Help and frequently asked questions

I am a diabetic on insulin. Is it safe for me to wear contact lenses and if so which type would you recommend?

Answer: 

Just because you're diabetic, doesn't mean you can't wear contact lenses. However, it's important that you're aware that in the event of an injury (e.g. a corneal abrasion) it might take longer for your eyes to heal and any infections might take longer to clear than a contact lens wearer who doesn't have diabetes.

Therefore excellent hygiene and handling are all the more important and your optician will probably advise that you are fitted with contact lenses that have good oxygen transmission properties. It's best to speak to your local GP or optician, who should be able to answer all your questions.

Was this answer helpful?

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health

Request an eye test

Search for more answers:

More help in store

If you need more help, you can contact us by searching for your nearest store below. Just type in your postcode, city or town.