Contact Lens Care

About Inserting Contact Lenses Properly

A new contact user is bound to face some apprehension before using contact lenses. There are a number of questions that may bother such a person. Whether the contact lenses are being used properly or whether they are being store properly are just a few of the questions that come to the mind of new users.

Contact lenses are no doubt a boon for people who need them to correct errors in vision. They provide freedom, convenience and a number of advantages over traditional eyeglasses. Almost all sorts of visual problems can be corrected by different types of contact lenses. Contact lenses have also become a fashion and style statement, what with colored and tinted contact lenses that change the appearance of the eyes.

The fact is that a number of new users do have questions and need guidance on how to use these lenses properly. One of the questions is related to how contact lenses are to be inserted into the eyes. Let us take a look at the question and try to answer it.

The first thing to remember before putting on your contact lens is to make sure that you have clean and dry hands. Lather your hands with a good soap and dry them thoroughly. Dirty or wet hands are a source of germs that can cause infection if you do not wash hands properly before putting on your contacts.

After that, take out the lens for your left eye from your contact lens case with the finger of your right hand and with the thumb and middle finger of your left hand place the contact lens on the tip of the index finger of your right hand.

Pull down the lower lid of your left eye and very slowly and gently place the contact lens into your left eye on the eyeball. After doing so, blink once and make sure that the lens is in place. The movement of your index finger to your eye should be slow and deliberate.

Once you are through with your left eye, repeat the procedure with your right eye. It might take you a few tried to get it right. That is perfectly okay. Remember that your emphasis should be on getting it right, not on speed.