How to put in contact lenses

Although your optician will show you how to insert, and remove your contact lenses during initial assessment, here's a handy reminder of what to do if you're still unsure. If you have monthly contact lenses, there's also a guide on how best to look after them.

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling your contact lenses.
  2. Take out one lens at a time and place on the tip of your index finger.
  3. Check the lens is the right way round.
  4. With the index finger of your other hand, pull up your upper eyelid.
  5. Slowly and gently apply the lens over the coloured part of your eye.
  6. Blink gently to ensure the lens is in the right place.
  7. Repeat the process with your other eye.

Monthly contact lenses

Daily contact lenses