Whether you are getting new ones or just trying out a color contact lens, you need to follow a few tips to keep your eyes healthy. In general, contact lenses should be cleaned every morning and evening because the bacteria on the lens can collect in your eyes if you don’t clean them often enough. There is also a bacterium known as acanthamoeba keratitis, which you need to know about because it is one of the most common forms of eye infection. Acanthamoeba typically causes conjunctivitis, but it can also cause corneal ulcers and even vision loss.

As far as cleaning your lenses goes, you don’t need anything fancy. Just make sure to use the right type of cleanser so that you don’t dry out the lenses and irritate your eyes. Also, as long as you care for your color contact lens, they’re fine to wear as long as you treat them correctly.