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Contact Lens Care

Putting in your contacts

Here’s a step-by-step video to help you put in your contacts, whether it’s your first time or you just want a refresher

How to Put in Your Soft Contact Lenses

  1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses
  2. Always insert and remove your contacts over a plugged sink – that way, if you accidentally drop a lens, you'll be able to find it more easily
  3. Pour the right lens and storage solution from the case into your palm. It's good to get in the habit of always working with the right lens first, just to avoid mix-ups
  4. Make sure your fingers are clean and dry. Soft contacts tend to stick to wet fingers
  5. Place the right lens on the tip of the index finger of your dominant hand
  6. Using the middle finger of your other hand, pull and hold your upper eyelid open, so you cannot blink
  7. Pull down your lower eyelid, using the middle finger of your inserting hand
  8. Look up and place the lens gently on the lower white part of your eye. Or, look straight at the lens, and place it directly on the center of your eye
  9. Look down to position the lens correctly
  10. Release your eyelid, and close your eye for a moment

Repeat these instructions to insert your left contact lens. Learn how to remove your contact lenses

TSA permits contact lens solutions to be carried on board a flight.

Check with the TSA for current rules for bringing contact lens solutions in your carry-on luggage.
View and print the TSA guidelines

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