How to Tell If an Acuvue Lens is Inside Out?

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How to Tell If an Acuvue Lens is Inside Out?
Examine the Acuvue contact lens closely to determine if it is inside out. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Contact lenses sit on the front of the eye on the cornea. The lenses help to correct vision problems or they can change the colour of your eyes. Before you place an Acuvue contact into your eye, you need to ensure that it is not inside out. If the contact is inside out, it can cause irritation to your eye and it will feel uncomfortable. Acuvue contacts contain a mark on the side of the lens, which makes it easier for you to determine if the lenses are inside out.

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Things you need

  • Antibacterial soap

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  1. 1

    Wash your hands with antibacterial soap to remove any debris and dirt.

  2. 2

    Place the contact on the tip of your index finger.

  3. 3

    Look at the side of the contact lens. It will read "123" or "AV." If the contact lens is inside out, the "123" or the "AV" will appear reversed.

Tips and warnings

  • Always wash your hands before putting contacts into your eyes to prevent eye infections.

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