You might feel apprehensive about applying a contact lens for the first time. That's understandable, we all did, at first. But it is a lot easier than you'd imagine.

Millions of people worldwide wear contact lenses, and it becomes second-nature in no time at all.

Watch this video to see how to apply and remove your lenses the right way.

  • Wash, rinse and dry your hands before handling, inserting or removing your contact lenses. pH-neutral soap with no oil, cream or perfume is preferred.
  • Use cosmetics, lotions, soaps, creams and deodorants with care to avoid eye irritations.
  • Always insert contact lenses before applying makeup. And remove them before taking makeup off.
  • Always carry a spare pair of contact lenses with you.
  • While wearing contact lenses, also have a pair of recently prescribed eyeglasses with you.
  • Always replace your contact lenses as directed by your eye care professional.
  • Don’t use contact lenses past their use-by date.

Our number one piece of advice to any contact lens novice is visit an optometrist.

Although there are many ways to purchase your contact lenses nowadays such as buying online and enter a subscription services, we strongly recommend sitting down with an optometrist to get their advice on wearing lenses and what lens might be right for you

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Who can wear contact lenses? Nearly everyone can wear contact lenses! Contact lens technology has rapidly evolved in recent years, just like all forms of technology. Optometrist can offer you contact lenses for nearly every type of vision correction: short- and long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, often both in a daily and/or monthly wearing modality. Please reach out to your optometrist: they will be able to answer all your questions and help you choose the lenses that suit your eyes best.

Contact lenses are very safe if you use them as indicated by your optometrist. Remember that good hygiene is important, so please wash and dry your hands thoroughly before you apply and remove your lenses.

There are different ways to apply and remove your lenses safely and you should follow the way you have been shown by your optician. As a refresher you can also hit play on our handy tutorial video , which explains how to easily apply and remove a pair of contact lenses.

Contacts are designed to stay in position perfectly. As long as you have had a professional contact lens fitting, you shouldn't have any problems.

Yes, your contact lenses should be comfortable. Your optician will measure your eye and recommend the correct type of lens. Some contact lenses are so comfortable, you won't be able to feel them on your eye.


If you are experiencing discomfort, please speak to your optometrist for advice.

Presbyopia is a natural condition that affects all of us eventually and makes it harder to see and read things close-up. Over time, our eyes lose some of their elasticity. With this, they lose some of their ability to change focus for different distances. The loss is gradual. Contact lenses are now becoming a popular choice for presbyopia.

Astigmatism is a common and usually minor eye condition that causes blurred, distorted or ‘fuzzy’ vision. It usually occurs when the cornea isn't a perfectly curved shape. The more irregularity in the eye, the more likely you are to need corrective lenses to help you focus better.

Contact lenses work in a similar way to glasses. Both forms of vision correction alter the direction of light rays to correctly focus light on the retina. Contact lenses correct your vision in a few ways. They myopia correct  – or short-sightedness – by using a concave ‘minus powered’ lens. Similarly, they correct hyperopia – or long-sightedness – with a convex ‘plus powered’ lens. When either type of lens is placed in front of the eye, it moves the image back onto the retina and clarifies it, which gives the wearer clear vision. There are two other commonly-occurring conditions – astigmatism and presbyopia. Contact lenses correct astigmatism by using different correctional powers across the meridians of the lens. And for people with presbyopia, multifocal lenses are used to correct vision across many different distances.

Contact lenses have been a popular alternative to glasses for decades. Moreover, there have been massive strides in contact lens technology in recent years. The risk of contact lens-related eye damage is very low, as long as you follow your optometrist advice and recommendations.

This is a common question before people try contact lenses for the first time. The fear is understandable because it may be related to a natural human reluctance to touch the surface of one’s eye. After learning how to correctly apply and remove their lenses, most people find it's comfortable and easy to do so. However, we always advise you to contact your optometrist for advice if you experience discomfort.

Trust the expert! Our number one piece of advice to any contact lens novice is visit an optometrist and have a professional fitting with an optician to get their advice on wearing lenses. In fact, 2,000+ are registered on our site throughout Australia and New Zealand and it's possible someone is just around the corner from you.

Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn once. They are usually sold in packs of 30 or 90 lenses. Each lens comes in an individual small blister pack. Daily disposable contact lenses are usually applied in the morning, then taken out at the end of the day and disposed of.

Daily disposable multifocal contact lenses are the same as regular daily contact lenses, but with one key difference – they are contact lenses for people with presbyopia, usually worn by those over 40. They are designed so that the wearer can see things sharply near, intermediate and far away.

Daily disposable toric contact lenses are the same as regular daily contact lenses, but with one key difference – they are contact lenses for astigmatism. In general, people with astigmatism sometimes experience blurred or distorted vision which can be corrected using toric lenses.

It is always best to remove your contact lenses before swimming. If you do swim with your contact lenses in, it is important to wear proper eye protection. For example, a pair of well-fitting swimming goggles. After swimming, your lenses should be taken out and disposed of, so it's best to wear daily disposable contact lenses. If you have any problems after swimming, contact your optometrist as soon as possible.

Yes, if you play a lot of sport, then wearing contact lenses may be right for you. Contact lenses can give you freedom from the challenges of wearing glasses. They also give you a wider field of view then glasses, which is great when playing sport.