There’s a first time for everything – your first day at school, first kiss … and even your first time wearing contact lenses. Whether you opt for daily disposable lenses or a monthly replacement schedule, contact lenses should be comfortable, safe and easy to use. Best of all, you’ll master the basics in no time.
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.
You're not the first person to try contact lenses, nor the last. In fact, contact lens technology has rapidly evolved in recent years, just like all other forms of technology - and each different type of lens has features designed to make them as comfortable as possible.
It's no more difficult to apply and remove lenses than to tie your laces or brush your teeth. It takes very little time to override your eye's natural instinct to blink when something comes too close to it. Watch this video to see how to apply and remove your lenses the right way.
Our number one piece of advice to any contact lens novice is visit an optician. You can buy lenses from most opticians nowadays, but we strongly recommend sitting down with an optician to get their advice on wearing lenses. In fact nearly 8,000 are registered on our site throughout Europe - and possibly someone is just around the corner from you.
Disposable contact lenses that last a day. No cleaning required.
Disposable contact lenses that last a month. Clean and store them every day.
Not sure which one is right for you?
Want to try lenses for the first time? We've made it easy for you. Simply pick up your trial pack* at one of 2,000+ locations in the UK.
*Eye exam may be required. Professional fees may apply.