What can my child do to avoid eye irritation and infections from contact lenses?
If your teenager wears contacts, be sure he or she understands the importance of avoiding eye irritation and infections by:
- Not sharing or swapping contacts with someone else.
- Never using saliva, tap water, distilled water, or homemade non-sterile saline solution in caring for the lenses.
- For girls, applying makeup after inserting the lenses, not before.
- Using hypoallergenic skin products and cosmetics or those marked "for contact lens wearers" or "for sensitive eyes."