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Soft Contact Lens Care

Inserting and removing your contact lenses is relatively easy; watch the video below for tips from Acuvue® on successfully wearing contact lenses.

Inserting Your Lens

  • Wash and dry your hands.
  • Close nearby drain in sink.
  • Pour the right lens and storage solution from the case into your palm. (It is a good idea to get in the habit of always working with the right lens first to avoid mix-ups.)
  • Make sure your fingers are clean and dry.
  • Place the right lens on the tip of your index finger of your dominate hand.
  • Check to make sure the lens is not inside out. The lens should shape like a bowl. If the edges of your lens turn out, it is inside out. Apply a few drops of solution on your lens and reverse it.
  • Using the middle finger of our other hand, pull and hold your upper lid firmly open so you cannot blink.
  • Pull down your lower eyelid, using the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  • Look up and place the lens gently on the lower white part of your eye. Or look directly at the lens and place the lens directly on the cornea.
  • Look down to position the lens correctly.
  • Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment.
  • Blink several times to center the lens on your eye.

Removing Your Lens

  • Wash and dry your hands.
  • Close nearby drain in sink.
  • Make sure your lens is centered
  • Looking up, pull down your eyelid with the middle finger of your inserting hand. The use of a re-wetting drop may be helpful in freeing the lens from the cornea for removal.
  • Use the finger to pull the lens down.
  • Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
  • Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it from your eye.
  • Follow the lens care procedures recommended by your eye care practitioner.
  • Remove left lens following same procedure.
Handling Your Lens

Handling your contact lens is simple and straightforward. Acuvue® provides an overview in the video below.

Excessive Wear

Left your contacts in too long? Learn why you should avoid this whenever possible. Video brought to you by Acuvue® .

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