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How to take out Stuck Contact Lenses from the Vials?

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Consumers are usually frightened by losing a lens behind their eye which is technically impossible. Eye socket has a unique anatomy that does not let a contact lens to permanently get stuck in your eyes. Unfortunately, sometimes you do not get this far and find your contact lenses stuck in the vial instead. Read below to safely take out your stuck contact lenses from the vial.

2 Steps to Take Stuck Contact Lenses out of the Vials without damaging them

Though itโ€™s a rare happening for contact lenses to get stuck in the vials; one must stay prepared to meet any of the challenging situation. Contact lenses are usually sold in the vials (glass bottles/jars) sealed pack where they are meant to float and suspended in the solution. The solution is responsible to keeping them sterile & hydrated. Unfortunately when lenses do not move for months during storage in the warehouse, they may adhere themselves to either of the wall or the bottom. Donโ€™t let the disappointment kill your excitement of receiving your lenses. Upon finding them glued to the vials the first thing you must do is to shake your vials gently. If this doesnโ€™t get your lenses moving, go for the following:

1.Using Luke Warm Water

This is tried & tested. Soak the unopened vials in lukewarm water (about 40-50 degrees Celsius) for 5 to 6 minutes and allow the vials to swiftly float in the water. The warm water will make lenses detach themselves from the vials. If still nothing noticeable happens, please shake your vials gently again to help them moving.

2.Using Tweezers


If nothing seems to work; break the seals. This is the last thing you would want to do with your stuck lenses. Using tweezers, softly try to remove the stuck lens from the vial. Soak it in the regular contact lens case; submerged in the solution. Bathe it in the solution overnight. The next morning inspect your lens for any damage or tucks. If you suspect any unusual notch or chewed edges, just take a clear picture & send to us claiming for your replacement.

Defected lenses are cut in halves when claiming for the replacement

Usually a lens that has remained stuck for quite a while but rescued properly will stay undamaged. However, never rule out the probability of lenses being damaged. Sometimes a flawed lens will stick itself to the vial which means you should not risk your eyes trying to try it for the sake of few bucks you spent. Better safe than sorry. Check out our Return & Exchange policy or place your order fearlessly for we are here to cover you in blue!