Home > Daily-tips Updated 08 October 2013 Contacts don’t have to be an eyesore Whether they’re for fashion or so you don’t have to wear those hideous horn-rimmed specs your granny got you, contact lenses are rather revolutionary. 0 Shutterstock Whether they’re for fashion or so you don’t have to wear those hideous horn-rimmed specs your granny got you, contact lenses are rather revolutionary. But they can also create eye horrors if they are not correctly cared for.Take action:One of the most common errors people make is showering with contacts on. Water exposure increases the risk of corneal infections and can ultimately lead to loss of vision. To protect your eyes, you should never swim, shower or sleep with your lenses in, and always replace lenses according to instructions, and use fresh contact solution each time.Visit our Eye Health Centre- Photo woman putting contact lens in her eye from Shutterstock More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical How your workout may affect your vagina Medical Do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Mental health How a mild head injury can impair your sense of smell Medical What you need to know before your next blood test Medical Diabetes and obesity on the rise in young adults, with no improvement in heart disease diagnoses News CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.