How to put in and remove contact lenses

Do you find it difficult to insert your contact lenses? Was your optician's instructions not clear enough ? We've talked to lots of experts and have come up with a list of tips that should help!

How to insert your contacts in 4 easy steps


1. Wash your hands: 

Use a neutral soap preferably (not perfumed)Then dry your hands thoroughly with a clean, lint-free towel.



2. Be sure they aren't inside out: Place the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up.

If the edges flare out, it’s inside out.



3. Now you're ready to start: Place your lens on the tip of your index finger of the hand you write with and position your head slightly tilted downwards, try to focus on the lens. With your other hand, hold up your upper eyelid with your finger. Don't blink for a few seconds, we know it’s hard. Pull down your lower eyelid with the second finger of your writing hand.


4. How to insert your lens: Keep a focus on the lens and bring the index finger close to your eye until the lens slips onto the eye. It’s important to fit the lens in eye centre and not on the white of your eye.
Then look up and down moving your eye only. The lens will be settled by itself. If you still feel it, you can gently move it a bit making some little circles with your finger and fixing it.
If you feel that the lens is dropping out instead, look down and up until you find the match with your eye.Once it is softly adhered to your eye close it, for a better fitting.Then repeat the same for the other eye.
For a better fitting experience, don’t place the mirror in front of you but flat on the table, this allows you to look down when you fit it, and the fit will be faster.AND MOST IMPORTANT: STAY CALM, YOU WILL SUCCEED!


How to remove your contacts in 4 easy steps

1. Be sure that your hands are clean: Use a neutral soap preferably (not perfumed)
Then dry your hands thoroughly with a clean, lint-free towel



 2. Now you're ready to remove your lenses: Touch the lower edge of the lens with your finger. Then slide the lens down to the lower part of your eye.




3. Use your writing hand: Or you can squeeze the lens in your eye between your thumb and index finger and remove it. Repeat the same process with the other eye.




4. And at last...: If you're wearing reusable lenses you have to clean and disinfect them. If you're wearing daily lenses just throw them in the waste bin.




Fitting advice

Contact lenses help you look your best and enjoy great all-round vision. If you are new to contact lenses, don't worry, it's easy to get used to handling and wearing them. Your eyes will need a little time to adapt but you’ll soon forget they're even there!