my daughter to take them out when I first got them and she hadn't yet started wearing them! It sounds to me like you are not getting your finger close enough to your eyeball. Keep at it, it does get easier!
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow. I'm impressed. Usually getting them out is the feat.

I take them out of their solution, rinse them again with saline, dry my index finger and place the lens on it. I then use my left hand to keep my lids open and gently touch the lens to my eye. The little drop of saline that's still on it helps it glom off my finger and onto my eyeball. Easy peasy.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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The secret is the eye side needs to be wetter than the finger side. Touch the lens to your index finger, then remove it and wipe the finger dry. Put it back on the dry finger and place it against your eye. Most of the time the moisture on the lens will cause it to hop over onto your eyeball.
I find that the solutions that are more viscous work better for me than the thin watery kinds.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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well my optometrist found putting his knee in my chest helped facilitate application and removal but after several visits he brought forth that i was probably not an ideal candidate for contacts and that the whimpering and sobbing was most unmanly.
Oh, the whole time he thought it was just some sort of clinical foreplay...
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