Tips To Help You Grow Accustomed To Putting Contact Lenses In And Caring For The Lenses

Posted on: 1 September 2017

If you were recently prescribed contact lenses and are attempting to grow accustomed to putting the lenses in and caring for the lenses while they are not being worn, the following practice tips will assist.

Practice Putting Lenses On In Front Of A Mirror

Before putting your lenses in, wash your face and hands so that contaminants do not come in contact with the lenses. Put on a pair of disposable gloves to further prevent spreading germs to either lens. Place a magnifying mirror on top of a vanity or table. Set a chair in front of the mirror. Open the case that contains the lenses. Carefully pick up one of the lenses with your fingertips. As you gaze into the mirror, slide the lens into your eye so that the lens is directly over your pupil.

Blink once or twice to ensure that the lens is comfortable. Insert the other lens in the same manner. Take your time while completing the steps so that you do not feel overwhelmed. Look in the mirror when you would like to remove the contact lenses, as well.

Purchase Cleaning Agents And Tools

Purchase a supply of cleaning agents and cleaning tools that your eye doctor has recommended to you. Keep all of the materials in one section of your bathroom so that you can easily access the items needed to clean your lenses. Follow instructions that your eye doctor provided you with when you are ready to clean your contact lenses for the first time. Get into the habit of cleaning your lenses at a specific time of the day so that you aren't likely to overlook this important step. 

Invest In Travel Accessories

If you work outside of your home or are constantly on the go when you have errands to complete, purchasing travel accessories will come in handy if you would like to remove your contact lenses or need to clean them while you are away from home. Purchase a travel case and a travel-sized bottle of a cleaning agent. Place the case and cleaning agent inside of a pouch that has a zipper closure.

Pack a spare pair of glasses inside of your vehicle's glove compartment. If your eyes become irritated or if you would just like to remove the contact lenses while you are away from home, you will be able to do so and can immediately put on the spare pair of glasses.