How to use contact lenses

Wearing lenses can feel daunting at first, but your optician will soon help you feel at ease. During your assessment you will be taken through all of the steps and be able to practice putting them in and taking them out. You'll also be told all about how to best care for your eyes and your lenses.

If you've already had your assessment, or if you've worn lenses before and just need a reminder, use our online how-to and video guides.

  • If possible, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and dry with a lint-free towel.
  • Start with the same lens every time as you’ll be less likely to switch lenses by mistake.
  • Never let your contact lenses or lens case come into contact with water.
  • Replace your lens case every three months.
  • Only use solution and drops recommended by your Optician.
  • Always use fresh solution and never top up old solution with new solution.
  • If your eyes are red or sore, take the day off wearing lenses and pop on your glasses instead.
  • Book an aftercare appointment
  • If possible, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and dry with a lint-free towel.
  • Start with the same lens every time as you’ll be less likely to switch lenses by mistake.
  • If your eyes are red or sore, take the day off wearing lenses and pop on your glasses instead.