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How often should I give my eyes a break from contacts?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Should take them out every night and clean them properly for extended wear ctl, should remove at least once a week but duration depends on eye dryness and how long the eye can tolerate them.

In brief: Depends
Should take them out every night and clean them properly for extended wear ctl, should remove at least once a week but duration depends on eye dryness and how long the eye can tolerate them.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nightly, at least
For the average person, wearing contacts greater than 12 hours per day can lead to symptoms of contact lens overwear which can include decreased vision, light-sensitivity, eye redness, pain and possibly tearing.
But everyone is different; some people can't tolerate more than 4-5 hours/day, others can tolerate 14-16. But everyone should take their contacts out before they go to sleep.

In brief: Nightly, at least
For the average person, wearing contacts greater than 12 hours per day can lead to symptoms of contact lens overwear which can include decreased vision, light-sensitivity, eye redness, pain and possibly tearing.
But everyone is different; some people can't tolerate more than 4-5 hours/day, others can tolerate 14-16. But everyone should take their contacts out before they go to sleep.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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