Contact Lens Removal Gas

What are contact lenses?
Contact lens is a small disc-shaped, curved glass which is made to fit your cornea size and is used for better eyesight. Contact lenses are mostly recommended to those who have short sightedness (near or far), presbyopia, astigmatism, and for other eye diseases due to ‘refractive errors’. However, many people use colored lenses to get a new, changed look.

Contact lenses are place on the eye directly and where they hover over the tears in front of the eye cornea.  A thin film of tears refrain the lens to touch the surface of the cornea.
Contact lenses are here for a long time and enough improvements have been made to make them comfortable and safe for your eyes.  Contact lenses are available in different types and with a large variety of contact lenses available, anyone can find just-the-right lens to suit his lifestyle. Contact lenses can even be used during those long office hours, during some sport, and even while you are asleep, but it is extremely important for you to keep your lenses clean to make them safe for your eyes.

This article is written with special focus on safely removal of gas-permeable contact lens but before that, a brief overview of different types of contact lenses:

gas permeable contact lensSoft contact Lens
Soft contact lenses are the thin lenses which are gel-like and quickly adapts to your eye shape. These lenses are extremely flexible and due to their soft material, they are kind to your eye. Soft contact lenses are gas-permeable lenses and fully allow the oxygen to get through from your lens. Soft contact lenses are available as daily-wear, extended-wear and, in colors too.

Hard contact lens
These contact lenses are classified as hard lenses due to the material used to manufacture them. Glass or polymer is often used to make these lenses. These lenses are more durable and more rigid than soft contact lenses. Hard contact lenses allow oxygen permeability and are not ‘hard’ for the eye.

Gas-permeable lens
Gas-permeable contact lenses are more rigid lenses but allow more oxygen to let your eye breathe. With proper care and regular cleansing you can wear gas-permeable lenses without getting them replaced except when your optician prescribe you not to continue wearing your old lenses. The only disadvantage which comes with the gas-permeable lenses is that they are less comfortable than the soft ones.

night and day contact lensRemoval of gas-permeable lenses
Each time you remove the lens make sure you have washed your hands properly to remove dust or any other dirt.  Readers please take notice – A fragrant soap should be avoided before removing the lens because the fragrance may add to your lens and cause irritation.

The most commonly used method to remove a lens is stare-pull-blink. You put your right hand on your under your left eye, with right hand move the eye skin to side wards and pull the lens, now blink. The lens would fall on your left hand. Switch the hands and do the same process for your right eye.
Some opticians often recommend a plunger to remove the gas-permeable lens to the beginners. Gently touch the plunger to the lens and pull it away from the eye.

Remember it’s impossible that your lens move behind your eye. Also, never try to remove lens with hands as it might cause a scratch on your cornea. Scratches on cornea are fatal and can cause permanent eye-sight problems.

Popular Types of Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses were introduced in the late 1970’s. While rigid gas permeable lenses (or RGP’s) are more rigid or firm than soft contact lenses, they mustn’t be confused with the old style of ‘hard’ contact lenses.

Gas Permeable Contact Lens
Also known as oxygen permeable contacts, gas permeable contact lenses are a lot easier to take care of then other types of contacts – including soft contact.

Quality Discount Contact Lenses Online
Extended wear contact lenses are used for overnight or continuous wear ranging from one to six nights or up to 30 days. There are also a few rigid gas permeable lenses that are designed and approved for overnight wear.

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