Most people should have their eyes examined at least every two years, depending on their clinical circumstances. However, you should ask your optometrist how often they recommend you have an eye examination. If you notice any changes in your sight, or are having any problems with your eyes contact your optometrist – do not wait for your next scheduled eye examination. Read more about eye examinations.
The membrane that covers the white of your eye (the conjunctiva) also lines your eyelids, so it is impossible for a contact lens to get lost behind your eyes.
If you have conjunctivitis you don’t need to stay off work or keep your children out of school. But you should ensure that you avoid spreading the infection by making sure you wash your hands regularly with warm, soapy water, You should also wash your towels, face cloths and pillows regularly and don’t let anyone else use them until you are symptom-free. If you usually wear contact lenses, don’t wear them until your eyes are better.