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How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes

Elsie Goycoolea
By Elsie Goycoolea. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes

If you are still wearing glasses then you might be missing out on the benefits of wearing contact lenses. Glasses are bulky and will tend to fall off when exercising or as a result of sweating on those really hot days. However, learning to put on contact lenses effortlessly takes some practice. If you have small eyes it might require a little bit more time but there is no other reason why you can’t make the switch from wearing glasses to sporting a some clear lenses.

In this OneHowTo article we share some helpful advice on how to put in contact lenses for small eyes.

You'll need:

  • Pair of contact lenses
  • Contact lens case
  • Contact lens solution
  • Tissue (optional)
  • Mirror (optional)
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Steps to follow:


The first step is to get comfortable with all the equipment you need to properly store and clean your contacts. Unless you use disposable lenses you will need a contact lens case and some contact lens solution. The solution helps to clean and disinfect your contacts as well as keep your contacts hydrated.

How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes - Step 1

When you are ready, clean your hands thoroughly and dry them up with a towel. The open your contact lens case and identify your right contact lens. If you wish you can start with your left eye first.



Place the right contact lens on your index finger making sure that it is sitting hollow-side up. Remember to be gentle. Inspect it for any bruises or cuts.

How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes - Step 3

Many people will barely touch their eyes when putting on their contacts but to put in contact lenses for small eyes it is important that the eye area is opened up so that it is easier to place the contact.

To open up your eyes, you will use both hands. First, use your index finger from your free hand and pull your upward eyelid from above your eye. Then move the hand with your contact lens close to your face and use the middle and ring finger of this hand to gently pull down your lower eyelid.

How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes - Step 4

Now slowly start to place the contact lens on your eye. Try not to blink and keep your focus away from your finger. If your eyes are dry, pour some solution in your eyes so it can help with lubrication.

How to Put in Contact Lenses for Small Eyes - Step 5

Then, let go of your lower eyelid first and then your upper eyelid. Blink a couple of times to make sure that the contact lens is in place.

Before you move to your other eye, wait to see if you experience any discomfort or pain that may indicate you didn’t put it on correctly. Red eyes can be normal but look out for any pain.


When you have both of them on, clean the contact lens case and store it for the time you remove your contact lens. If your eyes itch and cause pain don’t hesitate to remove your contacts. It is possible that you need to look for different contact lenses or a different solution.


Your eyes are one of the most delicate organs in your body so remember to move slowly, stop when necessary and always make sure that you are keeping high hygiene levels.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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