At BJS we get lots of emails asking the best way to put in fashion contact lenses. It is actually quite straightforward to put in a pair of contact lenses, but it can seem daunting the first time. In this post Iâ€™ll show you my method for inserting fashion contact lenses. This is the method I was shown at my local opticians and is pretty standard, although you may find your own way of doing things after a couple of attempts. If you have never worn fashion contact lenses before I recommend reading a few different methods or if possible asking a friend to show you.
You will need a suitable location to do this in – somewhere well lit with a mirror over a smooth, clean surface e.g. a sink or counter. The reason I mention the surface under the mirror is in case you drop a contact lens. A smooth, clean surface will make it easier to find your lens. If you do drop a lens simply rinse it in plenty of contact lens solution until it looks clean. The first time you put in fashion contact lenses make sure you have plenty of time because it may take you a couple of attempts. Ideally you should be calm and relaxed, which is unlikely if you have to rush out the door in five minutes.
These instructions are for putting a contact lens into your right eye – for your left eye just use the opposite hand.