Sleeping in Contact Lenses
It will catch up to you
Why do we continue to ignore the FDA, NIH and CDC’s recommendation in regards to eye safety? Do we think we are smarter than the unseen geniuses at those institutes? Or, do we just “brush it off” because we believe we are lucky and think along the lines of “it won’t ever happen to me” mentality.
Sleeping in contact lenses can lead to a very serious eye condition that could even result in surgery, like a corneal transplant (wearing someone else’s cornea). It just takes ONE time when the universe is not aligned to yours and you end up getting a severe microbial eye infection.
You may be saying “I’ve been doing this for many years and I am fine”. Well buddy, it is BECAUSE you are doing it for so long that you are more likely to have serious eye complications. Eventually, your eye just “gives up” in defending itself from infections and BOOM! You’ve got yourself a nasty eye infection where the organism is melting your eye. You will end up on the operating table where the surgeon peels a layer of your eye off and replaces it from a stranger.
Contact lenses are generally very safe. It is very easy to maintain good eye health by following your eye care practitioner’s medical advice, but it is also easy to stray from the regimen. Do NOT be a part of the FDA, NIH, and CDC’s statistics of eye complications; take your contact lenses out before you sleep.
We are conveniently located in Rockville, MD. If you have any questions or interested in other options for your eyes, please contact us and we are more than happy to assist you.