Congratulations on taking the step towards contact lens. Below is a helpful step-by-step guide to assist you with contact lenses.
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It helps to be in front of a mirror to watch what you're doing.
Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap to help reduce the risk of infection.
Dry your hands with a lint-free towel or paper towel. Handling the contact lens is much easier with dry hands.
Open the contact lens pack and use the tip of your right index finger to pull the lens out.
If the contact lens curves up in the shape of a bowl then it's correct.
If the contact lens curves outwards like a saucer it's inside out. Try again.
Using your left middle and ring finger, pull open your right upper eyelid.
With the contact lens on your right index finger, pull down your right lower eyelid with your right middle finger.
Look straight and with your right index finger, slowly place the lens on your eye. Use slow and deliberate action. And try not to blink.
Once contact is in, slowly look around. Up, down, left, right.
Blink several times.
You did it!
Using your right hand, pull down your right lower eyelid. Feel free to use the two-handed technique from earlier.
Gently pinch the contact lens with your right index finger and thumb. Use your fingertips, not your fingernails.
Put the lens into your contact lens container filled with contact solution.
And close the cap.
• Don’t wear your lenses longer than is recommended as this increases your chances of eye infections.
• Don’t use water or saliva to clean your lenses as they can contain microbes that cause eye infections.
• Consult your optometrist if you’re considering changing to a new type of lens.
• Don’t wear your contact lenses in the shower or while swimming–water can cause infections.
• Put in your contacts before putting on makeup, and take them out before removing makeup.
• Remove your contact lenses if you are unwell. An illness can spread germs to your eyes, resulting in infection.
• Keep your fingernails short when handling your contact lenses. If you do choose to keep your nails long, scrub your nails with a nail brush when washing your hands to keep them clean and avoid eye infections.
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