For nearly five years one of the partners at our company, http://clecontactlenses.com resisted ordering contact lenses for his eyes. Despite the fact that the company sells tens of thousands of contact lenses and eye care related products each year, Chris couldn’t get comfortable with putting the contact lenses in his eyes and couldn’t get comfortable removing the contact lenses from his eyes.
“The damn things would stick to my finger tips and not go in my eyes so I just held off and kept wearing my old glasses.”
Finally, one day his partner Rob jokingly said he should be ashamed of himself for not having tried what thousands of our customers have been using for years…. contact lens removers.
Contact lens removers are a simple yet very effective device that come in many shapes, sizes and varieties. They are as simple as a mini plunger type remover that looks like a small piece of plastic with a hole on both ends
and can be as elaborate as a full insertion and removal kit
(check out these 2 quick videos to learn how to properly insert/remove both soft and hard contact lenses using a remover.)
Contact lens removers were pioneered by eye doctors and eye care professionals who saw the need to help solve a very common problem that hundreds of thousands of contact lens wearers experience – the difficulty in inserting and removing contact lenses. The insertion and removal process can be quite simple for most folks as the diameter of the lenses and finger tips are a right fit.
Additionally, most folks have the proper ocular shape and moisture composition. Unfortunately, many folks do have an issue that may make inserting or removing contact lenses more difficult. The level of moisture found in the eye can vary quite significantly. Additionally, the shape of either the eye or the finger tip can have an impact on how hard or easy it is to insert or remove contact lenses.
Lastly, the individual user’s ability and tolerance for “eye touch” – can vary dramatically. Some folks’ eye touch response mechanism is much more finely tuned and more sensitive, making it significantly more difficult for them to actually touch the eye. Touching the eye is a process necessary in properly inserting or removing the contact lens and if you are unable to touch your own eye effectively – you can resort to either having someone else insert or remove your contact lenses, which can be very difficult and even un-sanitary, or you can employ the help of a contact lens remover.
The most common and popular contact lens removers on the market today are the soft and hard lens removers like the ultra and magic contact lens removers (make this a hyperlink to our product page for same), the Lobob insertion and removal kit and the Softsert contact lens removal kit. There are also traditional contact lens tweezers which can be used to handle contact lenses as well.
The ultimate benefits for using a contact lens remover vary from user to user and for someone like Chris, a partner here – they are something he can’t live without. “I wouldn’t be wearing contact lenses if not for Rob’s prodding me to try the various contact lens removers we sell on our own contact lens websites.
For more information on contact lens removers, the insertion or removal of contact lenses or any eye care related questions – don’t hesitate to or call us at 1-877-536-7373