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Keeping Your Contacts

Are you someone who leaves your disposable contact lenses in for an extra few days? It's common knowledge that a lot of things are just plain better when they are fresh. The same applies to your contact lenses. It's not a good idea to keep your lenses in for any more time than necessary. Despite that fact that you might be tempted, if you want to help your eyes stay healthy, don't overlook the wearing and changing schedule your optician gives you. This means that if you've been told to replace them daily, change them daily, because they can't withstand extended wear.

You might think, would it be so bad if I got a few extra wears out of them? In order to better understand this, let's examine protein - not the type you stir into your shakes, but the natural protein in your eyes that gathers over time on the surface of your lenses, creating a thin haze. Blurry vision is only the first symptom.

After some time, these proteins evolve and trick your immune system into thinking the buildup is a foreign particle, and the body's reaction can lead to inflammation in the eye. And this means that you won't be seeing your best. External particles like pollen or dust can also accumulate on the lens, which also makes sight blurry. Even when you do all you can to take excellent care of your contact lenses, eventually they become less clear and smooth, which is the result of normal wear and tear.

The best thing to do is adhere to the plan your eye care professional determines for you. If you throw out and replace your lenses at the correct times, you'll never even see the difference that becomes so apparent when you wear them any longer than you're meant to.