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Extended wear contacts, recommendations and warnings

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contact lens reviews Modern contact lenses offer you an option extended wear contacts. This is very appealing for busy people – no cleaning fuss and your vision is perfect even if you got up in the middle of the night.

However, if you choose extended wear lenses, you should be aware of certain risks.

You can only wear at night lenses that are specially designed as extended wear. These are healthy contact lenses with more oxygen, such as Focus Night and Day or Acuvue lenses. Focus is FDA approved to be worn up to 30 days in a row and Acuvue up to 7 days. Wearing other lenses that aren’t designed as extended wear overnight puts you in a great risk of infection.

  • If you feel discomfort or irritation, you should take your lens off and give your eyes a break

  • Never wear your lenses for longer than the period recommended by your eye doctor

  • Visit an optometrist at least once in 12 month, but better once in 6 months

  • If you had to take your lenses off, don’t put them back on unless you give them a very good clean and rinse

  • Give your eyes at least one night break before replacing the lenses

  • Don’t wear extended wear lenses if you are a surfer or a swimmer and water gets in your eyes

Regardless the FDA approval for extended wear contact lenses, many doctors would not recommend them for their patients. What attracts you to overnight wear lenses? If it is no need for cleaning, then you might consider wearing daily disposable contacts. Daily disposables offer the same benefits, without the risk for your eye health.

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