Q9. Are contact lenses safe?

A9. Like anything in life they are not risk free. They are safe but there is a small risk of eye infections, build up of protein deposits, allergic reactions to cleaning solutions and other similar issues.

But many of these are largely preventable as long as you follow the instructions given to you by your optician. Make sure that you clean your lenses as per guidelines and do not exceed the length of time they are to be worn.

Make sure that you have regular contact lens check ups with your optician and report anything to him/her if you notice any changes or problems with your vision.

Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses and are satisfied with them so do not worry unnecessarily about this. It is very much a case of paying attention to hygiene and ensuring that your lenses are properly cared for.

For more information visit our contact lenses advice section.


Contact lenses FAQs

  1. What is a contact lens?
  2. What do contact lenses do?
  3. What are the different types of contact lenses?
  4. Can anyone wear contact lenses?
  5. Can children wear contact lenses?
  6. What are soft lenses?
  7. What are gas permeable lenses?
  8. Which are the right lenses for me?
  9. Are contact lenses safe?
  10. Are contact lenses easy or difficult to use?
  1. What are the advantages of contact lenses over glasses?
  2. What is contact lens aftercare?
  3. Why is it so important to care for your contact lenses?
  4. What are the risks with wearing contact lenses?
  5. Should I buy contact lenses in store or over the internet?
  6. Can you get bifocal contact lenses?
  7. I have astigmatism: can I wear contact lenses?
  8. I play sport: which type of contact lenses should I wear?
  9. What are novelty contact lenses?
  10. I have never worn contact lenses. What is my first step?

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