How to Wear Contact Lenses for the First time
Wearing Contact lens for the first time? -Here are beginner’s guidines for wearing contact lenses.
When Wearing contact lens for the first time, you might feel intimidated while contacts have proven safe with proper usage, it’s essential to understand how to use them in a responsible way.
Infections and damage to the eyes can occur with improper care of the lens.
Adjusting to all rules surrounding contact lens can be frustrating .
How do I put these things in? Am I really not supposed to swim with my contacts in? What’s this about not rinsing contacts with tap water ? Why must I wash my hands each time I am handling my contacts?
Below are helpful beginner’s guide for wearing contact lenses.
Step-by-step instructions for putting contact lenses in your eyes.
Before doing anything else, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water and dry your hands with a clean cloth this helps decrease the chance of an eye infection.
Remove one of the lenses from the storage case, then carefully slide it into your hands. It is preferable you use your finger tips instead of your nails when handling contact lens.
Rinse the lens with contact lens solution. If you drop a lens, rinse it with solution thoroughly again before trying to put it in your eyes.
Put contact lens on the tips of either the index finger or the middle finger of the hand you write with. Hold it up to be sure to look for torn or damaged spots on the lens.
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Check to see that the lens is right-side out. If the lens forms a bowl or the edges turn up, you’re ready to put it on your eye. If the lens looks like a lid, edges are turned out- reverse the lens.
Hold your upper eyelid open with your non-writing hand while looking in the mirror. Hold down your lower eyelid with the middle or ring finger of your writing hand.
Put the lens on your eye, look in front or at the ceiling while putting the lens on your eyes.
Slowly shut your eyes and roll them in a full circle to help the lens settle properly.
Open your eyes and gently blink a few times. Look in the mirror to be sure the lens shows up in the center of the eye.
If the lens is inserted and centered correctly, your eye should feel comfortable and your vision clear .If you feel discomfort or your vision is blurry please take it out and reinsert the lens.
Once you get the first lens in, repeat the same process for the second.
Your eyes might feel very uncomfortable when wearing the contacts for the first time, but your eyes will adjust to the contact lenses after few minutes, you could blink several times to help.
Step-by-step guide on how to take out the contact.
1. As you did when putting in your contacts, touch the lens only after you have carefully washed and dried hands to prevent an eye infection.
2. Flip your storage case and shake out any leftover contact lens solution, then air dry it or dry the case with a fresh clean cloth.
3 Pull down the lower eyelid with the middle finger of your writing hand. Remember to always remove the same lens first( Right eye or left eye to avoid confusion).
4.Carefully slide down the contact lens down to the white of your eyes with the index writing hand and gently pinch the lens with the pads of your index finger and thumb to remove it from your eyes.
Repeat same process for the other eye.
Put the contacts in a storage case, immersing them in solution