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Contact lenses : help needed!

How do you put those goddamn things in and how do you take them back out?

I have these soft lenses for a good while now and I still haven't mastered the trick to put them in or take them out. The Ophtalmologist told me it wouldn't be easy cause apparently I have small and not very protruding eyes. Mix that with my impatient nature and you get .

I have less problems with my left eye though, it's far more cooperative than the right one.

So does anyone have some tips or tricks for me?
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How do you put those goddamn things in and how do you take them back out?

I have these soft lenses for a good while now and I still haven't mastered the trick to put them in or take them out. The Ophtalmologist told me it wouldn't be easy cause apparently I have small and not very protruding eyes. Mix that with my impatient nature and you get .

I have less problems with my left eye though, it's far more cooperative than the right one.

So does anyone have some tips or tricks for me?
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I thought about it but someone (slap@Susie) told me some horrible stories so I'm not very keen to have surgery.
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O o I want to here the horrible stories

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Well it seems like you can smell the laser burning your eyes...
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Wtf *note to self: never NEVER get eye surgery*

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LMAO at the laser surgery stories! Urban legends I say.

I know a lot of people who had laser surgery and are really happy with the result. I never heard any of those stories.
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I just got my monthlies last week and here's what I do.

Putting them in- I just hold up my eyelid by the base of the lashes with my second finger on my left hand and hold down the bottom one with the middle finger of my right hand and plonk the damn thing right onto my eye with the second finger of my right hand (sorry, I don't know the technical terms for fingers! ). Mind you, it's still a little hit or miss, esp. with my left eye. Just make sure it's moist etc and always use a mirror and try to look straight ahead and don't turn your eye.

Taking it out- look straight ahead, set your finger on the lens and roll your eye up so the lens goes onto the while of your eye. Then squeeze it with the pads of your fingers and it should just squidge out. Well it works for me anyway cos usually it's too dry to just squidge it straight out.

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Luna's technique looks just like mine and it's the way I have been shown to do it. It can be difficult at first, but you will get use to it with some practice and like a lot of other things, you will do it automatically.
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I use the same method to put them in but I'm still too much of a wuss to plonk it straight in lol. Besides, my eyelashes get in the way all the time.

Hmm I have to try that method to take them out.
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Jesus, how long are your eyelashes? If you hold them right at the base then it should be okay although they do slip out of your grip sometimes. So much bloody hassle although I guess they're worth it cos I like being able to see without my damn glasses.

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I use the same method to put them in but I'm still too much of a wuss to plonk it straight in lol. Besides, my eyelashes get in the way all the time.

Hmm I have to try that method to take them out.
Don't be afraid to open your eyes wider and your lashes won't get in the way.

You will get use to the feeling of putting them in. Now, I can move my lenses with my finger whenever they feel uncomfortable.
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Ok

to Put it in: Put your eye up get it on the white part of your eye and when u think u have got it in put ur eye down and shut ur eye if it didnt work do it again

Take it out: get ur fingers ight in ur eyes and pull them out with ur nails
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Well, like I said, I have small eyes so I can't open them very wide.

You should see me in front of the mirror trying to put them in. By the time I have decided I will go for it, my eye starts itching, I have to wink and the lenses end up against the mirror or in the sink.
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Ok

to Put it in: Put your eye up get it on the white part of your eye and when u think u have got it in put ur eye down and shut ur eye if it didnt work do it again

Take it out: get ur fingers ight in ur eyes and pull them out with ur nails
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I do want to keep my eyes you know....
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