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