1 doctor weighed in:
What is the max time I can wear rigid gas permeable contacts in one day?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology
In brief: I say 12.
Varied answers from varied eye care specialists.
In general, i advise my patients that are wearing rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lenses to not wear them for more than 12 hours a day. You do not want to suffer from contact lens overwear syndrome. This is a corneal inflammation that results from wearing your rgp contacts too long because they feel comfortable. The next am you will have eye pain.

In brief: I say 12.
Varied answers from varied eye care specialists.
In general, i advise my patients that are wearing rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lenses to not wear them for more than 12 hours a day. You do not want to suffer from contact lens overwear syndrome. This is a corneal inflammation that results from wearing your rgp contacts too long because they feel comfortable. The next am you will have eye pain.
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors