If you are thinking of switching from glasses to contact lenses, you will have practical questions.

Dominic Candon, store director at Specsavers in Gravesend, shares some tips to help you deal with everyday contact lens concerns.

Top tips

‘A question we get always asked by newbie wearers is how to understand if the contact lens is inside-out.

‘The trick is to place the lens on your finger so that a cup is formed and look at it. If it forms a "U" with the top edges flared out, it's inside out. If it forms just a "U," it's in the correct position.

‘Another question that pops up very often is whether or not you can go swimming with your lenses and whether you can use water to clean them.

‘The answer to both is no. Pool and sea water contain germs that can contaminate your eyes and cause infections or irritations. Same applies to tap water. You should only use the specific contact lens liquid that it’s given to you by your opticians.

‘You are allowed to use eye drops that are safe to use with contact lenses – always read the package insert or ask your opticians/pharmacist if you are unsure.’

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