People may wish to avoid claiming on their international medical insurance by utilising contact lenses safely.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists honorary treasurer and consultant ophthalmologist Peter McDonnell declared that the use of these devices for vision-correcting purposes is "generally effective and safe".
However, individuals ought to have the supervision of a qualified professional and must follow the cleaning and caring advice for the items, he pointed out.
Using contact lenses "solely to change the appearance of the eye" could potentially result in an eye infection or other serious issues relating to sight, the expert declared.
Mr McDonnell pointed out many of these are purchased from retail outlets without any medical assistance.
He advised people to always seek the help of professionals when using contact lenses.
It is also essential for members of the public to protect their eyes when engaging in winter sports such as skiing, Eyecare Trust chairman Dharmesh Patel recently noted.