How to put in your contact lenses

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How to put in your contact lenses

  • thoroughly wash and dry your palms with soap and towel
  • Rinse your lens with technique to eliminate any trace of particles. (if you’re using a brand new lens, take them out of the package )
    tip: to keep away from mixing up your contacts, continually apply and dispose of the lens startin from your right eye first.
  • In a properly-lit place, spread out a clean gentle cloth or towel and if possible use an adjustable magnifying mirror
  • Place the contact on the index finger you’re most comfortable with using. Make sure that the contact is sitting hollow-side up on your fingertip with none of the side walls sticking to your finger.
  • Gently pull your skin away from your eye. Use the index finger of your opposite hand to pull your upper eyelid upward; use the middle finger of your dominant hand (i.e. the one with the contact on it) to pull your lower eyelid downward. As you become more experienced, you’ll be able to do this just by pulling down your lower eyelid.
  • Move the contact towards your eye calmly and steadily. Try not to blink or move jerkily. It may help to look upwards. It's also advised to not focus the eye that you're putting the contact into; this will make it easier to place the lens.
  • Gently place the contact on your eye. Make sure it is centered over your iris (i.e. the circular, colored part of the eye), gently sliding it over your eyeball if necessary.
    If this method is difficult you can also close your eye and look around (up, down, left, and right) to center the lens.
  • Let go of the skin around your eye and blink slowly so as to not dislodge the contact. Take note of any pain or discomfort you may have. If you think that something may be wrong with your contact, remove and fully cleanse it, then try again.

- Repeat the process with the other contact. When finished, pour contact solution from the case into the sink and close the contact case.... How to put in your contacts

Correct side of the lens.

Hold your finger at eye-level. If the contact looks like a bowl or a sphere cut in half, it is correct. If the edges are flaring out, then it is inside out. Make sure to handle the lens on the skin of your finger, not the nail of your fingertip. It might be easier if you put a little bit of solution on your finger where you intend to hold the contact lens. If it’s a soft contact lens, make sure that it isn’t inside-out. It sounds obvious, but sometimes it's difficult to tell. While it’s still on your finger, inspect the lens for rips, tears, or debris. If dust or debris is visible, rinse with lens solution.

Contact lenses, how to put them out