As a new contact lens wearer, you have 2 main obstacles to get past – putting your lenses in and taking them out.
Sure, you practiced in doctors office, but once you get in front of mirror by yourself it’s a whole different ball game!
I’ll never forget my first pair of contacts and freedom they brought me. I picked them up at doctors and he helped me put them in. I walked out of there like a new woman! Later that night, however, trying to get them out was a nightmare! I just wasn’t used to sticking my fingers in my eye and it took me more than ˝ hour to finally get them out. By time I was done, my eyes were all red and I swore I’d never wear contacts again! But of course I did and it soon got easier to take them out.
Like anything else, after a few days or weeks of practice, you will be quite comfortable with your contacts, but in mean time, here’s some tips that might help you out.
Putting In Contact Lenses
Wash your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses. Make sure your hands are dry. Put lens on your index finger and put a small drop of solution in lens so that it sits in bowl of lens – not too much so that it spills out and lens flops over. Pull down your lower lid with your thumb and look up with your eye. Bring lens to lower white part of your eye – it should slip right on your eye. Release your lower lid, blink and your lens should be in place. I find that sometimes lens will want to stay on your finger instead of going on your eye. If this happens make sure your finger is very dry and try not to spill solution out of “bowl” of lens as you bring it to eye.