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How to put in contact lenses

If you’re reading this, you’re likely looking for the correct way to put in contact lenses. Congrats! You’re at the right place. Contact lenses are part of many people’s daily lives. Although it may seem a little challenging at first, putting in contact lenses will quickly become simple and easy. If you’re having trouble, don’t fret! You can always try again tomorrow. Here are the steps for how to put in contact lenses:

Wash hands before putting contact lenses on

Step 1

Before you start to put in your contact lenses, it’s important to wash your hands with warm water and soap. Preferably, stick to soaps that are non-scented/non-perfumed. After washing your hands, rinse thoroughly and dry with a lint-free towel.

Check to make sure your contact lens is not inside-out

Step 2

Double check to make sure your contact lens is not inside-out. Simply put your contact lens on your finger tip and hold it up to the light. You’ll know it’s inside out if the edges of the contact lens flare out. In addition, some contact lenses have a 1,2,3 indicator. If these indicators are backwards, your contact lens is inside out. If your contact lens looks like a bowl with straight edges, you’re good to go!

Open your eyelid with your fingers

Step 3

Gently, use one finger to hold your upper eyelid open. This will help minimize blinking or getting any eyelashes in the way. With another finger, gently pull down your lower eyelid.

Gently place the contact lens on the white of your eye and slowly close your eyelid

Step 4

Look straight up and gently place the contact lens on the white of your eye. As you put in your contact lens, slowly release your eyelid. Close your eyes and let the contact lens settle.

Open your eyes, look down and blink a few times to center the contact lens

Step 5

Open your eyes after letting the contact lens settle. Look down and blink a few times to center the contact lens.


Now that you’ve mastered how to put in your contact lenses, pat yourself on the back and feel proud for this achievement.

You’re all set to start your day with proper vision!


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