How to apply and remove contact lenses

 

Contact lenses are extremely comfortable and allow you to have excellent vision, however you need to get familiar with the application. 

 

If you are a beginner, this simple Occhiblu step by step guide will help you remember the basic hygiene rules to apply and remove contact lenses safely.

 

For the first application it is necessary to have the support of a professional, here you can make an appointment with our opticians who will guide you through the whole process.

Apply the contact lenses in 5 steps

Come mettere le lenti a contatto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Wash your hands with unscented antibacterial liquid soap

Once washed, rinse them and dry them with a clean towel.

 

2. Always start with the same eye

For example, every time you put on or take off contact lenses, you can start with the right eye. This way, you will avoid exchanging them.

 

3. Check that the lens is not upside down

Place the lens on your fingertip and observe the backlit edges. If the edges are turned outwards, the lens is upside down, if they are straight upwards, it is ready to be worn.

 

4. Keep your eye open using both hands

With your free hand, hold the upper lid still to avoid closing it. With the other hand, holding the lens on the tip of your finger, use the other fingers of the same hand to lower the lower eyelid.

 

5. Insert the lens looking straight at the mirror in front of you

Slowly bring the lens close to the eye, when you feel that it has rested on its entire circumference continue to keep the eyelids open and look downwards so that the entire surface of the lens adheres to the cornea. Now you can release the eyelids.

 

 

✏ Important

Never rinse the lenses with tap water
Do not reuse disposable lenses
Remember that the contact lenses must be taken off to sleep
It is not recommended to wear them for more than 8 hours at a time.

 

Remove the contact lenses in 5 steps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Make sure your hands are clean and dry

Wash with non-perfumed antibacterial liquid soap, rinse and dry with a clean towel.

 

2. Always start with the same eye

For example, every time you put on or remove contact lenses, always start with the right eye first. This way, you will avoid exchanging them.

 

3. Slowly bring the index finger towards the eye

Until it touches the lower edge of the lens, then slide the lens down towards the white part of the eye.

 

4. Pinch the lens lightly and remove it
Repeat the same operation with the left lens.

 

5. Clean or discard the lenses after removal
Throw away your disposable daily lenses or clean and disinfect the reusable ones.

 

Any doubt?

 

If you need further information regarding the application of contact lenses, contact us or come and visit us in our stores in Trieste, in Piazza della Borsa 2 and Via San Spiridione 3, our specialized staff will be willing to help you.