Cleaning and using your contact lenses properly will help keep your eyes healthy and free from infections .
Daily disposable lenses don't need cleaning or disinfecting because they're only worn once then thrown away.
To keep your eyes healthy if you wear disposable lenses:
There are two types of reusable lenses: soft and hard.
Soft and hard reusable lenses both have to be disinfected with contact lens solution every day to prevent infections. Your contact lens prescriber will tell you how to do this.
To look after your reusable lenses safely:
If in doubt, take your lenses out and go to your prescriber or local eye casualty department.
Get advice straightaway if you have:
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.