Contact lens care

Care for contact lenses

Taking proper care of your contact lenses helps reduce your risk of eye infection. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests these tips for healthier eyes:

  • If you have swelling, redness, discharge, blurriness, tearing or increased sensitivity to light, take out your contact lenses immediately and see an ophthalmologist.
  • Don't smoke. 
  • Avoid decorative lenses commonly sold at costume shops. These lenses may cause eye damage. 
  • Have your eyes examined at least once annually.

If you have questions about your eye health, contact your ophthalmologist.