Contact Lens Tutorial

Contact Lens Insertion

Step 1: Hand Washing

Always thoroughly wash your hands with warm soap and water before handling your contact lenses.

Step 2: Inspect the Lens

Before placing the contact lens on your eye, be sure to inspect it for any rips or tears. Also ensure that the lens is not inside-out. To do this, place the lens on the tip of your index finger and look at the edge of the lens. If the lens is inside-out, the edge of the lens will appear to flare-out to the sides. Some lens manufacturers also place numbers on the lens that will appear backwards if the lens is inside-out.

Step 3: Place the Lens on the Eye

If you are right-handed, place the lens on the tip of your right index finger. With your left hand, firmly hold the upper lashes (not the lid) to prevent blinking while inserting the lens. With the right middle finger, firmly hold down the lashes of the lower lid. Looking into a mirror, use your opposite eye to focus on the placement of the contact lens. Place the lens directly on the front surface of the eye. Once the lens is on the eye, gently blink and roll the eye in a circle.

Contact Lens Insertion

Contact Lens Removal

Wash your hands thoroughly before removing the lens. Initially, look up then slide the lens down onto the white surface of your eye. Use your thumb and forefinger to gently squeeze the lens and pull away from your eye.

Contact Lens Removal

Contact Lens Care

It’s very important to clean your lenses after wearing them. Carefully place the lens on the palm of your hand. Place several drops of a multi-purpose solution on and around the contact lens and gently rub the lens in a back and forth motion for about twenty seconds. Then rinse both surfaces of the lens thoroughly with a steady stream of the multi-purpose or saline solution.

Contact Lens Care

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