Inserting contact lenses
Please read our advice section below on inserting and removing contact lenses if you are new to wearing eye accessories. Even experienced users might find some useful information!
Before you insert contact lenses
Ensure your fashion contact lenses are in easy reach. After you’ve washed your hands, the only thing you should be touching before insertion is your contact lenses. Touching the sink or toilet could transfer bacteria to your hands which you’ll then place into your eyes.
Wash your hands thoroughly. Do not use perfumed or fragranced soap as these can irritate your eye. Antibacterial soap should also be avoided; it can kill the healthy bacteria on your eye that prevent harmful pathogens colonising your cornea. Dry your hands thoroughly on a clean towel – it’s best to have one towel dedicated to your contact lens use so it doesn’t become contaminated.
Inserting contact lenses
Practice makes perfect when it comes to inserting your contact lenses. If you’ve never worn lenses, your eyes will not be accustomed to accepting foreign bodies and you may experience some irritation in the first few days of wear. Over time your eyes will acclimatise. If you plan to wear your lenses to a party or special event, we recommend wearing them for increasing periods of time during the week before hand to allow your eyes to become accustomed to their feel and shape.
Blink several times to coat your eye in tears. Place the contact lens on the index finger of your dominant hand. Use the ring and middle fingers of your other hand to pull your top eyelid upwards and the ring and middle fingers of your dominant hand to pull the eyelid down, then gently place the contact lenses in the centre of your eye. Tilt your head backwards slightly and carefully let go of both eyelids. Blink several times.
There may be a brief period of discomfort as your eye becomes accustomed to the contact lenses. If continual irritation occurs, there may be a speck of dust or dirt underneath the lens. Remove the lens, clean it using your contact lens solution only, and irrigate your eye with saline. Wait a couple of minutes and then reattempt insertion. If irritation continues or worsens, irrigate eye and abandon insertion for several hours.
One you are satisfied the coloured contact lens is in comfortably, perform the above process for the other eye.
Onezerosix Ltd TA eyesbright.com is not responsible for damages that might arise from wrong handling of coloured eye contacts, transit or cleaning agents, wrong application of the cleaning agents, exaggerated wearing times, staining and tearing of coloured eye contacts and wrong ordering information. Likewise, Onezerosix Ltd TA eyesbright.com is not responsible for goods supplied defective by the manufacturer. Onezerosix Ltd TA eyesbright.com is not responsible for the compatibility and the possible consequences of the goods supplied. Should your ophthalmologist or optician have advised you not to wear eye contacts, you must not use these contacts either. We explicitly recommend you consult an ophthalmologist or optician about how to handle the contacts appropriately. The contacts might not be suited to you, always ask your ophthalmologist or optician about this.