Hey there, fellow contact lens wearer! If you’re a newbie or just looking for a refresher on how to put in contacts, you’ve come to the right place.
Step 1: Wash Your Hands
Before touching your contacts, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry them with a lint-free towel to avoid any stray fibers getting stuck to your lenses.
Step 2: Prepare Your Contacts
Open the contact lens case and remove one contact. Place it on the tip of your index finger, making sure it’s oriented correctly (it should look like a bowl with the edges facing up).
Step 3: Hold Open Your Eye
Using your other hand, hold open your upper eyelid. Use your middle finger to gently pull down your lower eyelid.
Step 4: Place the Contact on Your Eye
Bring your index finger with the contact lens close to your eye. Look up and place the contact on the colored part of your eye (the iris). Slowly release the contact and blink a few times to help it settle into place.
Step 5: Repeat for the Other Eye
Repeat steps 2-4 for the other eye. Don’t forget to switch hands so that you’re using your dominant hand for your dominant eye.
Tips for Easier Contact Lens Insertion
– If you’re struggling to get the contact to stick to your finger, try adding a drop of contact lens solution to the lens before picking it up.- If you’re having trouble keeping your eyes open or holding your eyelids in place, try leaning your head back slightly or using a mirror to help guide your fingers.- Don’t be afraid to take a break if you’re feeling frustrated or your eyes are feeling irritated. It can take some time to get the hang of putting in contacts, so be patient with yourself.
Removing Your Contacts
To remove your contacts, follow these steps:- Wash your hands with soap and water.- Look up and pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.- Use your index finger to gently slide the contact down to the white of your eye.- Pinch the contact between your thumb and index finger and gently remove it from your eye.
Putting in contacts can be a bit intimidating at first, but with practice, it’ll become second nature. Remember to always wash your hands, take your time, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Happy lens wearing! Until next time, bye for now!