Whenever it comes up in conversation that I am an optometrist, one of the most common questions I will get asked is, “Are my contacts good?” To which I will respond, “Well, what kind of contacts do you wear?” And this is where I get all sorts of funny responses. “Oh I wear the ones you can wear for 30 days”, or “the ones you can wear for 2 weeks… but I usually stretch them out to 3”, or “Acuvue Oasys” because everyone seems to think that’s what they’re wearing. For the most
Many people love contacts lenses for better peripheral vision, natural appearance, and comfortable vision without the weight of glasses. Some people also feel like they can see better. With all these wonderful advantages, it’s tempting to just leave the contacts in from the moment you wake up, until bed time. But it’s important to refrain from that temptation because over-wearing your contacts can have serious consequences! What can happen if you wear lenses for too long?