Inserting Contact Lenses

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I’m afraid to put in contact lenses; is it hard to do?

Inserting Contact Lenses

Many first time contact lens wearers are apprehensive about inserting the lenses the first time. Most eye care providers will provide new patients with advice and procedures for inserting contact lenses. There are many different methods for inserting contact lenses. The steps listed below are frequently recommended for first time wearers:

• Wash hands thoroughly

• Place the lens on the tip of the index finger of the dominant hand

• Pull the lower lid down with the middle finger of the dominant hand

• Pull the upper lid up with the index finger of the other hand

• Place the lens on the white area below the pupil

• Release the eyelids

• Look downward and close the eye



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