Fitting & Removing

To keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible, you should always make sure your hands are clean before you handle your lenses:

  • Wash your hands with soap – non-perfumed anti-bacterial liquid soap dispensers are preferable to bars of soap, which can be contaminated more easily
  • Thoroughly rinse off all soap to avoid contamination
  • Dry your hands on a lint-free towel to prevent getting lint on the lenses

How to Apply Your Contact Lenses: Step by Step Guide

Need help on how to apply your contact lenses? Watch our ‘how-to’ video or read our step-by-step guide to learn how. Once you’ve done it a few times it becomes second nature.

Fitting

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly as above
  2. Rinse your lens with solution to remove any trace of debris
  3. To avoid mixing up your lenses it’s a good idea to always apply and remove the lens for your right eye first
  4. Place the lens on the tip of your index finger, making sure the lens is correctly oriented by checking the inside-out marker
  5. Use your other hand to hold your upper eyelid so you won’t blink
  6. Pull down your lower eyelid with the other fingers of your applying hand
  7. Look up at the ceiling and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye
  8. Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment

Removal

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly as above
  2. Look up at the ceiling and pull down your lower eye lid
  3. To avoid mixing up your lenses it’s a good idea to always apply and remove the lens for your right eye first
  4. Bring your index finger close to your eye until you touch the lower edge of the lens
  5. Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye
  6. Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it
  7. Remove the other lens following the same procedure

If you need any help, then call into our Branch in Moortown, Leeds and we will be happy to help

     
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