Steps of wearing contact lenses for the beginners


Contact lenses as high-tech medical devices are the number one choice for many people with vision and appearance correction needs.

The need of contacted lenses is increasing these years, more and more people are willing to try contact lenses, after all, compared to traditional framed glasses, contact lenses are more flexible and convenient.

However, beginners who try to wear contact lenses for the first time, experience a struggling time putting them on their eyes. So, here are some tips for you about how to wear (colored) contact lenses and how to store them.


How to put in contact lenses?

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry hands.

    Use neutral soaps that do not contain oils, creams, or fragrances.

     Dry hands with a clean, lint-free towel.    



  1. Open the contact lens package.

 Lenses are individually packaged, do not use them if the package is damaged or the lens is damaged.
  • The lens prescription is printed on the packaging foil.
  • Optometrists may prescribe lenses of different powers for the left and right eyes.
  • Shake gently before opening to prevent the lens from sticking to the foil.
  • To avoid confusion, wear the same side of the lens (left or right) each time.
  • Lift the foil and gently slide the lens out with your index finger.
  •  Do not use eyebrow pliers, sharp tools, or fingernails to remove the lenses.



  1. Check the lens.

  • Hold the lens on the tip of your index finger (not the nail) and place it under the light.
  • Make sure the lenses are clean and moist. No dents, cracks, or particles.
  • If the lens is damaged or dry, discard it and get a new one.
  • If the lens is in a bowl shape and the edges turn up,  this means the lens is ready to be placed on your eye.
  • If the lens is flared outwards (like a lid, the edges turn out), that is, the lens is turned inside out, the lens must be reversed to the bowl shape before putting it on.
  1. Wearing the lenses.

  • Place the lens on the tip of your index or the middle finger of your dominant hand (the hand you write with) and make sure your fingers are dry, otherwise the lens will stick to your fingers and be difficult to put on.
  • Hold down the lower eyelid apart with the middle finger or ring finger of the dominant hand.
  • Hold the upper eyelid open with the fingers of the non-dominant hand.
  • Put the lens directly on your eye.
  • Look down, release the lower eyelid, then release the upper eyelid and continue looking down.
  • Blink your eye slowly, the lens will be settled in the proper place of your eye.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes after wearing your lenses.



  • If your eye feels comfortable and natural and the vision is clear after wearing the first lens, then repeat the above steps to wear the other lens.


How to take out the contact lenses?


  1. Thoroughly wash and dry hands.

  • Use neutral soaps that do not contain oils, creams or fragrances.
  • Dry hands with a clean, lint-free towel.


  1. Blink fully several times and pull your lower eyelid open.

  • Make sure the lens is centered on the eyeball.
  • Looking upwards, with the face forwards, pulling the lower eyelid apart with the middle finger.
  • When looking up, using your index fingertip against the lower half of the lens and gently pull the lens down toward the white of the eye.


  1. Removing the lenses from the eyes.

  • Continuing to look upwards, using your thumb and indexfinger of your dominant hand to pinch the contact lens.
  • For daily disposable contact lenses, discard the lenses after removing them; for bi-weekly or monthly contact lenses, washing the lenses and put them in the contact lens case with the recommended solution.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes after removing the lenses.
  • If there is no discomfort after removing the lens, then repeat the above steps to remove the other lens.


Now you know how to wear contact lenses, the steps of wearing colored contact lenses are same to the general contact lenses. Try color lenses on Gellense, find a new-me with different styles.