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CONTACTS

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Congratulations on taking the step towards contact lens. Below is a helpful step-by-step guide to assist you with contact lenses. 

 

🎥 Watch the video and read the text below.

STEP 1

It helps to be in front of a mirror to watch what you're doing.

STEP 2

Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap to help reduce the risk of infection.

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STEP 3

Dry your hands with a lint-free towel or paper towel. Handling the contact lens is much easier with dry hands.

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STEP 4

Open the contact lens pack and use the tip of your right index finger to pull the lens out.

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If the contact lens curves up in the shape of a bowl then it's correct.

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If the contact lens curves outwards like a saucer it's inside out. Try again.

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STEP 5

Using your left middle and ring finger, pull open your right upper eyelid.

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With the contact lens on your right index finger, pull down your right lower eyelid with your right middle finger.

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STEP 6

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.

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STEP 7

Once contact is in, slowly look around. Up, down, left, right.

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Blink several times.

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You did it!

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REMOVAL

STEP 1

Using your right hand, pull down your right lower eyelid.  Feel free to use the two-handed technique from earlier.

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STEP 2

Gently pinch the contact lens with your right index finger and thumb. Use your fingertips, not your fingernails. 

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STEP 3

Put the lens into your contact lens container filled with contact solution. 

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And close the cap.

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FINAL TIPS

•  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. 

Good Job!

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