Nervous? Don’t be. Putting contact lenses in and taking them out is easier than you might think. It may take a few days for your eyes to get used to the feeling of wearing lenses. If you’re having trouble don’t force it, give yourself plenty of time to get comfortable. There’s no rush, you can always try again tomorrow.

How To Put In Contacts In 4 Easy Steps

Before you start

wash your hands with soap (preferably non-perfumed, anti-bacterial liquid soap), then rinse and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.

Check that the lens isn't inside out

To do this, just put the lens on the tip of your finger and hold it up to the light. If the edges flare out, it's inside out. Some lenses have a 1, 2, 3, indicator - make sure the digits aren’t backwards. It should look like a bowl with straight edges.

Using your right hand

gently hold your upper eyelid with one finger so you don’t blink or get your eyelashes in the way, and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your other fingers.

Move the contact lens

toward your eye steadily. Look upward as you place it on your eye, and slowly release your eyelid and close your eye for a moment to allow the lens to settle. Repeat for your other eye.

IMPORTANT: Never rinse your contact lenses or lens case with tap water.

Have questions about putting contact lenses in? Check out the FAQs below for info on how your contacts should feel.

How To Remove Your Contacts In 4 Easy Steps

Ensure your hands are clean

and dry, and start with your right eye, then look up and carefully pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.

Bring your index finger to your eye

slowly until you touch the lower edge of the lens, and 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. Repeat for your left lens.

Discard daily disposable contact lenses.

If you wear dailies you can toss them out, but make sure you clean and disinfect bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses.

IMPORTANT: Never rinse your contact lenses or lens case with tap water.

Handling Your Contacts

Handling your contacts lenses becomes second nature pretty quickly. We’ve added a few features to make it even easier.

Blue Tinted Lens

ACUVUE® lenses have a blue tint so you can spot them easily in the case or package. But don’t worry. You can’t see the tint when you put in the contacts.

Smart Edges

Once you’ve got the lens on your finger, there are ways to tell if it is inside out. If it’s shaped like a bowl with straight edges, you’re good. If the edge curves out, it’s inside out.

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