How To Put In Contacts Safely

Did you know that more than 45 million Americans¹ wear contact lenses? If you’re just starting to wear contacts, putting them in can be difficult at first.

Continue reading to learn how to put in contact lenses safely and correctly from The EyeDoctors Optometrists.

Advantages of Wearing Contacts

Thinking about making the switch to contacts? Here are just a few advantages of wearing contacts:

  • Ability to be worn in high-intensity activities, such as sports

  • Freedom to wear them whenever, wherever, regardless of the weather

  • Contact lenses make your field of vision wider than glasses do

  • No objects, like frames or scratches, get in the way of your vision

Putting In Contact Lenses

When handled properly, contact lenses can be a wonderful and convenient way to correct your vision. Follow these steps to insert contacts successfully.

How to Put In Contact Lenses

A Step-by-Step Guide For Putting In Contact Lenses

Helpful Tips for Putting In Your Contact Lens

At first, contacts can be quite difficult to put in and take out. Here are some helpful tips for wearing contacts from The EyeDoctors Optometrists:

  • Always start with the same eye each time you place or remove your contacts. Making this a routine allows you to easily place the lens in the correct eye when you have different prescriptions.

  • Keep your fingernails trimmed to avoid accidentally scratching your eyes.

  • When first beginning to put in contacts, try doing it in front of a mirror. This can make it easier to see what you’re doing.

  • Make sure to keep a pair of glasses with prescription lenses handy. This allows you to choose which days you want to wear your contacts.

Safely Removing Your Contact Lenses

Ready to remove your lenses? Taking out your contacts is easy to do! Simply follow these instructions for safe and sanitary contact lens removal.

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