Hi Jim, Good to see ya! One of these days I will figure out how to do the pic thing too!
I too use the solid lens remover, my eye doctor told me to use it, can't remember why she said to use it instead of the hollow one. It's been quite a while since I had any problem getting my lens out, have had both issues, plunger not sticking to lens and plunger sticking to lens and lens sticking to eye. I remember well how much it hurt when I pulled the lens of my eye when the lens didn't want to come off. Seems to me that the lens sticking to your eye isn't so much a problem of how you are removing the lens as it is with the lens fitting itself. I agree with Sara, seems like the fit isn't quite right. It's been about a year and a half since I got the lens so my memory isn't that great about the first few weeks I had the lens but it seems to that I couldn't feel the lens in my eye at all and wanted to keep it in longer then the doctor wanted me to. The fact that you say the lens didn't bother you to much, makes me wonder if it's the right lens for you. I got my lens a couple of weeks before Christmas and after Christmas tree hunting a few days before Christmas I took a nap in the truck with the lens in and didn't feel a thing. As I mentioned before it could just be that your eye needs a bit more time to heal and adjust. There are so many variables to this lens thing, hope you find what works for you soon!
As for taking out the lens, I made myself think about it more the last couple of nights so I could tell you what I do. I place the plunger in the middle horizontally and at the bottom of the lens vertically then slide it up to release the suction.
I haven't tried the goggles or moisture chamber, just use a regular eye patch. One of these days I might give the chamber a try along with not using eye ointment but for now I'm happy with what I'm doing!