People Reveal Simple Trick to Take Contacts Out Without Using Your Hands

Anyone who wears contact lenses knows the struggle of getting them in and out, as your eyes often stream and your nails scratch your eyeball.

But it turns out there's a much simpler—and quicker—way to remove them without using your fingers, perfect if they're not clean or you've been chopping chillies.

A lens-wearer shared a tutorial to TikTok, which has gone viral after a fellow user shared the clip while testing out the method.

Mahea Ramos uploaded a video on Monday, which has since been viewed more than 45 million times.

Ramos follows a step-by-step guide posted by Lalaleluu, who demonstrates the technique.

First you need to keep your eyelids open, then look to one side and blink, which should force your contact out.


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♬ original sound - Mahea Ramos

Lalaleluu, who took both of hers out in the short video, explains: "You pull up and down, you look to the side and then you blink. That worked so well.

"That's the easiest way to take out contacts. I'm so proud of myself. I still struggle with putting them in, but I'm a master of taking them out now. Hope that helped."

Ramos followed suit and her lens popped out with minimal effort, as she looked shocked.

She captioned the video: "The way I struggled with taking out contacts all these years."

Scores of lens wearers have thanked the pair for widely sharing the tip, with Vicky writing: "I've been wearing contacts for 5+ years and just struggle taking them out whenever I get my nails done, why isn't this more well known, thank you."

A fellow fake nail wearer agreed, with Fitz & Smalls saying: "And this whole time I was stabbing my eyes with my acrylics."

Agreeing, Sammi Castiel Dean commented: "Ya'll if I had known about this trick I would have begged for contacts years ago."

Noobmaster69 declared: "Girly you really out here changing everyone's life."

While I hate myself too wrote: "This is gonna be my new party trick."

In shock, King Rico thought: "Wait what.. So this whole time I been digging my eyes out when I could have just done this."

Looking forward to a fresh start, Quinn declared: "I've avoided contacts all my life because I was afraid of taking them out.. And it's this easy?"

Another longtime wearer, Jill, added: "I've literally had contacts for 5 years now and I never knew this."

And people were desperate for a hack to put them in with ease too, with Shayne Monsanto asking: "What's an easy method to get them in?"

Woman's finger with contact lens.
Stock image of a woman's finger with a contact lens. A tutorial is going viral online teaching people how to remove lenses without their fingers. ergeyryzhov/Getty iStock