How to Put in Contacts

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Putting in your own contacts can be quite a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. It’s reflex to close your eyes any time an object comes near them, and that makes it difficult to put a lens on your eye. Though it may not be comfortable to do at first, rest assured that this will soon become second nature to you, and you will be able to put on your contacts without a second thought.

In the meantime, here is our simple guide for easily putting on your contacts for the first time:

  1. Prepare everything you need. Make sure your contacts are open and clean. Have a contact lens solution on hand so that you can clean them if needed.
  2. Pick up one contact and rest it on your index finger. Hold it up to the light to ensure that it is right side out. Contacts all have “123″ printed on them, so if this number looks backwards, you’ll need to gently flip the contact in the other direction before putting it on your eye.
  3. Once you have the contact on your finger and ensured it’s right side out, use your opposite hand to hold your eye open. Some people will use both hands to keep their eye open while carefully resting their contact on their index finger.
  4. Carefully and gently touch the contact to your eye. It should easily come off of your finger and stick to your eye. Blink several times to help it settle into place.
  5. If you drop your contact or it does not come off your finger, use some contact lens solution to moisten it, rubbing the solution all over the contact, both inside and out.

It may take a few tries at first, but eventually, you’ll be able to put your contact in without any trouble at all.

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