>People who wear coloured contact lenses have been reminded of the importance of caring for them in the same way as normal corrective lenses.
Dr Patrick Magee of Eye Health Plus told The Advertiser that many people wear coloured contact lenses for too long because they are expensive.
He said that budgeting cuts should be made elsewhere and also warned against wearing other people"s contact lenses.
While coloured contact lenses may be entirely cosmetic and not needed to improve vision, Dr Magee stated: "They still require the same level of care as corrective lenses."
All contact lenses are tinted to a degree to help the wearer see them but coloured contact lenses can change the appearance of the iris.
by Adrian Galbreth