We all love sexy nails and gorgeous contact lenses, but it's important to remember that handling these two items at the same time comes with a few extra risks. It's easy to accidentally scratch your eye with long nails, and you can damage your contacts by poking them in or rubbing against them as you remove them.
Fortunately, there are many methods that can help you safely take out your contacts with long nails. First, make sure your hands are clean and free of dirt or makeup. Then, use a nail file to smooth any rough areas on your nails, and trim them as needed to avoid scratching. Finally, lay a solid-colored towel down in your sink bowl so that if you do drop one of your contacts, it's easier to find.
Some contact lens removal methods won't work with long nails, such as the popular pinching method. But there are other ways to get your contacts out, like the rolling method. This involves placing the index finger on top of the contact lens and using your thumb to push down on the bottom of the lens, which will cause it to roll over and be pushed out, similar to eyelashes.
If you can't quite master these techniques, you might want to try asking a friend with shorter nails to assist. They'll probably be more than happy to do it, and it might be a lot less painful for your nails in the long run than trying to manage them on your own.