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A Guide to Wearing Contact Lenses for Beginners

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Wearing Contact Lenses

So, have you ordered daily contact lenses? We hope that you appreciate them as much as we do. Before applying your contacts, please review the following helpful hints.

How to Wear and Take Off Contacts

Many packaging ensures that your contacts will always open facing the correct direction, without the need for fidgeting or flipping. This implies fewer steps and improved cleanliness, to begin with.

Ready? Here we go:

  • Wash your hands well, then dry them with a clean towel (or disposable paper towel).
  • To take up the lens, gently press your index finger against it. Begin with your right eye to establish a habit.
  • Check to see if it is damaged or unclean; if it is, dispose of it.
  • Use your other hand, middle, and ring fingers to gently elevate your eyelid.
  • Relax while looking straight ahead into a mirror.
  • Place the contact lens gently on your eye. It’s okay if the initial attempt isn’t always successful; there’s no rush.
  • After placing it, jiggle your eyeball to verify it is centred (you might feel the air leaving the underside of the Contact). Blink. Blink again.
  • Repeat for the second eye. It wasn’t so terrible, was it?
  • If you wear makeup, insert your contacts first to prevent mascara from smudging.

Now you’re prepared for extended wear! Your eyes should remain comfortable throughout the day, but if you desire a moisture boost, apply one or two drops of lens-safe moisturising eye drops occasionally.

How to take out your contacts:

  1. Just as crucial is taking the proper care while removing your Contacts as it is when inserting them.
  2. Wash your hands well, then dry them with a clean towel (or disposable paper towel).
  3. Gaze directly into a mirror and take a deep breath.
  4. With one hand, pull your lower eyelid down softly.
  5. Use the tip of your index finger on the other hand to slide the Contact to the bottom of your eye; it also helps to gaze slightly upwards!
  6. Pinch the Contact with two fingertips until it folds and is easier to grasp. Sharpen your fingernails!
  7. Take the contact lens from your eye and throw it away (don’t even consider wearing it again).
  8. Repeat for the second eye.

When to use Contact Lenses

There are instances in life when wearing contacts just improves the situation, such as:

  • In the gym, sweaty glasses are history.
  • Cooking — no more cloudy glasses.
  • While head-banging at a gig.
  • Anytime you want, essentially.
  • When not to use contact lenses

There are a few instances where, for reasons of cleanliness, it is crucial that you do not use contacts, such as:

  • When cleaning your face, taking a shower, or swimming.
  • If you cannot adequately wash and dry your hands before inserting or removing contacts. Certain settings, such as campgrounds, may be prohibited.
  • A period longer than your optician recommends (between 6-12 hours). This varies for each individual, so heed your optician!
  • When sleeping. Before going to bed, you must remove your contact lenses. This cannot be emphasised enough!

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