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  • Aashi Dahiya
  • May 03, 23

Wearing Contact Lenses For the 1st time? Here are some tips

If you're considering switching to contact lenses, or if you're simply interested in trying them out, you may have some concerns and questions about the process. For example, how to wear them correctly or if your contact lenses are the right power or not. Don't worry, we have compiled a list of best tips and tricks for first time contact lens wearers. Read on. 


Tips for first time contact lens wearers

Here are some tips for wearing contact lenses for the first time:

Schedule an appointment with an eye doctor

Before trying contact lenses, you should visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist to get an eye exam and a contact lens fitting. This will ensure that you get the correct prescription and the best type of lenses for your eyes. You can also try our fun contact lens quiz to know which lenses are the best for you.

Choose the right type of lenses

There are several types of contact lenses available, including soft lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and hybrid lenses. Soft lenses are the most common and comfortable, while rigid gas permeable lenses may take some time to get used to. Your eye doctor will recommend the best type of lenses for your needs. 

Learn how to handle and care for your lenses

You'll need to learn how to put in and take out your lenses, as well as how to clean and store them properly. Your eye doctor or optician will provide you with instructions on how to do this. You can refer to this amazing, comprehensive guide to learn how to take care of your contact lenses.


Start with a short wearing time

When you first start wearing contact lenses, it's important to start with a short wearing time, such as a few hours a day, and gradually increase the time as your eyes adjust to the lenses. You may experience some discomfort or dryness at first, but this should improve over time.

Be aware of potential problems

If you experience any discomfort, redness, or irritation while wearing your lenses, remove them immediately and contact your eye doctor. These symptoms could indicate an infection or other problem.

Practice good hygiene

To avoid eye infections, it's important to wash your hands before handling your lenses and to clean and store them properly. Avoid wearing your lenses while swimming or in hot tubs, as this can increase the risk of infection.


Wearing contact lenses can be a great option for many people, but it's important to take the time to learn how to handle and care for them properly. By following these tips and working with your eye doctor, you can enjoy the benefits of clear vision without glasses.


Watch out this space for more on contact lens care and usage. 

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