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how long to wear contacts in a day

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Constad
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: I generally recommend to patients to take out contacts when they get home, wear their glasses for a few hours. Also, wear glasses one day per week, if ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If cared for properly, contact lenses can be worn daily with no long term ill effects. I have many patients who have done so for years.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
There : There may be a problem with your eyeglasses, e.g., the optical centers of the lenses may not match your pupil location, or the eyeglasses may no longe ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Headache: I would be suspicious that your prescription in your glasses may not be correct. Dry eye can also cause this issue so you could try using some artifi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most contacts are designed by worn during the day only. A few are designed to be worn for longer periods. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
It's risky: Each contact lens has been evaluated and tested for a certain period of usage. Going beyond this risks eye infection, immune recognition of tear prot ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Your : Your daily disinfection of the soft contact lenses is ideal. It certainly is safe to extend your use of the contact lenses, as long as your vision re ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
You risk eye damage: You risk abrading your corneas or getting an infection of the cornea called an ulcer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
When healed: I would wait until eyelid tenderness ; swelling has resolved. Also, be sure no eye redness before restarting cl wear.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Contact wear: Although they should not be needed, contacts can be safely worn about a month after lasik.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
?: Don't please.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Do not use contacts again until an eye doctor examines you and clears you to do so. Otherwise you risk a recurrent corneal abrasion (scratch) or corne ... Read More

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