Why You Should Never Sleep With Your Contacts In

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Have you ever wondered if sleeping in your contacts would do anything? Is it okay to sleep in your contacts? You should never sleep with your contacts in and here I will explain why. Sleeping with your contacts in can cause several problems for your eyes. Sleeping in contacts drastically increases your chances of getting an eye infection. You do not want this for your eyes. Wearing contacts overnight can contribute to ruining your eyesight. 

 

When you wear your contacts as you sleep your contacts restrict the amount of oxygen and hydration that gets into the eye. Your eye needs this oxygen and hydration. The oxygen and hydration helps your cornea fight off bacteria. Without this the cornea cannot fight off this bacteria effectively. This is where you can get infections. If you have blurry vision, red eyes, or watering this may be a sign of an eye infection. If you think you have an eye infection, come see us as soon as you can. 

 

For the most part dry eye is the main consequence of sleeping with your contacts in. Dry eye is when a person does not have enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. You need tears to maintain a healthy eye and sleeping in your contacts can take that away. Some symptoms of dry eye include: irritation, redness, and mucus around your eye.

 

It can get worse. Dry eyes are not the worst thing that can happen. For some people it is more permanent. Sleeping in your contacts can lead to serious surgery and even vision loss. It is just safe to never sleep in your contacts. Take your contacts out every night. It will be worth it in the long run. 

 

If you just don’t want to wear contacts anymore there are options for that. Get Lasik Provo surgery. If you have any questions about Lasik or your eye health give us a call today.

 

 

 

 

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