How To Put In Contact Lenses
It might seem difficult at first, but learning how to put in contact lenses is easy and just takes a little practice. Contact lenses are great for people who don't want to wear glasses all of the time. Vanity aside, sometimes contacts are better to wear when you're playing a sport or get tired of foggy lenses when going from air-conditioned indoor environments to outdoors in the summertime. Contacts allow people to see your face without obstruction and give you more options for your appearance. Putting in contacts can take a little getting used to, but before long, you should be very comfortable with the procedure.
To put in contact lenses, you need:
- Clean, dry hands
- Contact lenses
- Contact lens multi-purpose solution
- Lubricating eye drops for contacts
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Rinse very well, and dry your hands with a lint free towel, if possible.
Put a drop of lubricating eye drops for contact lens wearers in each eye to lubricate your eyes before proceeding.
- Remove one contact lens from its packaging or from your contact lens storage container. Use your index finger to gently pick the lens up from its container and gentle slide it into the center of the palm of your other hand.
- Drop a few drops of multi-purpose solution onto the contact lens in your palm. Gently rub the surface of the lens with your index finger.
Use a couple more drops of multi-purpose solution to rinse the lens and tilt your hand to drain away excess solution, taking care to not lose your lens.
- Use your index finger to scoop up the lens from the palm of your hand by sliding it carefully underneath the lens. Now, the lens should be resting on the tip of your index finger and ready to insert.
- Carefully, pull down slightly, your lower eye lid with the index finger of your free hand, while bringing the contact lens up to be inserted. Slowly, just barely, touch the lens to your eyeball and it should want to cling to the moisture there. It almost inserts itself at that point.
Keep your eye open until the lens clings to your eyeball and then add another drop of eye lubricant and blink.
Repeat with the other eye.
Always follow your eye doctor's order when dealing with contact lenses. A nasty eye infection is something you want to avoid!