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Putting on and taking off contact lenses is easier than you might think. It may take a little getting used to, but soon you’ll be doing it without a second thought. These instructions are intended to supplement what your optician has shown you; always follow the instructions given by your optician.

How to put your contact lenses on

HOW TO PUT ON CONTACT LENSES

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to put on your contact lenses.

HOW TO PUT ON YOUR CONTACT LENSES IN FOUR EASY STEPS

Steps to washing hands properly

Before you start

Wash your hands with soap (preferably non-perfumed, anti-bacterial liquid soap), then rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel. It’s a good idea to always put on your contact lenses in the same order, e.g. with your right eye first. This way you won’t get your lenses mixed up.

See if the lens is inside out by looking at its shape

Check the lens isn't inside out

To do this, just put the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light. If the edges flare out, it's inside out. If it looks like a smooth-edged cup, it’s ready to go. Most ACUVUE® Contact Lenses also have a 123 indicator, so you can easily tell when they are inside out. If the numbers are the right way around, so is the lens.

Follow this eye opening technique to put on your contact lenses

Hold your eye open

With your free hand, gently hold your upper eyelid so you don’t blink. With the lens on your finger tip, use the other fingers of your applying hand to pull down your lower eyelid.

Try this placement technique when putting on your contact lenses.

Inserting the lens

Keep your hand steady and look upwards as you place the lens on your eye, then slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment to allow the lens to settle. Repeat for your other eye.

IMPORTANT: Never rinse your contact lenses or lens case with tap water. 

Have questions about putting on your contact lenses? See the FAQs below for more information on how your lenses should feel.

How to take your contact lenses out

HOW TO TAKE OFF CONTACT LENSES

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to remove your contact lenses.

HOW TO TAKE OFF YOUR CONTACT LENSES IN FOUR EASY STEPS

Eye looking up with finger pulling out contacts

ENSURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN AND DRY

Start with your right eye to avoid mixing up your contact lenses. Look up and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.

Remove your contacts by using your index finger to lower edge of the lens

SLOWLY BRING YOUR INDEX FINGER TO YOUR EYE

Until you touch the lower edge of the lens. Then slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.

Gently squeezing the lens to remove the contact lens

GENTLY SQUEEZE THE LENS

Between your thumb and index finger and remove it. Repeat for your left lens.

Disinfecting the contact lens with contacts solution

AFTER REMOVING

Discard of your daily disposables, or clean and disinfect reusable contact lenses. N.B. Never rinse your contact lenses or lens case with tap water.

IMPORTANT: Never rinse your contact lenses or lens case with tap water.

HANDLING YOUR CONTACT LENSES

Handling your contact lenses will soon become second nature, but we’ve added a few features to make it even easier.

Blue tinted ACUVUE® lens

LIGHT BLUE TINTED LENS

ACUVUE® lenses have a light blue visibility tint so you can spot them easily in the case or package. Don’t worry, the tint won’t be noticeable when you put on the contact lenses.

Right side out lens vs inside out lens

CHECKING THE LENS EDGE

Once you have the lens on your finger, there are ways to tell if it is inside out. If it’s shaped like a bowl with straight edges, it’s ready to go. If the edge curves out, it’s inside out.

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