Here we discuss how to insert your coloured contacts. Some people find inserting coloured lenses difficult and fiddly especially if they’ve never worn lenses before. Read on and hopefully we’ll help you with a few tricks on how to get your coloured lenses into your eyes so you can enjoy them without worrying about how you insert them into your eyes.
First time around it make take you a few attempts to insert your coloured contacts, don’t worry this is normal especially if it’s your first time wearing lenses. You will get used to inserting them and will find that after a few times it becomes very easy. To start with make sure you are in the best location to insert your coloured contacts. This really needs to be a brightly lit area with a wall mounted or free standing mirror, so the bathroom is normally the best place in most properties. Also make sure the surface under wherever you’re inserting your coloured contacts is clean and clear from other objects in case you drop a lens as this will make it easier to find.
If you have long nails or feel more comfortable you may find it easier to use tweezers to help insert the coloured contact lenses in to your eyes. Our instructions are for right-handed people, obviously left-handed people can use the opposite hand if it proves easier.
- Always make sure you hands are clean and dry.
- Pick up the lens and place it onto the tip your right index finger with the printed side down (so it curves upwards).
- Make sure the lens itself is not dry, dirty or damaged in anyway. If it’s dry or dirty use lens solution to clean. Do not wear damaged lenses.
- Make sure you other fingers and the eye area a dry by using a tissue.
- Using the finger next to your right index finger pull down the bottom eyelid and use your left hand to pull up the top eyelid to expose the white all around your eye.
- Looking straight ahead into the mirror place the coloured lens onto the centre of your eye. You should feel it settle onto your eye.
- Remove your right index finger from the lens, now keeping you eyelids pulled back, look left and then right and then release your eyelids and blink, the lens should feel settled and in place.
- Now just check in the mirror to make sure the lens is over your iris.
- Repeat the above process for the other eye.
It is normal to want to blink when you move the coloured lens towards your eye, practice will stop this reflex. A couple of tips to overcome this are try exhaling before introducing the lens to your eye or practice holding open your eye and bringing your index finger towards until you’ve learnt not to blink. Of course practice make perfect, so for the first few times allow yourself a little more time to insert your coloured contacts.