How to videos and guides

Although your optician will show you how to insert and remove lenses during your 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. If you have any other questions not covered in this section, please do get in touch with your Vision Express store.

How to wear

  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.

How to remove

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling your contact lenses.

  2. Look straight ahead and ensure the lens is still on the coloured part of your eye.

  3. Using your opposite index finger, lift up your eyelid, as close to the lash line as possible.

  4. With the middle finger of your other hand, pull your lower lid down.

  5. Press on to the surface of the lens and slide it gently down to the white part of your eye.

  6. Using the fleshy part of your thumb and index finger, gently but firmly pinch the lens and remove.

  7. Clean your lens in a multi-purpose solution and place in your lens case.

Storage and cleaning

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling your contact lenses.

  2. Remove your lens and place it in the palm of your hand.

  3. Squeeze one or two drops of multi-purpose lens solution on to the lens.

  4. Gently stroke the lens back and forth for 10-15 seconds then turn the lens and repeat.

  5. Place the lens in your case before adding solution.

Top Tips

  • If possible, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and dry with a lint-free towel.

  • Start with the same lens every time as you’ll be less likely to switch lenses by mistake.

  • Never let your contact lenses or lens case come into contact with water.

  • Replace your lens case every three months.

  • Only use solution and drops recommended by your Optician.

  • Always use fresh solution and never top up old solution with new solution.

  • If your eyes are red or sore, take the day off wearing lenses and pop on your glasses instead.

How to wear

  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.

How to remove

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling your contact lenses.

  2. Look straight ahead and ensure the lens is still on the coloured part of your eye.

  3. Using your opposite index finger, lift up your eyelid, as close to the lash line as possible.

  4. With the middle finger of your other hand, pull your lower lid down.

  5. Press on to the surface of the lens and slide it gently down to the white part of your eye.

  6. Using the fleshy part of your thumb and index finger, gently but firmly pinch the lens and remove.

  7. Once you’ve removed your lens, simply throw it in the bin.

Top Tips

  • If possible, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and dry with a lint-free towel.

  • Start with the same lens every time as you’ll be less likely to switch lenses by mistake.

  • If your eyes are red or sore, take the day off wearing lenses and pop on your glasses instead.