Information and guidance section

Whether you’re interested in starting to wear contact lenses, or want to know more about the latest research and developments in contact lens products, the BCLA website provides up-to-date independent guidance.
In this section, you will find everything you need to know about contact lens wear and care, including types of lenses, how to avoid infections, do’s and don't’s of contact lens wear, and contact lenses and sport.

Your contact lens practitioner can provide you with more information on what contact lenses can do for you, and the best lens type to suit your individual needs. Use our 'Find a contact lens practitioner' tool to locate your nearest BCLA member practitioner.

Please note: The BCLA can only provide general information that is not intended to be a substitute for a proper professional care and advice. If you have a specific question about your eyes or contact lenses, we recommend that you consult an eye care professional. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the BCLA will not accept liability for any loss or damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any information on this website.

Important dos and don'ts of contact lens wear
Acanthamoeba and contact lenses
Aftercare for contact lens wearers
Astigmatism and contact lenses
Benefits of contact lenses
Benefits of contact lenses over glasses for sports
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses
Contact lens solutions
Contact lenses for keratoconus
Contact lenses and lifestyle
Contact lenses and myopia control in children
Contact lenses and sport
Contact lenses for children and teens
Contact lenses versus refractive surgery
Cosmetic contact lenses
Daily disposable soft contact lenses
Dos and don'ts of contact lens solutions
Infection and contact lenses
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses
Types of contact lenses
Wearing contact lenses overnight
What is orthokeratology?
What's new in contact lenses?
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