Changing your contact lenses on time means that you will have not only healthier eyes, but fresh and luminous eyes as well. First, let’s talk about why a fresh contact lens is important. Contact lenses tend to collect something known as protein deposits over time. Protein exists in your tears naturally.

Over time, these proteins deposit themselves on your contact lenses, which can cause your vision to be cloudy. Protein deposits can degrade lens surface quality and may stimulate an immune response, which means your eyes can start to get itchy, watery, and irritated if there are too many protein deposits.

What can you do to make sure that your contact lenses and your eyes stay fresh and healthy?

Stick to your recommended contact lens replacement schedule as recommended by your eye doctor.

When you follow your recommended replacement schedule, you keep your eyes happy, healthy, and bright. CooperVision has contact lenses in every replacement schedule. No matter what your lifestyle needs are, CooperVision has a contact lens for you. If you would like to learn more about what contact lens is right for you, check out our Find The Right Lens tool.

Follow a routine

If you replace your contact lenses the same day of the week, you are more likely to remember to replace them on time.

Set up a reminder

If you have trouble remembering to replace your contact lenses, make sure to set up an alert on your phone, calendar, or planner.

Consider an annual supply

If you purchase an annual supply of your contact lenses, you have the lenses you need on the days that you need to replace them. It makes things simpler for you.

Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.
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Hi Jackie. Thanks for contacting us. The best person to ask this question to would be your eye doctor. Since there are a variety of different contact lens options, your eye doctor will be able to help you select the right lens for your lifestyle needs.

For more general questions, please feel free to contact us at Consumer Care at

I use Avaira(cooper vision), my dr told me I have to change them every 2 months but i read on ur website your supposed to throw them away every month?

Hi Eunice, thank you for contacting us. Avaira lenses are recommended by CooperVision and FDA has cleared for 2 week replacement. However, eye care professionals have the flexibility to prescribe a replacement schedule based on the ocular needs of the patient.

Please discuss this with your eye doctor as contact lenses are medical devices that must be prescribed and dispensed from licensed eye care providers. If you'd like more information about CooperVision contact lenses, your eye care professional is your best resource.

I just moved to Ocean View, Hawaii and the Dr just said because of the area I had to take the extended wear out for at least 6 hrs a night. What is your view of this in the tropical areas?

Hi Ben. Thank you for contacting us. We recommend talking to your eye doctor about the best replacement and wearing schedule for you. However, if you still have questions, please contact our Consumer Care team at

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