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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have stupidly accidentally slept in my contact lenses overnight. they are daily wear soft contacts. my eyes feel mostly okay but the left one is a bit watery. should i use antibacterial eye drops as a precaution or leave them alone?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Use the drops: If your eye is watery it could mean corneal edema or a small abrasion. It would be safer to use prophylactic antibiotic eye drops for a few days and leave the contact lenses out.
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