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What can happen if you sleep with contact lens in?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two major risks

There is 10 fold increase in the risk of serious eye infections if you sleep in a contact lens that is not designed for sleep (there are only two brands - night and day & pure vision).
The other is an increase in the risk of an inflammatory reaction from the contacts.

In brief: Two major risks

There is 10 fold increase in the risk of serious eye infections if you sleep in a contact lens that is not designed for sleep (there are only two brands - night and day & pure vision).
The other is an increase in the risk of an inflammatory reaction from the contacts.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Corneal edema

Sleeping with contacts in can cause swelling of the cornea due to a lack of oxygen.
It also increases the risk of a corneal ulcer which can damage your vision.

In brief: Corneal edema

Sleeping with contacts in can cause swelling of the cornea due to a lack of oxygen.
It also increases the risk of a corneal ulcer which can damage your vision.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Future problems

In addition this can cause corneal scarring, ulceration or corneal warpage.
Dont risk it.

In brief: Future problems

In addition this can cause corneal scarring, ulceration or corneal warpage.
Dont risk it.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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