How to use TOTAL1™ contact lenses

How to smoothly apply and remove lenses

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.

As a Total1™ contact lens wearer, remember these helpful tips:

  • 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.


^Based on nearly 90% of wearers agreed with the statement ‘while wearing these lenses I sometimes forget I have them on’ (Perez-Gomez). *High oxygen transmissible lenses, DK/T=156 @ -3.00. Based on published manufacturer- provided Dk and thickness values in: Tyler's Quarterly Soft Contact Lens Parameter Guide. Dec 2020. #Based on laboratory measurements of unworn lenses. ~Professional fees may apply.


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