Andrew has worn glasses for over 6 years now. He recently asked for contacts, and I took him to our eye doctor to get him "fitted". She explained that contacts are risky for diabetics because of the risk of eye infections and the fact that diabetics have a harder time recovering from an infection. She stressed cleanliness and the importance of giving his eyes plenty of time to breathe without contacts in. She was not overbearing, but she did get me worrying (like I need another thing to worry about!!) I am a "clean freak" (my husband calls me "Monica" - from Friends), so I know I can teach and help Andrew on how to properly care for his contacts. I was wondering if any of you have a T1 with contacts (or ARE a T1 with them) and could offer advice. Is it really as "risky" as our Dr said, or is she being extra cautious? Is this something I should bring up at our next endo appt? Coincidentally, our next endo appt is the day before the eye dr appt to actually get his contacts (they had to be special ordered). The eye Dr told us he should wear the contacts only if he is going out, otherwise, let his eyes "breathe" and wear his glasses. Is that what you guys do? Any advice is greatly appreciated!