Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. While there's obviously nothing wrong with wearing glasses (they can look so adorable and stylish!), they can also be incredibly annoying. They're tough to wear when it's really sunny out, they can sometimes feel slightly painful on your ears or nose, and it's difficult to snuggle in bed watching TV when they jam into your face. That's where contacts come in. They're much more versatile and can sometimes make you forget you even have vision issues at all, which is nice. But as great as they might be, contacts definitely aren't perfect, and there are risks to wearing contact lenses that you might not know about.
Once you get over the initial weirdness of constantly touching your own eyeball to stick a little piece of something in there so that you can see properly, contacts become like second nature to you. They become something you don't really think about, unless they rip or start to irritate your eye or become very dry. That's both a good and a bad thing. Becoming too comfortable with your contacts could mean you stop being careful with them, and that's where these risks come in.
Your contacts require daily care, and there are also some general rules to wearing them: don't sleep in them, don't leave them in 24/7, and replace them when they need to be replaced (no over-wearing!). If you follow all of these rules, your eyes will probably be in pretty good shape. Either way, though, you need to know about the below risks of wearing contacts: