According to Acuvue - which makes 1 Day Acuvue, Acuvue Oasys and 1 Day Acuvue Moist, - the first rule of wearing contact lenses successfully is to always follow the manufacturers" instructions.
"The key is to get in the habit of caring for your lenses conscientiously," the company states.
"Or, if you choose daily disposable lenses then you have the freedom from solutions, cleaning and storing your lenses."
Golden rules include hygiene - always wash and rinse hands thoroughly before handling lenses and never use saliva to moisten or clean the lenses.
Clean, rinse and disinfect lenses each time they are removed and rinse out the lens case every day and let it dry.
In addition, never wear lenses when handling chemicals that let off irritating fumes or vapours, such as paint, hairspray or oven cleaner.
These precautions will help stop eye infections and maximise the benefits of wearing contact lenses.
by Adrian Galbreth