I've been wearing them years...(my parents have been wearing them about 30 years too) and never had any problems.
I've worn contact lens for 10years and i've not had any major probs/ discomfort.
I've had maybe 4/5 times an eye infection- when I've had a cold and probably transferred the germs into my eye when putting them in without washing my hands properly.
If you always wash your hands and dry them on a separate lint-free towel (not general-use hand towel) there should be no problem.
Soft lens are what the majority of ppl wear, so less discomfort than hard ones. I've never had 24 hour ones: I always take them out at night as your eyes do get dry and tired although I hear that the technology is better these days, and the lenses more permeable.
It is good to go for a few weeks without contact I find, though, as over the years my eyes have got drier. Wearing glasses can take some getting used to again, as you will see less focused, the lens not being so close to the eye.
the worst problem i've had is where the lens folds up under my eyelid and i have to go fish it out
I've worn them on and off for a couple of years now. My dad's had them for... well, longer that I can remember, and never had no problems.
I've been with the continous wear ones (i.e. that you keep in for a month, then change) for 5 months now, and they are fine. My eyes did get a little dry when I first had them for a couple of weeks, but they are fine now. I guess it was just getting used to them. I would recommend these, as you can take them out and wear glasses if they take your fancy for an occassion, but more importantly, it means you don't have to take them out/put them in every morning/night - that's why I gave up on contacts the first time round, because I couldn't be doing with the putting in/taking out twice a day, but I hated the glassers, tried the continous ones, and they are great. Defo recommended!
everything should be OK if you wear the soft lenses, they are really really safe, I've been wearing them for years and haven't had any problems.
always wash your hands before puting them in/taking them off and you shouldn't have any problems.
Ive had then since i was 15, so thats like 3 years + and i've never ever had a problem with them. Love my contacts... never go anywhere without them... except swimming lol
Yeh worn contacts for a few years now! Only problems are once it fell out of my eye, my it split in my eye and one I couldnt find it in my eye. Apart from that maybe a few eye infections and otherwise amazing feeling that I can see without heavy glasses on my nose!!!!!!!
p.s what is this to do with relationships??