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Is it possible to get an eye infection from sleeping with your contacts in?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Major studies have shown that sleeping with your contacts in increases the risk of a contact lens related eye infection.

In brief: Yes

Major studies have shown that sleeping with your contacts in increases the risk of a contact lens related eye infection.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not a good idea

Some contacts are rated for 24/7 use, but most are not.
These should be removed at the end of each day to give the eye a rest. Infection can set in under a contact lens and sometimes is serious. If you eye gets the least bit red, remove the lens until the redness goes away. Always follow the instructions of your ophthalmologist regarding lens wear.

In brief: Not a good idea

Some contacts are rated for 24/7 use, but most are not.
These should be removed at the end of each day to give the eye a rest. Infection can set in under a contact lens and sometimes is serious. If you eye gets the least bit red, remove the lens until the redness goes away. Always follow the instructions of your ophthalmologist regarding lens wear.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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