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  • Santu Seal
  • Jul 31, 23

Seeing Clearly: Insider Tips for Contact Lens Newbies | Aqualens

As a fellow Gen Z who didn't learn how to wear contact lenses until I was 23, I completely understand the struggle of overcoming the fear of touching our precious eyeballs! But fear not, for I've walked that path and now I'm here, your Aqua-Insider, ready to share some tips and unconventional trade secrets that your optometrist might not have told you about wearing contact lenses. So, let's dive into this journey together!

The First Eye Contact - It's Not That Scary! 

Your first encounter with contact lenses can be intimidating, but trust me, it gets easier with time and practice. When inserting your lenses, make sure to wash your hands with soap and dry them with a lint-free cloth, and always handle the lenses with your fingertips, not your nails. Remember, the secret ingredient here is patience and practice.

The Optometrist's Rules vs. My Unconventional Approach 

The optometrist's office might have taught you to start with the right eye, but I've found a more successful strategy! If the right eye gives you trouble, try the left eye first. Sometimes, one success can boost your confidence for the other eye. It's like finding the perfect filter for your selfies - you've got to experiment!

Slow and Steady Wins the Lens Race 

When putting in your contacts, slow down, and be confident. Rushing things won't do you any good. The more carefully you place the lens, the better your chances of success. Take it from someone who knows - it's all about the mental game!

A Relaxed Approach for a Successful Insertion 

I've discovered a new strategy that works wonders. During the pandemic, when makeup wasn't a priority, I found that my lenses were easier to insert on the first attempt when I took a relaxed approach. If it didn't go smoothly the first time, I tried again instead of forcing it. It's like a dance; you've got to find the rhythm that suits you best!

Cleaning and Caring - Contact Lens Commandments 

Keeping your contact lenses clean and cared for is crucial for healthy eyes and comfortable wear. Use only the Aqualens contact lens solution and never use saliva or tap water to clean them. Remember, cleaning your lenses is not the same as doing your laundry!

Be Patient with the Adjustment Period 

Adjusting to contact lenses may take some time, but don't fret. Your eyes need a little time to get used to these tiny, invisible friends. Be patient, set reminders to remove and clean your lenses, and soon enough, it'll be a breeze!


Remember, the first eye contact might be daunting, but with time, it becomes second nature. Embrace a slow and steady mindset, and don't be afraid to try an unconventional approach that works best for you. Proper cleaning and caring for your lenses are non-negotiable, and the adjustment period requires a little patience, but the rewards of comfortable wear and clear vision make it all worthwhile. So, take a deep breath, dive into this journey with confidence, and soon you'll be a contact lens pro! 

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