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It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?” The answer we give is “NO!" Do millions of people swim...

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Once the contact lens is properly prepared it is time to insert the lens onto your eye.

First, using the middle finger from your non insertion hand, hold the upper eyelid and lashes open to help prevent blinking. Next, with the middle finger of your insertion hand, pull down on your lower eyelid and lashes to open your eye as much as possible. Then, while looking forward, gently place the contact on the front of your eye.

Look left, right and down to center the lens and then gently release your eyelids and blink to further center the contact lens. If the contact is still not centered properly, close your eye and gently massage the lens until the contact is in place.

Repeat this process for your other eye and your contact lenses will be inserted successfully.


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optometrist, eye doctor, South Portland, ME

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743 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 799-3031

Mon. - Fri.: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat. & Sun.: CLOSED

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July 17, 2019
It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?” The answer we give is “NO!" Do millions of people swim...