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How to Insert Contacts

If you are new to wearing contact lenses, putting them into your eyes may seem like a daunting task. Not to worry, once you do it every day you will get used to it. Follow these simple steps to learn how to put in contact lenses.

1. Wash Hands

Use a fragrance-free hand soap and warm water to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Dry well with a lint-free, microfiber towel.

Wash Hands

2. Check Lens

If you have a different prescription in each eye, make sure to check the box and/or blister pack to ensure you’re putting the correct lens in the correct eye.

Check Lens

3. Take Out Lens

Use your fingertip to take out the contact. Check to make sure it is not inside out. If the edge of the lens is flared out, it is inside out.

Take Out Lens

4. Rinse Lens

If you aren’t using daily disposables, rinse your lens clean with multi-purpose contact lens solution.

Examine Eyes

5. Hold Eye Open

Place your middle finger of the hand that’s holding the contact below your eye and pull down gently, use the opposing middle finger to hold your eyelid open.

Examine Eyes

6. Insert Contact Lens

While looking into the mirror, slowly insert the contact with your index finger. Make sure that it’s centered directly over your iris (the colored part of your eye).

Examine Eyes

7. Blink

Release your eyelid and gently blink a few times until it feels comfortable.

Examine Eyes

8. Repeat

Follow these same steps again with your other contact lens.

Examine Eyes

If the contact feels uncomfortable after it’s in your eye, remove it, make sure it’s not inside out, rinse it with solution, and try again.

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