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

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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