In an effort to reduce serious eye infection, the Cornea Service at the Duke Eye Center is recommending that patients avoid sleeping or napping while wearing contact lenses.  Also, do not wear contact lenses while swimming or sitting in a hot tub.  Remove a contact lens whenever your eye feels irritated or is red or injured.  Make sure you review proper lens care with your eye doctor to make sure you are properly cleaning, disinfecting, enzyme cleaning, and replacing your contact lenses on schedule.