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Doctor insights on: Can I Sleep With My Contact Lenses On

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can I wear my contacts all night on call or sleep with my contacts in every once in awhile?

Can I wear my contacts all night on call or sleep with my contacts in every once in awhile?

Contacts: Advice is to take contacts off every night for cleaning, if biweekly or monthly, and dispose of them if daily contacts type. ...Read more

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What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

Not a good idea: You are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto sleep with my contact lenses?

Is it bad for my healthto sleep with my contact lenses?

Can be: There are contacts that advertise that their contact lenses can be worn over night and for 30 days. Most over night contact lenses are to be replaced every two weeks. It only takes one bad infection to damage the eye. If wearing contact lenses over night replace them every two weeks to avoid any eye damage.". ...Read more

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What problems can occur if i fell asleep with my contacts in my eyes?

What problems can occur if i fell asleep with my contacts in my eyes?

Infection: Sleeping in your lenses increases your risk of a vision threatening infection by about 5 fold. Sleeping in lenses can also cause inflammatory conditions which decrease the comfort of contact lens wear. I generally advise my patients not to sleep in their lenses. ...Read more

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I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and once i bathed with lenses on and little water went in my eyes, should I use the lenses or discard them?

I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and once i bathed with lenses on and little water went in my eyes, should I use the lenses or discard them?

You are okay: It is unlikely the bath water caused any problems with your eyes or contacts. I suggest taking them out and disinfecting them overnight. ...Read more

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Why can't i see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.

Wrong Rx: The prescription is not equivalent to your glass rx. If this was a refill of your present cl rx, they made a mistake. Have your eye physician take a look to figure out the problem. ...Read more

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How often do I have to switch my contact solution from my contact lens case?

Clean the case: Contact lens cases are commonly neglected in those who otherwise care excellently for their contact lenses. The case should be cleaned thoroughly, using soap and water and allowed to dry completely at least once per week. Some recommend boiling the case or ethyl alcohol but this must be thoroughly removed before the case is used. Some replace each 3 months. ...Read more

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How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more

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My eyes start to hurt after 3 hours of soft contacts ---is the problem with my eyes or with my contacts?

My eyes start to hurt after 3 hours of soft contacts ---is the problem with my eyes or with my contacts?

Could be both..: If the eyes hurts after three hours, it is likely that the contacts are becoming tight on the eye. This might improve with a different size lenses or different lens material. It may be that your eyes are dry and though the lenses fits fine initially, they become dry and start to cause discomfort. See your doctor... ...Read more

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I slept with my contacts my eye is red and painful which drops can I use?

Emergency!: A red, painful eye after sleeping with contact lenses is very worrisome for the development of a corneal ulcer (a very serious eye infection). You need to see your ophthalmologist today! if a cornea ulcer is present, prompt treatment is essential to limit potentially vision threatening damage. ...Read more

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How can I improve my contact lens comfort?

Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read more

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Does anyone have tips for keep my eye lids open so I can put in my contact?

Does anyone have tips for keep my eye lids open so I can put in my contact?

Grab eyelashes: My method is to hold my eyelid open by grabbing a group of my eyelashes . It is probably not the best method but it works for me. ...Read more