U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old female asked:

I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. they don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
CTL Over wear: Sleeping in contact lenses that are not designed for this will potentially result in significant ocular surface irritation, possible infection, scaring, pain, and loss of vision. First thing you shoul do is remove the contacts, use gentle artificial tears like refresh tears. If you have significant discomfort, photosensitivity, or decreased vision after discontinuing the contacts, u should see doc.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.