How to Use Contact Lenses: A Beginner’s Guide


Welcome to Clifton Optics! If you’re new to contact lenses, you’re in the right place. Using contact lenses can be a bit daunting at first, but with a little practice, it becomes second nature. Follow these simple steps to ensure a comfortable and safe experience with your contact lenses.

Step 1: Wash Your Hands

Before touching your contact lenses, always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry them with a lint-free towel to avoid transferring any dirt, oils, or germs to your lenses.

Step 2: Prepare Your Lenses

  • Check for damage: Inspect your lenses for any tears or damage. Do not use a damaged lens.
  • Rinse with solution: Use a fresh contact lens solution to rinse your lenses. Never use tap water or saliva.

Step 3: Insert Your Lenses

  1. Open your eye: Use your non-dominant hand to hold your upper eyelid open. Use your dominant hand to hold your lower eyelid down.
  2. Place the lens: Place the lens on the tip of your index finger, making sure it’s not inside out. A correct lens should have a cup shape.
  3. Insert the lens: Look up and gently place the lens on the lower part of your eye. Slowly release your eyelids and blink to center the lens.

Step 4: Removing Your Lenses

  1. Wash your hands: Always start by washing and drying your hands.
  2. Pull down your lower eyelid: Use your dominant hand to pull down your lower eyelid.
  3. Pinch the lens: Gently pinch the lens between your thumb and index finger and remove it from your eye.
  4. Clean and store: Clean your lenses with a fresh solution and store them in a clean lens case filled with solution.

Step 5: Caring for Your Lenses

  • Follow the schedule: Adhere to the replacement schedule recommended by your optometrist.
  • Clean regularly: Clean your lenses and lens case regularly with the recommended solution.
  • Avoid water: Never expose your lenses to water (tap, bottled, or distilled).

Common Tips and Tricks

  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your eyes hydrated.
  • Take breaks: Give your eyes a break from lenses if they feel dry or irritated.
  • Use eye drops: Use rewetting drops recommended by your optometrist for added comfort.


Using contact lenses can greatly enhance your vision and lifestyle. By following these steps, you can ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to visit us at Clifton Optics in Karachi or contact us through our website. Our team is always here to help!

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