So, you’ve decided to dip your toes into the world of contact lenses. Great choice! It’s a game-changer, trust us. But we get it, the first time can be a bit daunting. Where do you even start? You may be wondering: how do I put in contact lenses?
Don’t sweat it: we’ve got your back. In this ultimate how-to guide, we’ll walk you through how to wear contact lenses for the first time, share some pro tips, and help you feel inspired about the awesome prospect of life with lenses. Let’s dive in!
Get the scoop on lens types
To understand what type of contact lenses are most suitable for you, it’s essential that you have had an eye examination, lens fitting and get a prescription from your optician first.
Daily disposable contact lenses are the safest form of lens wear with no cleaning required, and you get a fresh new pair every day. They’re perfect for all types of lens wearers, from newbies to occasional wearers to experienced users who require flexibility.
They’re super-comfy and hydrating, even for those who suffer from allergies. Everything – from packaging to blister packs – can be recycled (apart from the lenses themselves, but we’re working on this!) so they’re one of the most sustainable options on the market. Plus, you can order as many as you need or start a subscription.
Oh, and they’re delivered through your letterbox so you don’t have to wait at home! Find out more about why daysoft daily disposable contact lenses are the safest, most comfortable, and convenient option.
Get clean to be confident
Before you even think about touching those lenses, wash your hands thoroughly. We’re trying to avoid anything ending up on your lens or eye - makeup, dirt, germs etc.
Germs in water can cause serious eye infections if allowed to get into your eye or on your contact lenses.
Drying your hands thoroughly after washing them is just as important. Use a non-fluffy towel to dry your hands – fuzzy fingers and lenses just do not mix.
So, we’re now at the stage of how to put in contact lenses for the first time. Here are some steps to follow.
- Find a comfy, well-lit spot to work your lens magic.
- Scoop your lens out of the blister pack and on to the end of the index finger of the hand you’re going to insert your lens with. This is usually your dominant hand.
- Pick your right or left eye. Use the fingertips of your non-dominant hand to hold your upper eyelid, and the other to hold the lower one.
- Gently angle your index finger with the lens on towards your eye, place the lens on your eye, release the lids, and blink. Magic, right?
- Repeat for the other eye.
Worried about putting your fingers in your eyes? Here are 5 Tips to Overcome Your Fear Of Inserting Contact Lenses.
Removing your lenses: don’t panic
The question we get asked the most is how to remove contact lenses without pinching. Taking your daily disposable lenses out might feel a tad tricky at first, but practice makes perfect. Here’s how to do it.
- Always start with clean hands.
- Use a mirror (it's your BFF).
- Look up, use one hand to hold your upper lid, and the other to gently nudge the lens off your eyeball.
- Just remember, no sudden moves.
- Voilà, it’s out! Dispose of responsibly in your household waste.
How long should you wear contact lenses for the first time?
You’re on your way to becoming a lens pro, but let’s talk comfort. Start slow – a few hours a day – and work your way up. Your eyes may need time to adapt.
You could start off on day one, for example, by wearing them for four hours in the morning. Take them out at lunch and put your glasses back on to give your eyes a break. Every day, wear them for an hour longer until you can keep them in for a day. Follow our Top Tips For Transitioning From Glasses To Lenses.
Wearing contact lenses for the first time can feel a bit weird, but trust us, your eyes will thank you. Practice makes perfect, and soon it’ll be as routine as brushing your teeth. So, get out there, explore, and live your life to the fullest – with the freedom of daily disposable lenses.
Now you know how to put in contact lenses for the first time, why not give daysoft daily disposable lenses a try? They’re the easiest, most hassle-free option. No cleaning, no fuss. Plus, they’re super hygienic! Subscribe or order your first lenses.