What Happens If You Wear Contacts Longer Than A Month?

Can you wear 30 day contacts longer?

The maximum time that any lens has been approved to wear continuously is 30 days.

You should never wear a lens longer than that.

If you have to sleep in your lenses, most eye doctors will encourage you to take them out as often as possible, or at least once per week..

Can wearing contacts too long damage your eyes?

This can allow for bacteria to grow inside on your cornea, which can lead to an eye infection. Even though you may not feel any personal discomfort when you wear your contacts overnight, keeping them in too long can create irreversible damage to your eyes.

How long can you wear contacts after they expire?

Do Contacts Expire? All contacts have an expiration date. Some are designed to last for one year, while others are meant to be worn for only two weeks or as little as one day.

What happens if you wear contacts past expiration?

Bacteria, fungi, and amoebae present on an expired contact lens can cause severe eye infections that can lead to blindness. When your prescription expires, you won’t be able to buy more lenses until you get an updated prescription, so as the date approaches you should set up an appointment with your eye doctor.

Should I get monthly or daily contacts?

Monthly Lenses Replaced either monthly or bi-weekly, these contact lenses are thicker than daily disposables. The thicker composition makes them more durable and long-lasting, and they are usually more resistant to drying out. However, they must be disinfected regularly in order to ensure healthy wearing.

How do you store contact lenses for a long time?

Spare rigid (GP) lenses should be stored dry for long term storage {clean, rinse, dry}. New or dry-stored GP lenses should be re-cleaned and disinfected prior to lens wear. Do not store soft lenses in the storage case for an extended period of time.

Can I wear monthly contact lenses for longer?

Do not wear your contact lenses for longer than prescribed. Replace monthly lenses after one month and daily lenses after one day! Do not wear your contact lenses for 24 hours or while sleeping. Only specific lenses allow this, and even then, this is only allowed in consultation with your optician or eye specialist.

Is it bad to wear contacts everyday?

Most contact lenses should not be worn overnight, as it could increase the risk of eye infection. Contacts meant for daily or one-time use can generally be worn up to 14 to 16 hours with no problem, but your doctor may recommend a contact-free hour or two before bedtime in order to rest your eyes.

Can you go blind from contacts?

Wearing contact lenses puts you at risk of several serious conditions including eye infections and corneal ulcers. These conditions can develop very quickly and can be very serious. In rare cases, these conditions can cause blindness.

Are monthly contacts bad for your eyes?

Extended wear contacts Some monthly contacts can be worn for up to seven days straight without taking them out of your eyes. Wearing contact lenses not approved for sleeping can pose risks to your eyes because the lenses deprive your eyes of oxygen.

Can you order contacts with an expired prescription?

Can I buy contacts with an expired prescription? You will need a current, valid prescription before you order more contacts. Fortunately, if your eyes and contacts feel fine you can now renew your contact lens prescription online using 1-800 Contacts Online Prescriptions.

What to do if you run out of contacts?

If you are running out of lenses or have a contact lens prescription that is nearing expiration, contact the office right away so they can work with you to ensure you have access to everything you need.