Guide 3 - Inserting Lenses


Check your lens is the right way out

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Check before insertion that the lens is not turned inside out. The trick is to place the lens on the finger and lift it to be directly in front of your eyes. If when you look at the side profile of the lens that the lens edge appears almost straight up so that a cup is formed, then it is the right way out. (If inside out again and compare which view looks more like a half ball without the rim, then insert it.)

Don’t worry if you do place the contact lens in your eye the wrong way out. The lens will feel uncomfortable, but it can’t do any damage, simply take it out and put it back in the correct way.


Inserting Lenses

To keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible please make sure
you read all the information in this guide before inserting your lens.

  1. Apply make-up after inserting your lenses
  2. Remove the right eye’s lens from the storage case and rinse your lens with solution to remove any trace of debris. (For best comfort remove new lenses from packaging and soak for 2 hours in solution prior to wearing).
  3. Place the lens on the tip of your forefinger using the preferred hand (i.e. Are you right or left handed?) making sure that the lens is the right way out.
  4. Place the middle finger of the same hand close to your lower lid and pull the upper eyelid upwards with the middle finger of the other hand so you won't blink.insert lens copy
  5. Look up at the ceiling or straight ahead and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye.
  6. Gently release the lid and close your eye for a moment and then blink. The lens will centre itself automatically.
  7. If you cannot see the lens use a well lit mirror to help locate it. The lens can never be lost in your eyes.
  8. Do not re-centre the lens with your finger on the lens. Instead use your eyelid to move and reposition the lens.
  9. Avoid rubbing your eyes after you have inserted lenses at the as this can irritate the eye or dislodge the lens.
  10. Avoid touching lenses with your fingernails. Make sure your fingernails are short & smooth.
  11. Repeat procedure for your left eye’s lens
  12. Check to be sure that the lens is centred by covering the other eye. If your vision is crisp and clear then the lens is in place.

Another method – Follow points 1-3 from above and then…

4. With the other index finger of your hand pull the bottom lid of your eye down
5. Take the lens as close to your eye as possible and then look slightly up and focus on a point on the wall (this is to prevent you from blinking). Keep moving the lens forward slowly until it makes contact with your eye and hold it there while the lens settles. Try not to press too hard on the lens as the lens will automatically sit on your eye.

…continue with points 6-12 from above.