1. Avoid wearing contact lenses while swimming as
there are bacteria in the water that can adhere to your
lenses and cause infections. If you do swim with your
contacts, you should wear goggles over them and you
should disinfect them immediately afterwards.
2. You should never share your contact lenses with
anyone as it may cause an eye infection.
3. You should clean the lenses by rinsing them with the
solution and not rub the lenses to remove dirt and
4. Contact lenses should always be stored in a sterile
carrying case filled with fresh solution, which ensures
the lenses remain moist and clean.
5. Many people use their contact lenses longer than
recommended. This leads to loss of comfort and an
increased risk of eye infections.
6. Some contact lenses have UV protection built into
the lenses but you should still use sunglasses because
the contact lenses will only protect the part of your eye
that it covers.
7. You should wash and dry your hands thoroughly
before removing contact lenses. After removing them,
gently rub them with cleaning solution and store them
in a case filled with solution.
8. Falling asleep while wearing disposable contact
lenses is a common problem. Sleeping with your
contact lenses in your eyes can cause damage and
9. You should always have a back-up pair of eyeglasses
– even if you wear your contacts all the time.
10. Contact lenses are extremely popular world over as
fashion statements. Avoid wearing coloured contact
lenses as they can cause conjunctivitis, corneal
oedema, allergic reactions, corneal abrasions and
reduction in vision.
11. You must follow the rules of hygiene recommended
by the contact lenses manufacturer and doctor. The
lenses must be stored correctly and never worn beyond
the stipulated time.
12. Always consult a doctor if there is any eye redness
13. Always buy contact lenses from reputable
manufacturers and follow the instructions given by the
doctor about wear and tear.
14. Insert contact lens before applying eye makeup and
remove lenses before removing the makeup.
15. The lens solutions must be recommended by a
doctor. Keep the tip of the lens solution bottles clean
and never use expired solutions.
16. Protect your eyes against infections by never using
saliva, strange soaps, and un-sterilised water or
solutions to clean the lenses.