How to insert contact lenses – Get Contacts

A simple guide on how to put in contact lenses easily.

Congratulations! Choosing to wear contact lenses is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. It might be hard to imagine life without glasses, but we can assure you that this next step will change your life in ways you could never have imagined. First and foremost, you should learn how to insert your contact lenses correctly.

A few tips for beginners on how to insert contact lenses:

The first step is to wash your hands

It is more important than ever to avoid touching your eyes or contact lenses with unwashed hands. Wash your hands with fragrance-free soap and dry them with a microfiber towel to prevent lint or fuzz from getting into your eyes.

The second step is to open your contact lens case one side at a time

Open and manage only one contact lens at a time to avoid losing or damaging any of them. It's a good idea to establish a routine regarding which eye you'll begin with.

The third step is to remove the contact lens carefully

Be careful when removing your contact lenses from their cases. You should gently press your finger down on the contact lens until it transfers to your finger, then transfer the contact lens into your palm. NOTE: If your contact lens gets stuck in the case, gently tap the side of the case until it comes out.

The fourth step is to rinse your contact lenses

If you are using contact lens solution, rinse your contact lens by squirting a small amount of liquid over it while it is cupped in the palm of your hand. Make sure your lens is free of any fine debris. Now that it's completely clean, you can now insert your contact lenses.

The fifth step is to place the contact lenses

The contact lens should rest on your index finger like a bowl, whether you have colored contact lenses or normal contact lenses. With your other hand, gently pull down your lower eyelid. While your eyes might blink uncontrollably at first, with practice, this will become easier. You can now place the contact lens directly over your iris. It should easily slip onto your eyeball. Blink your eye a few times to make sure your lens is firmly in place.

That's all! It's time to repeat the same steps with the other lens now that you're done with the first.

With contact lenses, you can live life more freely than you can with glasses. There should be no discomfort or pain when you wear them. Consult your doctor if there is any discomfort or pain. For maximum comfort, you should also carry eyedrops with you.

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