One of the main reasons we hear people don’t want to try contact lenses is because they are worried about touching or putting something into their eye. It does take a bit of getting used to, so to help you along, our head office team has put together these tips for putting in contact lenses.
Tips for putting in contact lenses
- Wash your hands with soap and dry them thoroughly before touching or handling, applying, or removing your contact lenses.
- Only use solutions and drops on your contact lenses specifically “for contact lenses”.
- When applying your contact lenses, put them in after your morning routine to avoid contamination by water from the shower or sink.
- Apply makeup after you have applied your contact lenses and remove them before taking makeup off.
- If a contact lens is difficult to remove from your eye, dry your fingers then remove. If this continues to be difficult, close your eye and massage your upper lid. The lens will start to move. You may need to repeat this process and blink few times to moisten the surface of your eye until the lens starts to move. Do not be alarmed – you may need to repeat this process several times as it can take up to 10 minutes for the lens to move freely.
- It is fine to interchange your glasses and contact lenses.
- For monthly replaced lens wearers keep a supply of contact lens solution in your cupboard. When you need it, you need it!
- When outside, practice good eye health. Wear sunglasses with your contacts, even if you are wearing UV protective contact lenses as they do not block out all harmful UV rays.
- Buy your contact lenses from a legitimate source and make sure an optometrist or eye care professional prescribes your lenses.
- Ask your optometrist how to care for your contact lenses.
- If your eye feels uncomfortable or you have poor vision when you wear your contact lenses, take them out and start the process again. If your eye continues to feel uncomfortable, poor vision or looks red, contact us.
This website does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately dial Triple 0 (000).