Nervous? Don’t be. Putting contact lenses in and taking them out is easier than you might think. It may take a few days for your eyes to get used to the feeling of wearing lenses. If you’re having trouble don’t force it, give yourself plenty of time to get comfortable. There’s no rush, you can always try again tomorrow.

 Steps to washing hands properl
Before you start

wash your hands with soap (preferably non-perfumed, anti-bacterial liquid soap), then rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.

See if the lens are inside out by looking at its shape and for the numbers 1,
Check that the lens isn't inside out

To do this, just put the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light. If the edges flare out, it's inside out. Some lenses have a 1, 2, 3; indicator—make sure the digits aren’t backwards. It should look like a bowl with straight edges.

Follow this eye opening technique to put on your contact lenses
Using your right hand

gently hold your upper eyelid with one finger so you don’t blink or get your eyelashes in the way, and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your other fingers.

Try this placement technique when putting on your contact lenses
Move the contact lens

toward your eye steadily. Look upward as you place it on your eye, and slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment to allow the lens to settle. Repeat for your other eye.


Eye looking up with finger pulling out contac
Ensure your hands are clean

and dry, and start with your right eye, then look up and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.

Remove your contacts by using your index finger to lower edge of the lens
Bring your index finger to your eye

slowly until you touch the lower edge of the lens, and slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.

Gently squeezing the lens to remove the contact lens
Gently squeeze the lens

between your thumb and index finger and remove it. Repeat for your left lens.

Disinfecting the contact lens with contacts solution
Discard daily disposable contact lenses.

If you wear dailies you can toss them out, but make sure you clean and disinfect bi-weekly and monthl