Putting in your contact lenses may first seem complicated and even frightening, but have no fear. After some experience, it will be straightforward and painless. Holding your eyelid open will make it simpler to insert a contact lens into your eye. When you are ready to remove your contacts, use the same procedure. Additionally, ensure that you utilize your contacts properly to preserve your eye health.
Learn how to put contacts in five simple stages
Try not to think of it as placing contacts in your eyes, since you are not. You are inserting contacts into your eyes, where they will sit securely and improve your vision. Now we will begin the real procedure. This is likely the simplest method for adding contacts.
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
Because dust, bacteria, and cosmetics may irritate your eyes, you should avoid accidentally transporting them to your contact lenses. Additionally, use simple soap without strong moisturizers or fragrances. Rinse and dry your hands thoroughly. Again, this is to avoid unwanted transmissions to your eyes. Now, insert your contact lenses.
- Always begin with the same eye.
Your contact lenses suit each eye, left or right, uniquely. As with your footwear, the two cannot be interchanged. Since your contacts will seem similar out of the package, beginning with your right eye if you’re right-handed or your left eye, if you’re left-handed, can help you remember which is which. This is the simplest approach to adding contacts for the first time, which is exactly what we need.
3.Carefully scoop out the lens.
Position the lens on the index finger. Look at it. Is it upwardly curved like a bowl? If so, terrific! You are almost there. Simply wipe the lens with contact lens solution, and you’re ready to insert your contacts.
- While holding your eyelid, insert your contact lenses.
Simply use your free hand to elevate your eyelid while inserting the contact lens. Many opt to look away when the contact lens is being inserted. You may do so, or you may also gaze directly into the camera’s lens. Either option is acceptable.
- Blink and grin; that’s all there is to it!
That is correct. Blink normally and maybe glance in the mirror. If everything seems and feels normal, you are finished. We did say it would be simple!
Myopia is caused by the elongation of the eye (front to rear) or by a cornea that is excessively strong for the length of the eye. The light concentrates in front of the retina, blurring the appearance of distant objects.
Short- or near-sightedness may occur at any age, however, it often begins in infancy or the early teenage years. You are more likely to acquire near-sightedness if one or both of your parents have it.
Reading, writing, using hand-held devices (smartphones and tablets), and using a computer for extended periods may all raise the chance of acquiring myopia. Spending time outside as a youngster may delay the development of myopia; the most recent evidence* suggests that greater amounts of natural light are advantageous.
The majority of individuals with myopia may correct their vision using glasses or contact lenses. These contact lenses are designed to accurately concentrate light on your retina, allowing you to view distant people and things clearly without glasses.
Use our search engine to locate an Eye Care Professional near you to arrange an eye exam if you believe you have myopia. The test will identify whether you are myopic and to what degree, as well as the prescription for corrective glasses or contact lenses.