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Do long fingernails and contact lenses get along with each other?

Question by Guest | 27.09.2012 at 20:58

I am wearer of soft contact lenses. I wear the lenses every day, every time I go out of the house. No one knows me wearing glasses.

Now I fancy with the idea to let me make quite long French Nails, because I really like such long beautiful claws.

However, I wonder whether and how that fits together with my lenses. If I take them out, I am actually getting frontal with my fingers into the eye and then pick the lens with my fingertips. If I had long nails, I would prick directly into my eye by doing so.

So here is just a question to all wearers of contact lenses and long nails. Is that compatible? And how do you do it?

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Lipstick

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It goes, I can do that also. In short: You have to keep your fingers parallel to the eye, so that the long nails are protruding out of the eye, and only the fingertips are touching the eye and the contact lenses. This allows you to remove the lens easily. The insertion is actually the same as the insertion with short nails, only that the lens must be hold more below the finger.

More about the techniques, I have already answered in the question How to insert contact lenses with long fingernails. Just read the answers of these thread to get more information.
29.09.2012 at 14:19

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This goes without further ado. I know many people, who have both long nails as well as they are contact lens wearers. I think, it's simply a matter of habit. Just give it a try.
29.09.2012 at 17:09

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Well, it is really no problem. Either, you can use one of the techniques which are all well described in the link posted by Lipstick, or you can take a small tool made of rubber, which you can get from your optician.
30.09.2012 at 09:58

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