Color Contacts

Color contact lenses: Do's and don'ts

Contact lens Do's and Don'ts

Whether you are wearing color contact lenses for a new look, a Halloween costume or a role in a theatrical production, these do's and don'ts will help keep your eyes free of infections.

DON'T share your contact lenses

As fun as it may sound, never swap colors with your friends. Contact lenses are medical devices and are fitted to the specifications of each person's eyes.

Exchanging lenses also can transmit harmful bacteria, which can lead to a serious, vision-threatening eye infection.

DO care for your contact lenses properly

Color contact lenses, like clear contact lenses, must be properly cleaned, disinfected and stored with appropriate lens care products to avoid contamination.

And don't forget to replace your lenses according to your eye care professional's instructions.

DON'T wear your color contacts if your eyes are irritated

Sore, irritated or red eyes may be a symptom of a contact lens-related eye infection or other serious problem.

ARE YOU FEELING DISCOMFORT WITH YOUR CONTACTS? Find an eye doctor near you and schedule an appointment.

DO have fun with your new look

Whether you want to enhance your facial features or create a dramatic statement, colored contact lenses allow you to have the eye color you've always wanted.

SEE RELATED: How do I choose the best contact lens color?

Page updated September 2019