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Welcome to Duette® Hybrid Contact Lenses!  Soon you'll be able to experience the great vision of these unique lenses.

There's no denying trying contacts takes some getting used to. But when you're ready for contacts, they become a part of your daily routine, and as with any new habit, it just takes a little practice.

Set yourself up for success by utilizing these tips to help you become an expert in the process of applying and removing your lenses, prior to receiving your lenses from your eye care practitioner. Then you'll be ready to enjoy the vision and comfort of your
new lenses right away.

Before You Start

  • Relax! Putting in and taking out contacts may feel strange at first, but once you practice a few times, it will be like second nature.
  • Wash your hands with a soap that is free of oils or lotions and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
  • Check to ensure lens is clean and damage-free.
  • Be sure to handle your contacts in the same order each day to avoid mixing up the right and left lenses.
  • Avoid using oil-based cosmetics, hand soaps, or lotions. Oil-based products can permanently damage the surface of your contact lenses.

Duette Application



Always wash your hands with mild soap and dry them well with a lint-free towel before handling the lenses.  It's a good idea to handle your lenses in the same order each time to avoid getting them mixed up.

Putting in Duette lenses is like putting in a soft contact lens.

Place the lens on the tip of your finger. A drop of preservative-free lubricant can be added to the bowl, if desired.

Pull down on your lower lid and gently place the lens on your eye. Slowly release your eyelid and blink several times.

Duette Removal

"Tissue Trainer" Method

First, practice removing your lenses with a tissue. The tissue should make removing these moist lenses easy, and can always be used as a "back-up" removal method if needed.



Place the tissue over your forefinger and thumb.

Using a strong narrow pinch, with the fingertips at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions on the lens, and apply slight pressure.

Wait for a "1, 2" count and then roll fingertips together and back toward the palm of the hand.

DRY Finger "Pinch" Method



Once you are comfortable and confident using a tissue to remove your lenses, you can practice removing the lenses without the tissue, using a strong narrow pinch with very dry fingers (in the place of the dry tissue).  Using one hand, pull your upper lid back.

Using your finger on the opposite hand, pull down your lower lid gently.

Place very dry fingertips at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions on the lens and apply slight pressure.

Wait for a "1, 2" count and then roll fingertips together and back toward the palm of the hand.

Fingers need to be dried with a towel between each removal attempt. Rubbing fingers together until heat is felt from the friction will also ensure your fingers are completely dry.

Additional Tips

As a general rule, contact lenses are the wettest when they are first inserted in the eye; therefore, this is when they may be the most challenging to remove. Lenses that have been "on eye" for five minutes or more generally have fewer tears covering the lens surface and are easier to remove.

Some lenses have Tangible® Hydra-PEG coating. This coating is designed to create a more lubricious and wettable lens surface to contribute to increased comfort. The more "slippery" lens surface may also initially make Tangible Hydra-PEG-coated lenses more challenging to remove but with a little practice, you should quickly adjust to your new lenses.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Once you receive your lenses in your eye care professional's office, you may want to practice the "removal technique" with the lens on your knuckle, to get familiar with the lens, and where to "pinch" for simple removal. With a little practice, you'll quickly get the hang of the lens removal, and be on your way to experiencing the clarity and comfort of Duette hybrid lenses!

How-To Videos

Learn more about seeing your best with Duette lenses by watching the videos below. View these videos to learn how to apply, remove and care for Duette contacts.

Lens Handling & Care


Lens Handling & Care Brochure


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Duette Progressive

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I have struggled for years with my contacts and the comfort. I thought I would just have to live with the issues I was experiencing. After putting Duette lenses in for the first time, I was ecstatic with the clarity and comfort. I can’t express how grateful I am that I didn’t allow my frustration with contacts to hold me back from trying these lenses. I am extremely happy with them. Happy that I don’t dread putting my contacts in everyday!! Thank you! 

Kandy Duette Wearer

Removal became very easy once I learned the 'tissue technique.' I have never found this removal method to be an inconvenience at all. It has been well worth incorporating the tissue technique into my contact lens regimen to fully enjoy all the benefits of Duette Lenses.

John Duette Progressive Wearer