Look in the mirror and hold your upper and lower eyelids open with the hand not holding the lens. Look in front of you or up toward the ceiling and place the lens in your eye. Close your eye slowly and either roll your eye around or press gently on the eyelid to settle the lens in place.
Why wont my contact lenses stick to my eye?
It’s just because your finger is too wet. The lens has to be wet , but dry your finger tip before placing the lens on it , then hurry up to put the lens on before the finger tip gets too wet again. You are probably new at inserting lenses and weren’t taught correctly.
Why won’t my contacts stay in place?
When your contact lenses do not sit in place the curvature of your lenses (BC or base curve) does not fit well with the curvature of your eye. … This is highly dependent on the size of the pupil as well as if single vision or multifocal contact lenses need to be fitted.
Why does my contact keep sticking to my eyelid?
Usually, a contact lens that gets stuck in the eye is a soft lens. The first step is to wash your hands thoroughly. Then, determine the location of the contact lens in your eye. If the contact stuck in your eye is properly centered on your cornea, the lens has probably dried out.
Why are my contacts so flimsy?
That is most likely due to your finger being wetter than your eye. A soft lens will always stick to the wetter surface whether it’s your finger or the eye. Pass the lens back and forth from your left pointer finger to the right a couple of time always drying off the finger before passing the lens to it.
Should your finger be wet or dry when putting in contacts?
Make sure your fingers are dry. REMEMBER – a lens sticks to wet surfaces (like the eye) better than dry surfaces, so if your finger is too wet, it will keep sticking to your finger and when you try to put it on the eye, it won’t adhere properly.
Can you use eye drops with contacts?
While some of them may be OK for use with contact lenses, they are designed to not only lubricate the eye but to promote healing of the eye’s surface. It is best to stick with eye drops that specifically state, “for contact lenses.” However, many other artificial tears for dry eyes are OK to use with contact lenses.