How to Put in Contacts

A Comprehensive Guide for DAPPS Lovers

Hello DAPPS Lovers! Putting in contacts may seem daunting and complicated, but it’s actually a simple process that can be easily mastered with a little practice. In this article, we will be discussing the step-by-step process of how to put in contacts, from preparing your contacts to inserting and removing them properly. We will also cover the different types of contacts available and the potential benefits and drawbacks of using them. By the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with all you need to know about putting in contacts like a pro!

The Basics of Eye Contacts πŸ‘€

What are Contacts?

Contacts or contact lenses are a thin, clear plastic lens that is placed directly on the surface of the eye. They are used to correct vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Contacts provide a more natural appearance than glasses and offer many benefits such as better peripheral vision and a wider field of view.

Types of Contacts

Type Description
Soft Contacts Made of soft, flexible plastics, these are comfortable to wear and easy to adapt to. They come in daily wear, extended wear and disposable variations.
Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts Also known as hard contacts, they are more durable and long lasting compared to soft contacts. They provide sharper vision and are easier to clean. They are also sometimes used for astigmatism.
Specialty Contacts These include toric lenses, bifocal lenses, colored contacts, and prosthetic lenses for eye injuries or damage

Benefits of Wearing Contacts πŸ‘

Convenience – Contacts provide better peripheral vision, do not fog up or slide down your nose as glasses do, are not affected by weather conditions and are a great option for sports and other physical activities.

Appearance – Contacts enhance facial appearance, provide a more natural appearance without the obstruction of glasses and and can offer a confidence boost to the wearer.

Vision Correction – Contacts offer a full range of vision correction benefits such as correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Putting in Contacts πŸ‘€

Step 1: Clean Your Hands Thoroughly

Before you begin, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry them off with a clean towel free of lint and residue.

Step 2: Prepare Your Contacts

Remove the contacts from their case. Gently place them on your index finger, making sure they are not inside out by checking the edges and curvature of the lens. If they are inside out, the lens will appear oval-shaped rather than round.

Step 3: Use Your Fingers to Hold Your Eye Open πŸ‘

Place one hand on your forehead to hold your eye open. With the other hand, use your finger to gently pull down your lower eyelid.

Step 4: Place the Lens on Your Eye πŸ‘€

Place the contact on the center of your eye. Slowly release your eyelid and close your eye to allow the lens to settle.

Step 5: Blink and Adjust πŸ‘€

Blink a few times to allow the lens to settle. If the contact is not centered or feels uncomfortable, gently adjust it by carefully sliding it to the center with your finger.

Removing Your Contacts πŸ‘

Step 1: Clean Your Hands Thoroughly

Before you remove your contacts, wash your hands thoroughly and dry them with a clean towel.

Step 2: Use Your Fingers to Hold Open Your Eye πŸ‘€

With one hand, hold open your eye. Use your index finger to gently touch the edge of the lens and slide it down onto the white part of your eye.

Step 3: Remove the Lens πŸ‘

Gently pinch the contact lens between your thumb and index finger, then carefully remove it from your eye. Place it in the proper storage container and repeat with the other eye.

FAQs πŸ’¬

Q: What if my contact falls out?

A: Apply contact solution to moisten the lens and try to re-insert it. If it is cracked or damaged, you may need to replace it.

Q: How often should I replace my contacts?

A: The frequency of replacing contacts depends on the type of contact and the wear schedule prescribed by your eye doctor. Generally, daily wear lenses should be replaced every day, while extended-wear contacts last up to seven days.

Q: Can I sleep with my contacts in?

A: Sleeping with contacts in can lead to infections and other complications, so it is recommended to remove them before going to bed.

Q: Can I wear contacts while swimming or doing water activities?

A: It is generally not recommended to wear contacts while swimming or in water as it increases the risk of infection and contamination.

Q: How do I know if my contacts are inside out?

A: Hold the contact up and observe the edges and curvature of the lens. If the edges flare outward instead of inward, the lens is inside out.

Conclusion πŸ“

And there you have it, a comprehensive guide on how to put in contacts. Although it may take some time and practice to perfect, putting in contacts becomes easier over time. Remember, always follow the instructions provided by your eye specialist, and keep your contacts clean and properly stored to ensure maximum comfort and safety. Now that you know how to put in contacts, enjoy the benefits of clearer and more natural vision!


This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with a qualified medical professional before trying any new procedures or techniques.

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