Putting in contact lenses can seem intimidating at first, but with practice and patience, it can become a routine part of your daily routine! Here are the general steps for putting in contact lenses:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel.
- Remove the lens from its case and inspect it to ensure it is not damaged or inside out.
- Place the lens on the tip of your index finger, making sure it is correctly oriented with the edges facing upward.
- Use your free hand to hold open your eyelids.
- Look up and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye.
- Slowly release your eyelids and let the lens settle into place.
- Blink a few times to help the lens adjust to your eye.
- Repeat the process for the other eye.
Some additional tips that may help:
- Try to avoid touching the lens with your fingernails, as this can damage the lens or scratch your eye.
- If you're having trouble getting the lens in, try looking up or down to change the angle of your eye.
- If you have trouble keeping your eye open, try using your non-dominant hand to hold your eyelid open.
- If the lens feels uncomfortable or you experience any pain or irritation, remove the lens and consult your eye doctor.
It's important to follow any specific instructions given to you by your eye doctor, as different types of lenses may have specific handling or insertion instructions.