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A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Do you ever leave your disposable contact lenses in for too long? It's a pretty accepted fact that most things are in their best condition when they haven't been used too much. You won't be surprised to hear that the same principle is also applicable to your contact lenses. There are so many reasons why you shouldn't keep them in for any more time than you need to. Despite that fact that it might not seem so bad, if you care about having healthy eyes, stick to the replacement and wearing routine your optician determines. In other words, if your optometrist tells you to change pairs daily, change them daily, because they're not made to withstand reuse.

A lot of people think to themselves, would it be so bad if I got two or three additional days out of them? To explain this, let's examine protein - not the dietary kind, but the natural protein contained in your eye fluids that gathers over time on the surface of your lenses, creating a light haze. Blurry eyesight is just the start.

Eventually these proteins change form and confuse your immune system, which begins to think that the buildup is a foreign particle, and the body's reaction can be expressed as itchy, swollen and irritated eyes. And when this occurs, a toll is taken on your vision. Other factors can also attribute to this, like the build up of dust or pollen on the lens But even when people take great care of their contacts, over time they become less smooth and clear, due to normal wear and tear.

So adhere to the plan your eye care professional decides on for you. Everyone's eyes are unique, so only your eye care professional should determine the correct contact lens replacement routine for you. When you dispose of and replace your contact lenses on time, you'll never notice the difference that becomes so apparent when you wear them any longer than you're meant to.