It can be tricky to learn how to put contacts in, especially if you're new to them. Our opticians have put together the most common methods to apply your contacts, so you can find the easiest way that works for you. Wondering how to put in Contact Lenses for the first time? Or, are you an experienced contact lens wearer looking for a way to improve your technique? Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to put in contacts.
Before you start, wash your hands thoroughly using tap water and antibacterial soap. This is integral to all things eye care, in order to avoid dry eyes or eye infections caused by harmful bacteria. Drying your hands well gives you a good grip: the most hygienic method is using either a lint-free towel or an air dryer. It's good to keep your contact lens solution, eye drops and anything else you'll need handy, so you won't need to reach for them. If you're going for daily disposable contacts, you can just use the solution in the blister pack.