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Old 07-26-2012, 03:34 AM
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Default Do you sleep with your contacts?

I am too lazy to remove my contacts. What damage can happen from now removing your contact lens?
Is it really necessary to remove contacts while taking a nap?

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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I am too lazy to remove my contacts. What damage can happen from now removing your contact lens?
Is it really necessary to remove contacts while taking a nap?

Thanks for your reply.
I depends on what kind of lenses you wear. There are several posts in this forum that address this issue. Since you're "lazy" ;-) I'll give you some quotes.

"I'm an ecp and the way that they are priced just wear once and throw out.
They are generally quite thin and do not hold up with lens handling or re-wearing."

"You need to be guided by your Eye Care Professional, who will check to see if you have any increase in the capillaries growing into the whites of your eye (neovascularization)."

"You are begging for ulcerative keratitis when sleeping in daily wear lenses."

"GPC, ulcerative keratitis, neovascularization, infection and acanthamoeba I have seen in all sorts of patients but def moreso in extended wear patients."

As far as taking a nap, check with your doctor to be sure, but the general consensus is that you can nap for an hour or so in your contacts without much of a problem.
It's understandable how it's much easier to just go to sleep at bedtime without taking your contacts out, but it's smarter to take them out to avoid painful problems later on. If you're going to wear them, you might as well do it right.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:30 AM
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I used to sleep in my contacts some years ago. However, I was VERY VERY stupid and young and thought I knew everything I guess. Anyway I would sleep in and wear the same two week lenses for way past the time they should be thrown away. I never listened to my doctor so I didn't remove them weekly. Well I done that for a while and it finally caught up with me. I got neovascularization and my eye doctor took me off contacts and I had to beg and agree to come in to however many visits she needed to verify that I was removing my lenses EVERY night. Now my eyes are really dry and even though the lenses are much better, I don't think my eyes could handle more than a day or two, if that. I wonder if the dryness has anything to do with the contact lens abuse? My personal opinion is that for some people, sure they can sleep in their lenses, but ONLY and only if they are willing to absolutely do what their doctor says and do it every time and not just when they feel like it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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I've never understood the whole 'sleeping in contacts' thing, and I consider myself a fairly lazy person. Sure, I've done it a time or two by accident, due to either forgetting I was wearing them or unintentionally falling asleep after a night of...uh...celebrating. But I've never deliberately said, eh, that 60 seconds that it takes to remove them and put them in ClearCare is really just too much time and effort. I just don't get that. It takes me less time to do that than to wash my face before bed. It's just not worth the risk. I didn't even do it when I wore DuraSofts, which were marketed as extended wear lenses. If I'm that knackered, I'll just skip something else...like flossing.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:15 PM
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I am too lazy to remove my contacts. What damage can happen from now removing your contact lens?
Is it really necessary to remove contacts while taking a nap?

Thanks for your reply.
I think it is well established in this forum that you will either spontaneously combust or go blind =P

Seriously though, your eyes need to breathe. It's worse to sleep in annuals than daily disposables, but when it comes down to it you may experience eye infections or neovascularization if you continue to sleep in your lenses.
It sounds like those night and day lenses are a good choice for you
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:18 PM
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I've never understood the whole 'sleeping in contacts' thing, and I consider myself a fairly lazy person. Sure, I've done it a time or two by accident, due to either forgetting I was wearing them or unintentionally falling asleep after a night of...uh...celebrating. But I've never deliberately said, eh, that 60 seconds that it takes to remove them and put them in ClearCare is really just too much time and effort. I just don't get that. It takes me less time to do that than to wash my face before bed. It's just not worth the risk. I didn't even do it when I wore DuraSofts, which were marketed as extended wear lenses. If I'm that knackered, I'll just skip something else...like flossing.
Actually I HATE taking out my contacts because I'm half blind without them (-9.5).
I used the Night and Day lenses and they didn't work out for me in the long run because they dried out my eyes terribly and it was hell to take them out
I would never sleep in Soloticas but I have been guilty of sleeping in a pair of dailies now and then and chucking them in the morning.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:15 PM
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Reviving an old thread but thought I'd add my 2 cents. I'm a new contact patient (little over 2 weeks) currently wearing the Air Optix for Astigmatism which are "approved for a weeks wear" and I would love to be able to get away with wearing them overnight once in a while. For example: laying in bed late at night watching a movie on the weekend (a time I am likely to fall asleep) However, my eyes are a little too dry to try overnight wear so I take them out before bed and grab my glasses if I'm going to watch t.v. This is a real bummer, but as they say, it is what it is.
I envy those folks that can routinely wear contacts overnight or even days at a time.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:44 AM
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Thumbs down bad idea!

ooh look you may get away with it for a few years but I think that there is a reason they tell us not to sleep or leave our contact in too long. i had a friend who wore his contacts to sleep & after a year or so had excessive vein growth on his eyeball. His simple explanation to me was he got varicous veins of his eyeballs which meant he no longer could wear contacts & his eyes always looked bloodshot.

I second what others have said & maybe you should look at getting the day & night lenses that you can sleep in.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:11 PM
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ooh look you may get away with it for a few years but I think that there is a reason they tell us not to sleep or leave our contact in too long. i had a friend who wore his contacts to sleep & after a year or so had excessive vein growth on his eyeball. His simple explanation to me was he got varicous veins of his eyeballs which meant he no longer could wear contacts & his eyes always looked bloodshot.

I second what others have said & maybe you should look at getting the day & night lenses that you can sleep in.
what you're referring to is neovascularization--basically the eye develops new blood vessels because it can't get enough oxygen (because the lenses are on constantly)--left untreated it can get serious
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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what you're referring to is neovascularization--basically the eye develops new blood vessels because it can't get enough oxygen (because the lenses are on constantly)--left untreated it can get serious
This is why the FDA only approves for overnight wear, contacts that are highly oxygen permeable. Nobody should ever wear any other types of contacts overnight.
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Wearing contact lens overnight has lots of risk like eye infection, corneal ulcer and worst blindness.

Never wear them overnight even if FDA approves it. Too much is at risk.
Check out http://www.improveeyesighthq.com/dangers-of-contact-lens.html for more details
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Absolutely not.
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