A member 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?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Richard Carlin answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 9/3/2019



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