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Inserting contact lenses will become quick and easy once you have practiced it a few times!

Step 1: Wash & Dry – wash and dry your hands thoroughly.

Step 2: Hold your eyelid – with your fingers firmly lift your upper eyelid up towards your eyebrow and pull your lower eyelid down. Gently place the lens over your iris using your other hand.

Step 3: Let it settle – mover your eye up, down, left and right. Following this close your eye to let the lens settle.

Step 4: Repeat – repeat this process for the other eye.

Useful Tips:

  • Start with the same eye every time, as this will stop you from getting mixed up with the lenses.
  • If you’re suffering from dry eyes, eye drops are a fast and effective way to relieve any irritation. There are lots of types available under our eye care section. Always read the instruction label before using drops to check suitability and usage.
  • Make sure you lens goes in the correct way around by looking at the shape of the lens whilst it’s on your fingertip. If the lens is saucer-shaped it is the incorrect way. Gently flip the lens over until it looks cup-shaped with smooth edges. Discard the lens immediately if it has split or shows sign of damage.
  • If you get dirt on a contact lens just before it’s about to go in your eye you can rinse it with a multipurpose solution to avoid discomfort.

Need help or advice?

For additional help or advice on anything to do with contact lenses, eye care or solutions, call our friendly team on 0330 088 0530 or email