Learn How To Safely Put Contacts Into Your Eyes For The First Time

Contacts can be a great way to improve your vision without having to wear glasses, but they can be a bit tricky to put in the first time. Knowing the proper technique for putting contacts into your eye will allow you to do the job quickly and easily. The following guide walks you through the proper technique for putting in your contacts.  

Wash Your Hands

When you go to put contacts into your eye, you need to be sure that your hands are clean. Anything that is on the tips of your finger will stick to the contacts and then go directly into your eye. Be sure that you thoroughly rinse the soap from your hands and allow your hands to air dry before continuing. If you use a towel to dry your hands, small fibers from the towel can stick to your hand and then get on your contacts.

Clean the Contacts

Dip your finger into the holder containing the first contact you want to put in and scoop it onto the tip of your finger. Place the contact into the palm of your hand and add contact cleaner. Swish the contact around to make sure that there is nothing stuck to it. Place the contact onto the tip of your right index finger and make sure that it has a bowl shape with all edges facing upwards. If any sides are bent, the contact is upside down and needs to be flipped.

Wait a Few Seconds

Contacts are designed to stick to the wettest surface they touch. This is why you are not supposed to wear contacts when you swim or shower[,] because they can slide right out of your eyes because of how wet your surroundings are. You need to be sure that you wait a few seconds for your finger to dry a bit before trying to place your contact in your eye. The contact will have solution on all sides of it so it will still be wetter than your finger.

Place the Contact

Go over your forehead and use the tip of the middle finger on your left hand to carefully pull the eyelid on your right eye up. Use the tip of the middle finger on your right hand to pull the edge of the bottom lid on your right eye down. Carefully press the contact lens that is located on your right index finger against your eyeball. Slowly look left, right, up, and down and then close your eye. This ensures that the contact has a second to properly stick to your eye.

Repeat the process for your other contact to get it into place. Be sure that you take proper care when wearing your contacts and only wear them for the specified time the package indicates. If you wear your contacts too long, it could irritate your eye and cause you to experience pain.

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