July 4, 2012 | POSTED BY | Clinical Pearls

If you are having difficulty removing a rigid gas permeable contact lens from a patient, first ensure that you have good lid control and technique. If you cannot seem to control both of the lid margins to push out the rigid gas permeable lens simultaneously, consider just moving the superior eyelid downward while holding the inferior eyelid in place. By only moving the upper eyelid, it requires less coordination and the lens will fall out in such a manner that it will not scrape along the corneal surface.

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