Do You Fall Asleep With Your Lenses In?.
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April 10, 2011 5:29 am at 5:29 am #596211eclipseMember
1.Is it dangerous?
2.Why is “extended wear” more expensive?April 10, 2011 5:49 am at 5:49 am #1061876smartcookieMember
I don’t know, but I could tell you that my friend got a BIG infection in her eyes from sleeping with her lenses. Better safe than sorry.April 10, 2011 6:55 am at 6:55 am #1061877mischiefmakerMember
Definitely not a great idea. I used to do it a lot-now I just take them out earlier (before I get tired). Your eyes need air (My dr. said 2 hrs a day) so you really shouldn’t sleep in them. If u did it its not so horrible but don’t do it if u can. Plane rides are always a challenge when wearing lenses so wear glasses.April 10, 2011 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #1061878ShrekMember
I abused my contacts, wearing them for too many hours each day & eventually my eyes developed an allergic reaction to them. This has happened to a couple of people I know. Even after taking a one-year break from contact, my eyes are still very sensitive to them, and I can’t wear them comfortably any more.April 10, 2011 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #1061879eclipseMember
Uh oh…I guess I’m ok then based purely on “shomer pesaim Hashem”!April 10, 2011 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #1061880yogiboobooMember
i only take naps in themApril 10, 2011 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1061881HealthParticipant
I never owned lenses and I almost never sleep in my glasses.April 10, 2011 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1061882StuffedCabbageParticipant
yeah last year i slept in my lenses every night, never took them out in the morning and only if they were dry did i put some lense solution in….but my eyes got infected and i cant wear lenses for too long anymore…..woops.April 10, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #1061883i am hereMember
stuffedcabbage – I know someone who did that also ang there eyes got infectrd. and couldnt wear lenses for there sibling wedding and had to wear there glasses instead.
I sometimes fall asleep in them for a nap and i cant get my eyes open till i scramble for some lense solution and pour it in my eyes. that wont stop me from taking a nap in them.April 10, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1061884StuffedCabbageParticipant
yeah i nap in them too but cant wear them for a whole day without them getting dry and annoying…….April 10, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #1061885ZeesKiteParticipant
I sleep with glasses and a flashlight. Gotta see my dream. Clearly.April 11, 2011 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1061886deiyezoogerMember
I always fall asleep while reading with my glasses on (not lenses). In camp I was teased that I keep my glasses on to see my dreams…..April 11, 2011 2:47 am at 2:47 am #1061887red sockParticipant
eclipse- I am actually taking a contact lens course right now in optometry school and the reason it is dangerous is because as it is with a lens on the eye you are getting less oxygen to your cornea, when you are sleeping and your lids are closed you are getting even less. this can lead to all sorts of problems. that being said, there are some contact lenses that are FDA approved for sleeping with although it is up to your eye doctor to decide whether you are a good candidate for that. Finally, in general the daily disposables and silicon hydrogels (a type of lens material) are the most expensive.April 11, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1061888HealthParticipant
I think with the hard lenses if you keep them in too long, you can scratch your cornea. I remember reading the story of the woman who thought her contacts were still in so she kept scratching. It turned out what she was feeling was her cornea and she kept scratching it and felt it more and more. I wonder how long that took to heal.April 11, 2011 4:47 am at 4:47 am #1061889GumBallMember
ouch sound painful!April 11, 2011 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #1061890yummy cupcakeMember
i never sleep with them in! a girl in my class once left hers in all nite, fell asleep in them, came to skool her eyes were all blown up and puffy, it was gross, and she couldn’t be in a room with lite cuz it bothered her eyes, so we had to learn with the lights off!April 11, 2011 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1061891mytakeMember
Nope. Heard its dangerous.April 11, 2011 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1061892candy613Member
Someone I know fell asleep with her contacts in, and when she woke up the next morning she looked like a vampire! Her eyes were completely red! it was so scary! And besides for that they were stuck to her eyes and she couldn’t get them off! She ended up needing to get them pulled out by her doctor, and i’m still traumatized!
>O<613February 25, 2015 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #1061893FriendInFlatbushParticipant
Sometimes. Does anybody else enjoy reviving old threads?February 26, 2015 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1061894goofusParticipant
I have monthly contacts. I open two pairs at a time and wear each pair on alternating days. I also used the H2O2 with the neurtalizing metal cases.
And I never sleep in them, not even shabbos naps.February 26, 2015 5:51 am at 5:51 am #1061895cozimjewishMember
FIF – Yup, me and Rebyidd…..and I guess you too 😉February 26, 2015 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #1061896FriendInFlatbushParticipant
cozimjewish: Yup 🙂 I just find it interesting to see if opinions about something change over time, and also to see if the original commenters are still around to respond to the same thread.February 27, 2015 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #1061897oyyoyyoyParticipant
what about showers?March 1, 2015 6:12 am at 6:12 am #1061898barlevParticipant
I used to wear my lenses for days on end, but I have been told to stop wearing them altogether due to harm they caused
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