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Love your lenses

Every year the General Optical Council runs a 'Love Your Lenses Week' to promote healthy contact lens wear. Here's their advice on how to safely wear lenses.

Contact lenses are enjoyed safely and loved by millions of people.

Most wearers won’t ever experience problems, however, if contact lenses are not treated with the love and respect they need, there is a small risk of developing potentially serious problems.

If you love your eyes, love your lenses. Stick to the tips below to keep your eyes healthy:

Do :


Ask yourself these three questions, each time you wear your lenses:

Do my eyes feel good all day long with my lenses in? — no discomfort
Do my eyes look good? — no redness
Do I see well? — no unusual blurring with either eye

If the answer to any of these questions is no, leave your lenses off and consult your optician immediately, who will advise you on what to do next.