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how to put in contact lenses

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 I’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.



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Now you can get everything you need to wear coloured contact lenses with Colour Contact Lens Sets from Funky Eyes. These sets include a pair of lenses with a bottle of contact lens solution, a storage case and full instructions on how to wear your lenses.

These contact lens sets are a great choice because you will need to buy solution and a case every time you buy a pair of lenses anyway – you might already have solution at home but for hygiene reasons it’s best to get a new case for each pair of lenses. Funky Eyes Contact Lens Sets are particularly good if this is your first time wearing contact lenses – they give you everything you need to start wearing your contacts.


Funky Eyes Contact Lens Sets

Funky Eyes Contact Lens Sets just make it easy to wear coloured contacts. Each set includes a pair of lenses, 120ml Funky Eyes Contact Lens Solution and a screw-top contact lens case. These contact lens sets come in the most popular Funky Eyes contact lens designs and they will soon be offering the entire Funky Eyes range as a complete set. They also make great gifts – if would be irresponsible to give someone a pair of lenses without the right accessories, but these contact lens sets give them everything they need to enjoy their contacts and keep their eyes healthy. We’ve put together this video to show you what you get in your Contact Lens Set and what to do with it when you receive yours:

Black Colour Contact Lens Set

Black Colour Contact Lens Set

Manson Contact Lens Set

Manson Contact Lens Set

Lava Contact Lens Set

Lava Contact Lens Set

Red Colour Contact Lens Set

Red Colour Contact Lens Set

If you want to wear fashion contact lenses you’ll need a contact lens case to store them in. Most fashion contact lenses are sold in blister packs or sealed glass vials, both of which cannot be resealed. This means that if you do not have a contact lens case, you would have to throw away your lenses after one use. Good contact lens cases will keep your lenses clean, healthy and safely stored until you want to wear them again.

There are a few different types of contact lens case but whichever type you use, the mot important thing to think about is hygiene. After all, wearing dirty contact lenses can lead to discomfort and severe eye infections. For this reason I recommend buying one contact lens case per pair of lenses and never share them with friends.

When you get your contact lens case, rinse it out with contact lens solution. Once it is clean, fill the case with solution and place your lenses inside. The solution will keep your lenses moist and clean, and should be changed every time you wear your lenses. By following these simple steps you can avoid eye infections and irritation, keeping your eyes healthy for years to come!


Screw Top Contact Lens Cases

Screw-Top Contact Lens Case

Screw-Top Contact Lens Case

Screw top contact lens cases have a flat design with a separate screw-top dish for each lens. This keeps the lenses separate and stops them sticking together. And for those of you that like a mismatched look, it allows you to store two different single lenses in one case. I like these contact lens cases because they are cheap, straightforward and easy to use – simply unscrew the lids. The flat shape is ideal for travel and once tightly closed, these contact lens cases are watertight, so you can pop them in your handbag or pocket for later. They are also easy to clean and great value, so you can have lots of cases for different lenses.

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Using Contact Lens Tweezers

Using Contact Lens Tweezers

If you find it hard to use coloured contact lenses, contact lenses tweezers are such a godsend. They are soft-tipped tweezers that you can use to handle your lenses. Contact lens tweezers make it much easier to handle your lenses and can be very helpful if you are new to wearing contact lenses. You can use them to pick up a lens and put it on your finger, straighten out a folded lens, check a lens for rips or just transfer them from the original contact lens vial to your storage case.

Why use Contact Lens Tweezers?

1. More hygienic than using your fingers


2. Makes it easier to handle your contact lenses


3. Prevents lens rips – especially if you have long nails

In terms of hygiene, you should handle your lenses as little as possible – as well as germs our fingers can transfer eye-irritating particles and skin oils that can damage lenses. Contact lens tweezers on the other hand are easy to keep clean and mean that you handle the lenses less.


Contact lens tweezers have soft tips that are gentle on the lens, so there is less chance of damaging one. This is especially important when you are cleaning your lenses, because it allows you to pick up and rinse your lenses without damaging the lens. It is surprisingly easy to tear a coloured contact lens and I definitely recommend buying a pair of lens tweezers if you are new to wearing contacts.