Beauty Care

How to Safely Wear and Remove Black Contact Lenses


Wearing and removing black contacts, especially for cosmetic purposes like costume parties or theatrical performances, requires careful attention to hygiene and procedure to avoid any risk to your eye health. 

How to Safely Wear Black Contact Lenses:

Consultation with an Optometrist:

Before purchasing black contact lenses, visit an optometrist for an eye exam and a contact lens fitting. This ensures the lenses fit your eyes properly and that your eyes are healthy enough for contact lens wear.

Purchase from a Reputable Source:

Buy black contact lenses from a reputable retailer or get them prescribed by your eye doctor. Ensure they are FDA-approved and safe for your eyes.

Hygiene Preparation:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling contact lenses. Dry them with a lint-free towel to prevent any debris from getting into your eyes.

Inspect the Lenses:

Check the lenses for any damage or defects before inserting them. If they appear damaged, do not use them.

Inserting the Lenses:

Place the lens on the tip of your index finger. Ensure it is facing the correct way (check for inside-out by seeing if the lens forms a “U” shape).

Use your free hand to hold your upper eyelid open and your middle finger to pull down your lower eyelid.

Look up and gently place the lens on your eye. Blink a few times to center the lens properly.

Adjustment and Comfort:

If the lens feels uncomfortable or causes irritation, remove it immediately.

Blink several times or gently massage your eyelid to help the lens settle.

Proper Removal:

Wash your hands thoroughly before removing the lenses.

Look up and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your middle finger.

Use your index finger and thumb to pinch the lens gently and remove it.

Cleaning and Storage:

Clean the lenses immediately after removal using recommended contact lens solution.

Store them in a clean lens case filled with fresh solution, ensuring the lenses are fully submerged.

How to Safely Remove Black Contact Lenses:

Wash Your Hands:

Always start by washing your hands with soap and water and drying them with a lint-free towel.

Prepare for Removal:

Look up and use your middle finger to pull down your lower eyelid. Use your index finger to gently touch the lower edge of the lens.

Remove the Lens:

Slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye (sclera).

Pinch the lens gently between your thumb and index finger and remove it.

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